Choreographer: Kora Radella
Movement Invention: Matty Davis and Kora Radella with further creative input from Adrian Galvin and Greg Saunier
Dancers: Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin
Drummer: Greg Saunier
Singer: Adrian Galvin
Text for song: Lewis Hyde
Dramaturgy: Will Arbery
BOOMERANG brings their latest work, Repercussion, a percussively visceral and psychologically dynamic work that explores “active forgetting” based on new writing by MacArthur Fellow and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. Repercussion was made in collaboration with Greg Saunier, drummer and founding member of the internationally-acclaimed band Deerhoof, and the costumes were created by threeASFOUR, recipients of the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Museum’s National Design Award. Repercussion was originally commissioned by Dixon Place for a March 2016 premiere in New York City and was subsequently premiered in Paris, France at the Arts Arena at the invitation of Robert Wilson.
Photography by Bryan Derballa for Beach Sessions Dance Series
About the Artists:
BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. Recognizing the body as an evolving repository for both physical and psychological life, BOOMERANG sifts through and siphons from the rich, eclectic histories that constitute the personhoods of the people with whom they work. Using idiosyncratic movement invention, unpredictable phrasing, and a commitment to full-on embodied motion, BOOMERANG creates intense explorations of how human histories might be sensitively layered, distorted, and recontextualized. Their work has been presented in NYC at venues including Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick, the Irondale Center, and at the United Nations, as well as in Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Chicago; Cleveland; Grand Rapids; and Pittsburgh.They’re also keen on presenting their work in a wide variety of alternative spaces, from parks to vineyards, the streets to the mountains, and within academic and school contexts. In 2015, BOOMERANG was shortlisted as 1 of 20 juried finalists for the Grand Jury Prize at ArtPrize7, having been nominated among the top 5 time-based artists by Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot.
Most recently, following Repercussion’s development at the Watermill Center and NYC premiere at Dixon Place, BOOMERANG was nominated by Robert Wilson to premiere their work in Paris, France.