United States: Parts I - IV

February 3 – 10, 1983

Premiere World Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Laurie Anderson’s breakthrough piece, United States: Part I-IV, was her first major articulation on the contemporary American experience. Its centerpiece—the single “O Superman”—became a surprise hit in Britain in 1981, pushing Anderson to widespread fame. When the entirety of United States: Part I-IV was ready to be performed, BAM had the honor of presenting its world premiere over the course of the week of February 3rd, 1983, during the Next Wave Series.
Identifier 1983s.00347