"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.

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Feeling good about the duet work and the strong draft we finished with at the SILO dance residency with Massimiliano Balduzzi and Matty Davis. Onwards towards our premiere at 92Y's Harkness Dance Festival March 17 & 18 with the amazing violin duo String Noise. Massimiliano is bringing Jamaal May's piercing and lovely poetry to life in this work. Creation process with BOOMERANG & Choreography by Kora Radella. http://www.92y.org/Event/BOOMERANG-Dance 

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Chicago and BOOMERANG

The AUDIENCES were overwhelming positive about BOOMERANG's Repercussion at Steppenwolf in Chicago on October 29th & 30th. Only one person had issues but ya can't please everyone! THANK YOU to the wonderful dialogue with glowing audience members!!! We will be in Chicago again April 1st with our work For the toward at MCA! See more information about that here: 

https://mcachicago.org/Stories/Blog/2016/10/Spring-Program-Preview-BOOMERANG

BOOMERANG selected for ENCORE performance of DANCE NOW FESTIVAL!!!

BOOMERANG's eponymous duet "Boomerang" was selected as one of 10 performances out of 40 for the Encore of the DANCE NOW Festival 2016 at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in NYC. The Encore performance is on September 29, 2016 at 7pm The festival producers will select one out of the final 10 artists whose work best meets the festival challenge to participate in the encore performance. The overall challenge winner will receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weekl ong creative residency at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA. 
Encore Tickets: $25 advance / $30 at door. 
Online at joespub.com
 

Collaboration with Greg Saunier, drummer of the band Deerhoof

BOOMERANG, hailed as the “punk Mozarts of dance,” and Greg Saunier, drummer in the internationally acclaimed band Deerhoof, have two work-in-progress performances of movement and sound this fall. One was at Roulette October 26th and the other is at Danspace Project November 21st.  This work, commissioned by Dixon Place, combines the kinesthetic artistry of dancers Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin, nuanced choreography by Kora Radella, and visceral percussion by Saunier. Saunier’s charged yet sensitive physicality as a percussionist mirrors the essential dynamics that have come to mark BOOMERANG’s oeuvre. Both his musical contributions and movement will be incorporated and developed as part of this new work that is being further created at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center and will premiere at Dixon Place in March 2016.

BOOMERANG's "For the toward" shortlisted at ArtPrize!

BOOMERANG's "For the toward" was chosen out of more than 150 works as the top 5 in the time-based category at ArtPrize in Michigan!

"I mean, I saw a lot of performance, but this work stood out in its intensity. It’s very focused, as well. It’s about negotiating the unbearable baggage of an intimate relationship. It’s abstract but very legible, really accessible, and palpable--the energy between the two performers. And the materials—nails and big discs of steel—you really felt the energy from one moment to the next. It was relentless, and very magnetic."

- Shari Frilot, Los Angeles-based Senior Programmer of Sundance Film Festival and Curator of New Frontier at Sundance, Juror of Time-Based work at Art Prize

https://www.artprize.org/boomerang/2015/for-the-toward

https://www.artprize.org/blog/artprize-seven-category-jurors-reveal-their-shortlists

BOOMERANG NEWS

BOOMERANG had a great time in Berlin in June via an artist residency at Lake Studios embarking on new work that is commissioned by, and will premiere at, Dixon Place in March 2016. The work will be performed by Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin along with collaborating composer/percussionist Greg Saunier who is in the band Deerhoof. We will show work-in-progress excerpts of this new piece at Roulette in Brooklyn October 26th and at DanceSpace in Manhattan November 21st. We also are pleased to announce that we received a residency at the Watermill Center to work on this new production in January 2016. Aside from the new work, BOOMERANG performed their work in Berlin and Barcelona during 2015 summer and Kora Radella taught a week workshop in Barcelona at tragantDansa. We are excited to be back in the states and performing our work this month in NYC, August 19th at 6:30 PM at the Battery Dance Festival and August 22nd at 4:00 PM at the Socrates Sculpture Park. We are also psyched about bringing our work to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan this September and October.

Also, as an update to the film work, both films are nearing the later stages of post-production! We plan to continue with blending our work with film in the future! It's an exciting time for BOOMERANG! Thank you for all of your interest.

BOOMERANG MAKES DANCE FILMS

We are in the process of bring our work to film! The solo, How you shone through me, is in post-production via NYC based filmmaker Sam Krebbs. Our eponymous duet, Boomerang, is in post-production via the team of NYC based filmmakers Noah Fowler, Martha Gregory, and Kenny Polyak. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign to fund these films with more to come! Both film shoots have been awesome! Check out https://www.facebook.com/boomerangdancekma for some of the film shoot images!!! This is a really exciting development in our work and we are so pleased with how the process is going!