”Engel” is presented as part of a double program alongside ”Stigma". Your ticket is valid for both performances.

Where are the angels of our time?
Who guides us through today's chaos?
A circus acrobat and a dancer merge into a physical dialogue.

A performance about embracing the many incomprehensible aspects of being human. Questions posed without answers given and making peace with the things that are difficult to explain.

What is Consciousness? When a thought arises, where does it come from? We sense and experience the world around us in many different ways. It can be difficult for us to understand what cannot be formulated and the fear of the incomprehensible can be an obstacle for us.

"Angel" is inspired by the poem "Stof dat als een meisje", in which the poet Toon Tellegen describes a man being hunted by an angel.

The show was selected from this year's 20 prioritized new dance performances by the European Aerowaves network of dance theaters. Every year this network - of which Bora Bora is a member - selects the most promising, talented choreographers in Europe.

Winner of the Dutch ‘BNG Bank Dans Prijs’. World premiere at the Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad kulturhus, Norway 27th of June 2018.

The music in the performance has been created by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and can be heard and bought here.


About Marta Alstadsaeter (N) & Kim-Jomi Fischer (NL)

Kim and Marta met in 2015. Their different backgrounds in contemporary dance and circus sparked a blooming collaboration. During the last year they have been creating their own movement vocabulary, diving into the possibilities and qualities they find within this symbiosis, exploring their identity across languages. This has naturally led them into creating work together, creating a space where they can go beyond the frames of their disciplines and dive into the physical communication in between them. Now working closely together with Dansateliers (NL) and Dansearena nord (NO) they are making work in Norway and the Netherlands.

Kim-Jomi was born into a family of street performers and got introduced to partnering acrobatics from an early age. Marta comes from a family of visual artists and set out to be a writer, but communication with horses inspired a more physical language research and got her Bachelor of Circus Arts from Codarts university in Rotterdam.