"My strongest impression is of struggle, which to me the defining emotion of our time. These figures struggle; and we don't know if they are two brothers, lovers, figures in a dream, but we know that while they balance each other it is constant recalibration. At times there is tenderness, more often there is confrontation."
- Jacki Lyden
"I felt, as I listened and watched, that that sky would never be repaired, and so I loved it when he ended with that loud, sad, Yoko Ono-style wailing. Massimiliano's evident pain combined with the desire implied by the [Jamaal May's] poetry to set a disorderly universe right gave the whole performance a complex moral significance that worked beautifully in part because it was not overly insisted upon."
- Stephen O'Connor
"Choreographed by Ms. Radella (with input from her collaborator Matty Davis and the performers), “[This is a] Forge,” in keeping with its title, generated tension and heat. In ways that sometimes looked painful, the intrepid dancers wrestled with one another and the floor, accompanied live by the violin duo String Noise."
- Siobhan Burke
Can't please everyone for sure, but had many many comments at 92Y from people who loved "This is a Forge" and were quite articulate and perceptive. So grateful for the collaboration with the artistic team. We remain celebratory of the combination BOOMERANG offers of tender/charged/
detailed gestural work with visceral/athletic partnering and physicality.