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LATEST REVIEWS on The Wishing Well at the Place Prize 2013 Finals
"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
"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
"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
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The Wishing Well goes to the Finals of the Place Prize
Eva Recacha in theatreVOICE
In the third part of our series on the Place Prize, choreographer and Place Prize finalist Eva Recacha speaks to Diana Damian about her piece The Wishing Well, inhabiting memories real and imagined, and how chemistry can inform dance. The piece is competing in this year’s Place Prize Finals, which was at The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, from 6-22nd September. Recorded at The Place, 22 August 2012.
I wanted to bring something from my history and culture into the piece, and found this concept of the constant need of a third party intriguing.
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