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Eva Recacha The Picnic

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A group of people standing on a huge orange, two of them are holding oranges in their hands.

Delight in a weird and wonderful gathering from Eva Recacha.


A new full-length work by Eva Recacha, The Picnic presents a large group of young humans enjoying themselves in a surreal blend of parading, celebrating, indulging and co-operating activities, all emerging from a dreamlike picnic scenario.

The work, co-created with a cast of professionals and participants, explores themes of utopia and misogyny and it is inspired by the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, which presents many human figures in a terrestrial paradise, indulging in worldly pleasures.

Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and South East Dance, with support from London Contemporary Dance School. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Header image © Rocio Chacon

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Oil painting 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch -The Garden of Earthly Delights
Did you know?
Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch painter who worked between 1490 and 1510. Little is known about his intentions and meaning behind his triptych oil painting The Garden of Earthly Delights – it could either be a moral warning or a depiction of paradise.

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