EASY RIDER - THE PLACE
Easy Rider - Trailer from Eva Recacha on Vimeo.
|Photo by Chris Nash|
After two highly successful seasons, Wild Card returns for a third series. This Sadler’s Wells initiative gives emerging artists the opportunity to present several works of their choice in a mixed bill. It brings fresh ideas to the stage by giving new dance talent a platform to share their work and introduce cutting edge artists who inspire them.
Originally from Spain, Eva Recacha has established herself in the UK as an up and coming artist with a distinctive voice, having twice been a Place Prize finalist. She has been commissioned work by EDge, LCDS, DanceXchange, Bloomberg SPACE and the Opera Estate Festival in Veneto.
Recacha curates an evening entitled Dear Devil, exploring themes of authority, power, subjugation and rebellion. The evening will show work by dance artists Colin, Simon and I; the collective Dog Kennel Hill Project and her own 2013 Place Prize piece The Wishing Well.
Eva Recacha is a Work Place supported Artist.
Lillian Baylis Theatre
Thursday 27th March 2014
"I appreciated the smart conceit of Recacha’s own The Wishing Well (a finalist at last year’s The Place Prize) and its flawless solo execution by Martha Pasakopoulou. The piece is a kind of duet between one dancer and a voice.
Like Specimen 1, it evokes the singular, dangerous visions of twentieth century politics and takes them out of their context. In this case, the songs and iconography of socialism are tinged with more than a hint of nostalgia and there’s a sense of loss both for ideology and for childhood that was memorably evoked for me."