Raphaëlle Boitel

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 8 p.m.

Raphaëlle Boitel
When Angels Fall

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The young French choreographer, director, and aerial mastermind Raphaëlle Boitel is author and architect of a new form of theater that transports the imagination to unprecedented heights. In When Angels Fall, a dystopia in which humans cling tenuously to nature unfolds against a cinematic dreamscape shaped by light and shadow. With extraordinary physical prowess and the derring-do of great circus artists, performers fly, glide, soar, and dance on the edge of a vanishing civilization. Are humans predisposed to self-destruction? Envisioning the future is sometimes the best way to talk about the present.

Program: When Angels Fall (2018), choreography by Raphaëlle Boitel

Tickets: $27 (just $6 for students with ID)

The Williams Center for the Arts’ Dance Series is underwritten, in part, by the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.

Co-Produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ)

US Tour Partners: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ); ArtsEmerson, Emerson College (MA); and Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College (PA)

The presentation of Raphaëlle Boitel’s When Angels Fall is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut Français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and private donors. Additional support for women artists has been provided by Fondation CHANEL.