Begin to Begin: a piece about dead ends

Commissioned by and Finalist  of the Place Prize for Dance sponsored by Bloomberg.

"Highlight of 2011" - TimeOut


Eva Recacha's Begin to Begin: a piece about dead ends sets in motion a rhyme about dying, playing with the idea of mortality to make it profound, yet unfrightening.

The work is based on a dirge; a song for the dead. Recacha creates her own mourning song based on the nonsensical familiar rhyme Michael Finnegan. Michael becomes the figure we mourn, and with him, memories that belong to our childhood are buried and left behind. Michael is a celebration of all that we once had, and his funeral must be joyous, singular and repeated for each of us.

©Benedict Johnson

©Benedict Johnson
PRESS
"meticulously crafted, beautifully performed"
       Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
"highly composed movement vocabulary which explores, very beautifully, notions of weight and collapse"
       Luke Jennings, The Observer 
"A brilliant interrogation of form"
       Lindsey Winship, TimeOut
"Best of 2011"
       Lindsey Winship, TimeOut
"a powerful and thought provoking work"
       Graham Watts, Ballet.co

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

14 and 21 September 2010, Place Prize Semifinals, RHDT, London
6-16 April 2011, Place Prize Finals, RHDT, London
25 September 2011, B-Motion Festival, Bassano del Grappa (IT)

Choreographer: Eva Recacha
Sound: Alberto Ruiz
Lighting Design: Gareth Green
Costumes: Eleanor Sikorski
Dancers: Juan Corres Benito, Lola Maury, Eleanor Sikorski