2015 PROJECTS

AFTERLIFE or SKYDADDY

R&D for AFTERLIFE starts in the studio this summer at Choreodrome at the Place with a wonderful team of artists:
Alberto Ruiz Soler
Eleanor Sikorski
Antonio de la Fe
Hamish MacPherson
Celina Liesegang
James Morgan
Manuela Sarcone
Emilia Gasiorek
Daniel Persson
Lola Maury

Meanwhile, I am working from home, using Hamish MacPherson's research game METAFORM:

2014 PROJECTS

THE VERY HUMAN BEING (II)- CSC Bassano del Grappa


Residency at Centro Per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa with Simon Ellis.

























A human being as a commodity.
See him dance for you.
See him fulfil your desires.
He's at your disposal.
He's at your mercy.

Supported by Centro Per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, The Place, Modul Dance.

Previous R&D at the Place:

Eva Recacha project - some brief dancing from Simon Ellis on Vimeo.



EASY RIDER - The Place


Easy Rider - Trailer from Eva Recacha on Vimeo.

Easy Rider, reflects upon faith, tradition and delusion. Eva Recacha looks at the human compulsion to engage with superstitious beliefs and practices in the pursuit of happiness. Creating a concoction of religion, customs and self-help manuals.
In Easy Rider, Eva draws on first-hand observations of ritualistic behaviour in her native Spain. Much like her Place Prize Finals 2013 piece, Easy Rider is a theatrical rite, an unraveling of the pure essence of our need to belong. It reflects our own beliefs and passions in a raw and haunting way.

Review:  Conviction and Daring in Eva Recacha's Easy Rider
Visit: Easy Rider blog

This event is part of Spring Loaded 2014. Visit The Place website for more details and to book tickets.
‘Recacha is a talent to watch’ londondance.com

Credits:
Concept and Choreography: Eva Recacha
Sound Art: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Text: Eleanor Sikorski
Lighting: Jackie Shemesh
Design: Kasper Hansen
Performers: Antonio de la Fe, Lola Maury, Alberto Ruiz Soler, Eleanor Sikorski.
Production Manager: Marco Cifre
Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin Hansen

Easy Rider. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Easy Rider. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Easy Rider. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Easy Rider. Photo Camilla Greenwell










WILD CARD - Sadler's Wells Theatre




Choreographer and twice Place Prize finalist, Eva Recacha presents the second Wild Card evening on Thursday 27 March. She curates and presents an evening entitled Dear Devil exploring themes of authority, power, subjugation and rebellion. This programme aims to question our perception of how we relate to one another in different arenas, specifically opening a debate on how the dance world deals with hierarchy and the division of roles between dancers and choreographers. Originally from Spain, Recacha has established herself as an emerging artist with a distinctive voice. She has been commissioned to create work for Edge, DanceXchange, Bloomberg SPACE and the Opera Estate Festival in Veneto.
Recacha’s evening features work from emerging dance makers including the UK premiere of a new duet by Colin, Simon and I; a new film installation and live performance by the collective Dog Kennel Hill Project (Ben Ash, Henrietta Hale and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta) who recently presented Tug on a canal boat at Dance Umbrella 2013; and Recacha’s own 2013 Place Prize piece The Wishing Well, featuring the soloist Martha Passakopoulou.

Review: http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/wild-card-eva-recacha-dear-devil/
Eva Recacha. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Dog  Kennel Hill Project. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Colin, Simon and I. Photo Camilla Greenwell

Eva Recacha/Dancer Martha Pasakopoulou. Photo Camilla Greenwell

2013 PROJECTS

THE WISHING WELL - Place Prize 2013

Winner of the Audience Prize 25.04.13
Winner of the Audience Prize 23.04.13
Winner of the Audience Prize 17.04.13

















Place Prize Shows 17-27th April 2013 at The Place

Credits:
Concept & Choreography: Eva Recacha
Sound: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Text: Eva Recacha
Lighting and Production Management: Gareth Green
Dancer: Martha Pasakopoulou

Reviews: The Wishing Well at the Place Prize 2013 Finals


The Observer
"Eva Recacha's The Wishing Well is a solo for Martha Pasakopoulou, in which the dancer evokes the fleeting dreams, hopes and prayers of a child. Many of the movements are inchoate, dissolving almost as soon as grasped; there are repetitive tics, sternly and frowningly addressed, and sudden whims, expressed in breezily formless rushes of activity. What Recacha shows us, with precision and the lightest of touches, is that for a child, thought, word and action are one, indivisible."
28 April 2013 by Luke Jennings

The Stage
"A hot contender for the top vote must have been Eva Recacha’s Wishing Well, perhaps the most successful piece of the evening in terms of choreography, character, structure and clarity. Recacha has noticeably put the audience rather than her own intentions first, and has made a piece for them, which allows them into the work and takes them on a journey. The solo work performed by the captivating, open-faced and gorgeous Martha Pasakopoulou is sharp and well formed. She sings, plays jump rope, skips, hops and balances, traversing the space with a child-like guise, sweet, smiley and bouncy-light. We witness the transformation of her character through times tables to the tempestuous teen years, angrily pounding her fists in the air, forming strong opinion, and swaying sensually to the Macarena song. The process from a childish desire to make wishes to a more thorough understanding of the world, but still keeping the need to dream alive, is simple, enchanting, clear and well conceived."
19 April 2013 by Katie Colombus

METRO
"Place Prize 2013 final was best of contemporary dance"

"The standout performer of the night was Martha Pasakopoulou, dancing previous finalist Eva Recacha’s The Wishing Well."
19 April 2013 by Keith Watson

Telegraph
"Essentially a fragmented, lively musing on the language, nature and preoccupations of childhood – with more than a dash of Burrows and Fargion-style wordplay – it has an infectiously sunny spring in its step, and yet builds to a surprisingly bittersweet close. Plenty of promise there."
20 April 2013 by Mark Monahan


SPECIMEN 1 - Choreodrome 2013 at The Place

A video project with Hamish MacPherson. Work in progress.


Specimen 1 from Eva Recacha on Vimeo.

'Specimen 1' is a re-enactment of a political speech given by Hitler in 1934 during the Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. It was included in the 1935 propaganda film Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl. 
Specimen 1 looks at the subject devoid of context in the act of celebrating and communicating power. This is the first of a planned series of short videos looking at political speeches by the artist.
Made at The Place
First showed at Wild Card, Sadler's Wells 27.03.14






THE VERY HUMAN BEING (I) - Choreodrome 2013 at The Place

A 2 week research in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Simon Ellis

Eva Recacha project - some brief dancing from Simon Ellis on Vimeo.

Touch Wood performance at The Place on the 20th August at 7pm.








Eva Recacha Featured by ACE


COMMISSIONS

EASY RIDER 2014


Commissioned by The Place
Supported through National Lottery by ACE
Supported by O Espaço Do Tempo

Company Workshops in March 2014 at Roehampton University and The Place.


Previews:  
21st February 2014 at O Espaço Do Tempo (PT)
12th March 21014 at Roehampton University, London 

Premiere:
25th & 26th April 2014 at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London.

Credits:
Concept and Choreography: Eva Recacha
Sound Art: Alberto Ruiz
Lighting: Jackie Shemesh
Design: Kasper Hansen
Text: Eleanor Sikorski
Performance: Antonio de la Fe, Lola Maury, Alberto Ruiz Soler, Eleanor Sikorski
Production Manager: Marco Cifre
Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin Hansen


FAREWELL 2014

A London Contemporary Dance School commission for the 2014 Graduation Shows.













Review: http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/07/lcdss-end-of-year-season-2014-the-place-review.html

Credits:
Choreography: Eva Recacha
Sound: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting: Micky Mannion
Design: Julia Kalache
Song Production: Alberto Ruiz Soler and Bryn Thomas
Song: Daniel Persson, Beth Clarck, PeiChien Yu, Bryn Thomas, Erika Masu, Emily Hope Putsche, Lawrence Gorringe, Declan Whitaker, Kevin Hayes, Paige Jackson, Emilie Gasiorek, Hannah Rotchell, Florencia Martina, Celina Liesegang. 
Performance: Daniel Persson, Beth Clarck, PeiChien Yu, Bryn Thomas, Erika Masu, Emily Hope Putsche, Lawrence Gorringe, Declan Whitaker, Kevin Hayes, Paige Jackson, Emilie Gasiorek, Hannah Rotchell, Florencia Martina, Celina Liesegang. 


THE WISHING WELL 2012-13

A Place Prize commission sponsored by Bloomberg.

The Wishing Well is a space inhabited with dreams. For the person who enters it, it can be full of possibilities or full of rejection. In it, one can devise a thousand strategies to be heard, but in the end, one can only hope.

Video Entry:

PP-video entry 2012 from Eva Recacha on Vimeo.

Robin Howard Dance Theatre
17 Duke's Road WC1H, London

Choreography: Eva Recacha
Performance: Martha Pasakopoulou
Sound Composer: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Designer/Technical Manager: Gareth Green
Assistant to the Choreographer: Lola Maury



MERMAID's LULLABY 2012

Commissioned by Opera Estate Festival Veneto. 
Dance in Vila Montorso.

Villa da Porto diventa il luogo ideale di incontro tra diverse ge-nerazioni coinvolte in un intenso programma di iniziative di danza contemporanea. In scena i risultati di tre progetti di ricerca e creazione condotti da Francesca Foscarini, Eva Recacha e Silvia Gribaudi con Anna Piratti vedono protagonisti, rispettivamente, bambini, giovani danzatori e adulti over 60 del territorio.























Performance 27th July 2012
Vila Da Porto, Montorso Vicentino
Veneto, Italia

Choreography: Eva Recacha
Dance: Tiziana Bolfe Briaschi, Alicia Di Vietri, Giada Meggiolaro, Massimo Simonetto, Francesca Zenere.


HOME 2012

An International Dance Festival Birmingham commission.

Home is a bold, inventive new production that will animate public spaces across Birmingham city centre.
Directed by Andy Brunskill, the piece is based around the theme of ‘home’ and what it means to each of us. It will be developed using ideas, inspirations and choreographic material contributed by 1000 individuals through workshops, open days, and uploading films online.
Choreographers invited are Gary Clark, Rosie Kay, Eva Recacha and Luca Silvestrini.
























Home, part of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 (photographer Tim Cross)
Visit the Home Blog, by Assistant Director Valentina Ceschi.


RECENT WORK


The Wishing Well was commissioned for The Place Prize for dance sponsored by Bloomberg


"I can't wait to see it again in the Finals"
One Stop Arts (Erin Johnson)

A new work to be premiered in 2014. 
Current R&D mentored by Rui Horta. Residencies at the Place and Espaço do Tempo. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.



Bitácora's Book

A collaboration with visual artist Alejandro Ospina. Commissioned for Bloomberg SPACE by Bloomberg LP, 2011. Produced by the Place.


Life and other games I

A collaboration with writer Nana Oforiatta-Ayim exploring the theme of gambling through text and its relationship with movement, looking at notions of faith, certainty and control against those of chance, probability, and risk.
Supported by Choreodrome (The Place)
Begin To Begin: a piece about dead ends

Commissioned for The Place Prize for dance sponsored by Bloomberg

"Highlight of 2011" TimeOut

P&J

The world of Punch squeezed into a morning snooze dream:  Motion. Chaos. Speed. Yelling. Hitting. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
A LCDS commission.

"the furious energy of the dancing pours out into the auditorium" londondance.com

Story Lines

Two characters explore different relationships between movement and words, creating a surreal blend of fiction and the ordinary as they try to discover what’s next.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

"executed with pitch perfect precision"
Resolution Reviewshttp://www.evarecacha.com/p/the-wishing-well.html