‘Angel Reapers’ fuses history with dance theater
Alfred Uhry, the playwright best known for “Driving Miss Daisy,’’ was fascinated by Shaker history. He saw dramatic potential in it, but he knew it couldn’t be a play. Then he encountered choreographer and director Martha Clarke, who is best known for “Garden of Earthly Delights,’’ a dance piece based on a Hieronymus Bosch painting. The ensuing Uhry-Clarke collaboration resulted in “Angel Reapers,’’ a Shaker-inspired dance theater piece that runs Tuesday through Nov. 20 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, presented by ArtsEmerson.