Raphaelle Boitel's Multi-Disciplinary Circus Spectacle
From the age of 14, French circus pioneer Raphaelle Boitel has performed as a contortionist, dancer and aerialist all over the world, taking on the mantel of director-to-watch in recent years. Don't miss the Boston premiere of When Angels Fall, an interdisciplinary spectacle of dance, cinema and circus arts that transports the audience to a dystopian future where humans tenuous relationship to their dying world poses poignant questions about our present.
Boitel's performers employ jaw-dropping physical prowess and mesmerising acrobatic skill to fly, glide and soar in a cinematic landscape on the edge of the vanishing of civilisation. Amidst the toxic rain and mechanical environment of this post-apocalyptic world, fallen angels rail against the loss of nature and one survivor's rebellion against this bleak existence leads to a rebellion that questions the very fabric of reality. Surreal, poetic and powerful, this kaleidoscope of story-telling forms is sure to provoke your thoughts.