“Darkly humorous...When Angels Fall continues the long French tradition of a revolt against tyranny...To this tradition Boitel now brings the death-defying showmanship of the circus." - NJ ARTS
“Boitel makes her directorial debut, blending circus, dance and theatre.” - Playbill.com
"Raphaëlle Boitel [creates] an epic event...that will live on in your memory." – Liberation [France]
"When Angels Fall is a dystopia, a fiction of anticipation. To speak of the future is, I think, the best way to speak of the present. A group of people living in a small society where all is organized, formatted and conformist." - Raphaëlle Boitel, Journal La Terrasse
"The more that I work, the more that my shows move towards [analyzing] human nature, as that’s what intrigues me, our self-destructive facets. And so, how can we be reborn out of our ashes? How can we ameliorate ourselves through falling?" - Raphaëlle Boitel, JunkPage Journal
"I question human nature and I leave every audience member free to take their own interpretation." - Raphaëlle Boitel, Bordeaux
"For a long time, I thought that the role of the artist is to jolt the public. Now, I want to offer them onstage that which the world, having become too hard, doesn’t give them anymore: moments of pure love." - Raphaëlle Boitel, Festival International Des Arts De Bordeaux Métropole
Artistic Collaboration, Set Design, and Light Design: Tristan Baudoin
Original Soundtrack and Sound Design: Arthur Bison
Cast: Alba Faivre, Loïc Leviel, Nicolas Lourdelle, Clara Henry, Emily Zuckerman, Tristan Baudoin
Costumes: Lilou Hérin
Rigging, Machinery and Set Design: Nicolas Lourdelle
Artistic Assistant: Clara Henry
US Tour Partners: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), ArtsEmerson, Emerson College (MA) and Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College (PA).
Co-Produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ)
Supported by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the 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.