Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival this fall will include the U.S. stage debut of French thesp Isabelle Huppert, a Shakespeare production from Brit helmer Edward Hall and a dance piece directed by Zhang Yimou.
Huppert will star in “4.48 Psychose,” a French adaptation of the Sarah Kane play “4.48 Psychosis.” Claude Regy directs. “Psychosis” went up at Gotham’s St. Ann’s Warehouse last fall.
Hall, now repped on Broadway by “A Streetcar Named Desire,” will direct “The Winter’s Tale” with thesps from his all-male Brit company, Propeller. Hall and Propeller are returning to BAM after staging their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” there in 2004.
Propeller produced “Tale” earlier this year at the U.K.’s Watermill Theater, the small venue where the Broadway-bound West End production of “Sweeney Todd” originated.
Zhang, director of “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” will stage an adaptation of his “Raise the Red Lantern” with the National Ballet of China.
Other Next Wave shows include African puppet piece “Tall Horse,” the Deutsches Theater Berlin’s production of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s 18th-century tragedy “Emilia Galotti,” the multimedia musical theater piece “Shelter,” multimedia piece “Super Vision” by the Builders Assn. and dbox, James Thierree’s circus-dance-theater piece “Bright Abyss,” and Philip Glass’ compositions “Symphony No. 6 (Plutonian Ode)” and “Symphony No. 8,” and his collaborative piece “Orion.”