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BOOMERANG c/o Matty Davis

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BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically ­nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co­-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. Recognizing the body as an evolving repository for both physical and psychological life, BOOMERANG sifts through and siphons from the rich, eclectic histories that constitute the personhoods of the people with whom they work. Using idiosyncratic movement invention, unpredictable phrasing, and a commitment to full­on embodied motion, BOOMERANG creates intense explorations of how human histories might be sensitively layered, distorted, and recontextualized. Their work has been presented in NYC at venues including Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick, the Irondale Center, and at the United Nations, as well as in Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Grand Rapids. They’re also keen on presenting their work in a wide variety of alternative spaces, from parks to vineyards, the streets to the mountains, and within academic and school contexts. In June and July 2015, they made their European debut with residencies and performances at Lake Studios Berlin and tragantDansa in Barcelona. In fall 2015, BOOMERANG was shortlisted as 1 of 20 juried finalists for the Grand Jury Prize at ArtPrize7, having been nominated among the top 5 time­-based artists by Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot. Most recently, they premiered their work at the Arts Arena in Paris, France at the invitation of world-renowned theater director Robert Wilson, and are performing for Wilson's birthday event in Berlin October 4, 2016. They were selected for the Encore performance of the DANCENOW Festival 2016 in NYC and will perform their work at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago this fall as well. BOOMERANG will premiere a new evening-length work in the Harkness Dance Festival at 92nd St. Y in March 2017.

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