Saturday, October 29 at 8pm
Sunday, October 30 at 4pm
Doors open a half hour prior to the show
BOOMERANG, hailed as the “punk Mozarts of dance,” presents a percussively visceral and psychologically dynamic new work made in collaboration with Greg Saunier, drummer and founding member of the internationally-acclaimed band Deerhoof. Repercussion combines the daring and vulnerable artistry of dancers Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin with poetically nuanced choreography by Kora Radella. Saunier’s physically-charged, expressive percussion sets the tone and further embodies the work’s fearlessly physical exploration of "active forgetting," based on new writing by MacArthur Fellow and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. Repercussion was originally commissioned by Dixon Place for a March 2016 premiere in New York City, and subsequently premiered in Paris, France at The Arts Arena at the invitation of Robert Wilson.
To view a trailer for Repercussion, click here.
Cast & Artists
Kora Radella: Choreographer
Matty Davis, Adrian Galvin, and Greg Saunier: Performers
Lewis Hyde: Text
Will Arbery: Dramaturgy
Rebecca Wolf: Lighting Design
Repercussion is a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work from a diverse array of voices and artists, emerging and established alike.
The LookOut Series takes place in the 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret style venue with a mix of seating options. All LookOut shows are general admission, and specific seats cannot be reserved. The 1700 Theatre is located behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks - Steppenwolf's new cafe and bar.
"Brilliant. Exceptionally strong work. BOOMERANG made me listen. Whether to the breathing, or to the feet on the floor or to the musical instrument, it was all part of a unity. This is a work of extremes, from quick movements with violent attacks to soft interior moments. Geometric choreography is counterpointed with moments of free movement, with intelligent and carefully thought out use of space. Bravo"
"It's hard to pick apart the threads of skill, courage, endurance, beauty and sensitivity in all of this--they fuse."
—Eva Yaa Asantewaa
A Dance Project with Fashion, Literary, and Indie-Rock Cred--New York Times Feature