Harvey Lichtenstein died peacefully on 11 February 2017 at the age of 87 years in his Manhattan home.
From 1967 to 1999 he was President and Director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). From his first invitation to Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal in 1984 until today he made BAM to our beloved recurring Theatre home in Brooklyn/New York.An extraordinary, inseparable artistic and personal friendship grew between Pina and Harvey.
Although his activities had been limited for health reasons for the last years, Harvey still insisted on seeing at least one of our performances at the BAM Next Wave Festival each time, most recently Kontakthof in 2014, expressing his enthusiasm and love for the company.
He was an adored pioneer and important companion for all of us – managers, dancers and colleagues at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
We will miss Harvey Lichtenstein.