Boring Angel is a new evening length, multi-disciplinary performance work by dancer/choreographers Asher Woodworth (Portland, ME) and Hana van der Kolk (Troy, NY), with visual artist Ethan Kiermaier (Northampton, MA).
The work considers a future-now world in which objects and people are not different kinds of things, where power moves around fluidly, and technology is religion. Through dance, text, and sound and visual design, Boring Angel presents a shifting visual and sonic landscape where events, bodies, and minds emerge and disappear in a non-hierarchical space of multiplicity and radical empathy.
“This was one of the most exciting, strange and magical things I've seen in a long time. And maybe ever too.” – Jared Williams, New Movement Collaborative
The work features original costuming by Laura Merry Andrighetti (Troy, NY), additional performances by Cookie Harrist and Delaney McDonough of Hio Ridge (Denmark, ME), and an original video poem by Laura Warman (Northampton, MA).
Boring Angel premiered at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME in December 2015, and was presented at Boston Center for the Arts in March 2016, and 3S in Portsmouth, NH in April 2016.
Funded in part by the Moser Family Foundation as well as the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.