I am Eva Recacha, an independent female choreographer who lives and works in London.

My choreographic work revolves around notions of power dynamics and the politics of the gaze. I bridge dance with ordinary life, highlighting the surreal and absurd aspects of our routines and codes of language.

I use movement and text in my work, and the relationship between these two layers, both hierarchically and aesthetically, is one of the key aspects of my work. Combining movement and text, I create tight rhythmical structures that function as a score. I play loosely with the idea of storytelling, probing multiple combinations of these two elements, generating a comedy of the absurd.

I have been commissioned work for the stage by Sadler’s Wells, The Place, South East Dance, Festival Santa Susana, EDge, and LCDS, as well as site-specific work by DanceXchange, Bloomberg SPACE, Opera Estate Festival Veneto, and Fundació LaCaixa and Trayectos.

I was a Place Prize Finalist in 2011 for Begin to Begin: A Piece about Dead Ends, and in 2013 for The Wishing Well, winning the public prize on three occasions. In 2014 I was a recipient of the Marion North Mentoring Award.

I have been an associate artist at the Place (2012-2015) and a Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist (2016-2019). My work has appeared in Time Out’s Best of the Year and has been presented in UK and at festivals in Europe.

My latest works are:

Aftermath,  a piece dealing with notions of female visibility, value, and power, and the shift in the experience of those after motherhood.  Commissioned and presented by Sadler’s Wells in 2018.

Because I Can, a solo on British iconic performer Lauren Potter, dealing with notions of female invisibility, ageing, and loss of power. Commissioned by The Place and South East Dance. Premiered in Spring 2022. Selected for Aerowaves 2023 and currently touring UK and Europe.

Is This A Dance? a work for young audiences made in collaboration with Lola Maury. Commissioned and co-produced by The Place. Premiered in Autumn 2022 and touring in 2024/25.

My next work is The Picnic. A large group piece exploring notions of cooperation, utopia and misogyny. The Picnic is a Sadler’s Wells and South East Dance commission and will premiere in Autumn 2024. 

Photo by Riccardo Buscarini