2018 is coming

In 2015 Eva initiated a research called Afterlife/My Other Life, with residencies at The Place, the Wellcome Reading Room, and the Manchester Metropolitan University. During this research she conceived the idea for Aftermath, a new full-length work commissioned by Sadler’s Wells that will premiere at the LBS in 2018 and tour throughout 2019.

Brief footage of R&D in the studio during Choreodrome 2017 as The Place.
Performers in the research:
Kwame Asafo-Adjei
Charlotte Mclean
(please note that the cast for the work has changed)

Aftermath is a dance duet set in limbo, where two women suffer from eternal boredom and lack of acknowledgement.
 It is a full evening dance piece made with a creative team that has worked with me before.
 The work is conceived as a means to relate to current issues such as the idea of ‘Post-everything’ (post-feminism, post-truth, post-idealism, post-humanism) and what that means to us as individuals with particular experiences of value, justice, agency, or the lack of those.
 In ‘an imagined world’ where the only option is to be resilient, what is our motivation for being so? Is motivation possible in a post-truth era? Aftermath substitutes the idea of post-truth for the idea of post-time. The characters are dead. No change is possible. No future is waiting. And yet we wish to do something, but what?
 The work emerges from experiencing motherhood and the social isolation that can come with it. The piece is not about motherhood, rather about that sense that 'something is over', and what then?

The piece casts two women and is directed by a woman.
 Text is a central part of the work, as is movement, both devised by the performers and the choreographer together.
This will be Eva Recacha's second full evening work. It will build on her choreographic practice to date, delving deeper into her key concerns: political theatre, skepticism, the role of the performers as individuals, text as part of the choreographic fabric, the politics of performance in terms of who acts under who’s command, under what premises, and for who or for what?

Eva envisages a series of vivid scenes dramaturgically separate. The materials at work (movement, live and pre-recorded text, light and costume, generating different landscapes of silence, emptiness, void, or abundance (mostly pointless abundance). Eva is interested in achieving this without a narrative-led logic, activating the concept of absence.

Eleanor Sikorski working on text ideas during summer 2017

Past Performances of Aftermath (work in progress):

Scratch Performance
13th September 2017
Performers: Kwame Asajo-Adjei, Charlotte Mclean
See the video here: 

Future Performances of Aftermath
11th October 2018 at Axis Arts Centre in Crewe, Manchester (Preview)
25th & 26Th October 2018 at LBS at Sadler's Wells (World Premiere)

Aftermath is a Sadler's Wells 20th Anniversary Commission

Eva Recacha is a Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by South East Dance, DanceEast, TripSpace, Greenwich Dance, Centre 151, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and The Place through Choreodrome. In collaboration with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London. 

Concept and Choreography: Eva Recacha
Performers: Charlotte Mclean, Eleanor Sikorski
Sound Artist: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh
Costume Supervisor: Amy Jean Moore
Text: devised by the performers and choreographer.

Production Manager: Emma Wenlock-Bolt
Producer: Johnny O’Reilly