Every autumn, BAM's Next Wave Festival serves as New York's most comprehensive and daring survey of progressive arts. This year's edition launches with the US premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera based on the life and times of tabloid subject Anna Nicole Smith. Other highlights include Polish theater troupe TR Warszawa and Teatr Narodowy's take on vampire tale Nosferatu; We Have an Anchor, in which filmmaker Jem Cohen pays tribute to Canada's Cape Breton island with musicians from Fugazi, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and others; and a celebration in dance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. For more information, visit bam.org.