2012
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Poetry
2012
Animation
2012
Choreography
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Product Design
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Product Design
2012
Poetry
2012
Animation
2012
Product Design
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Product Design
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Animation
2012
Animation
2012
Choreography
2012
Poetry
2012
Poetry
2012
Choreography
2012
Poetry

Eva Recacha

Choreography - Shortlisted 2012

Eva is a Choreographer who lives and works in London. Eva is a Work Place Artist and a Sadler’s Wells University Artist.

Eva’s work explores the use of text in dance blending words and movement to create meaning in a technical exercise. Her interest in creating a movement language based on rhythmic behaviour and spatial relationships was evident in her critically acclaimed works Begin to Begin and The Wishing Well, for which she was a Place Prize Finalist in two consecutive occasions (2011 and 2013).

Begin to Begin was set to the nursery rhyme Michael Finnegan whose circular logic of its lyrics was reflected in the dance phrases stopping, starting and embellishing the dance into an elegiac, comic and anarchic event. The Wishing Well became an exercise in narrative techniques, and a reflection on the problematic of authorship and agency of the performer in the work. She cites her influences to include choreographer William Forsythe, painter Bosch and Bertolt Brecht, who also encouraged emotional distance of the audience from the fiction on stage, highlighting the constructed nature of the theatrical event.

In 2012 Eva was a recipient of the Marion North Mentoring Award and was subsequently mentored by Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta. During that time she conceived and produced Easy Rider, her first full-length work, which premiered at The Place Spring Loaded season 2014. Later that year Eva was invited to curate a Wild Card evening at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells.

In 2015 Eva initiated a research called Afterlife, with residencies at The Place, the Wellcome Reading Room, and the Manchester Metropolitan University. During this research she conceived the idea for Aftermath of a Very Accomplished Failure, a new full-length work that will premiere in 2018 and tour through 2019.