Aftermath

Aftermath is a surreal duet set in limbo, where two women suffer from eternal boredom and lack of acknowledgement. Absurd and humorous, the work is an ode pointlessness.

The piece 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’ were 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?

Buy tickets for the premiere at Sadler’s Wells here:

https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2018/eva-recacha-aftermath/


Credits

Artistic team:
Performers: Charlotte Maclean and Eleanor Sikorski
Concept and choreography: Eva Recacha
Sound Artist: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh
Design: KASPERSOPHIE

Partners

A Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary Commission. 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, The Place through Choreodrome and Yorkshire Dance. In collaboration with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London.

 

 

Eva Recacha is a Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist.


Video

Aftermath.Touch Wood sharing. Research period with Charlotte Mclean and Kwame Asafo-Adjei. 10′


For information on public funding by ACE please go to www.artscouncil.org.uk