Eva Recacha — Aftermath

28 & 29 May 2020

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Eva Recacha returns to Sadler’s Wells with the revival of Aftermath, an absurd and humorous ode to pointlessness; a duet set in limbo, where two women suffer from lack of acknowledgement and eternal boredom. It is an attempt to make sense of our time: post-feminism, post-truth, post-humanist. What does this mean for our sense of value, justice, agency, or the lack of? In an imagined world where the only option is to be resilient, what is our motivation for being so?

Aftermath substitutes post-truth for post-time. The characters are dead. No change is possible. No future is waiting. And yet we want to do something, but what?

First premiered in 2018, the piece also emerged from Recacha’s own experience of motherhood and the social isolation that often comes with it.

"The pair heat up to a giddy, edge-of-madness energy reminiscent of early French and Saunders"
THE GUARDIAN

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, Trinity Laban Convervatoire of Music and Dance, and The Place through Choreodrome. In collaboration with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R