Highlights of This Season's Next Wave Festival

AS always, the latest edition of the Next Wave festival includes an international roster of performers and a wide range of genres. In addition to ``Empty Places,'' programs so far have included a collaboration between Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka and Dutch-born artist Karel Appel; ``machine rock'' by West Germany's Pohl Musik; and dances based on Brother Grimm fairy tales by the Reinhild Hoffmann Tanztheater.

Among the upcoming highlights:

``Woman With Blue Ball & The Song on the Bridge,'' a solo and a company work by West German choreographer/dancer Christine Brunel, through Oct. 29.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn and Party, featuring ``the singer-king of Pakistan'' in his American debut, Oct. 27-28.

``Stuff as Dreams Are Made On,'' a one-actor adaptation of Shakespeare's ``The Tempest,'' directed by and starring Fred Curchack, Oct. 31-Nov. 5.

``Hey, What's All This to Me!?'' by the Compagnie Maguy Marin of France, exploring the French Revolution through dance, Nov. 1-5.

``Allies,'' by Bebe Miller and Company, a dance study of modern relationships, Nov. 28-Dec. 3.

``Songs for ``Drella - A Fiction,'' a tribute to artist Andy Warhol by Lou Reed and John Cale, key members of the classic Velvet Underground rock group, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Also in the Next Wave lineup is a 10-day subfestival called New Music America, Nov. 10-18.

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