With motherhood as a point of departure, Aftermath explores the sense that ‘something is over’ and questions what comes next.
During the making of the showRecacha carried out an outreach programme for mothers and their small children, immersing herself again in that period of early childcare and its impact on the mother’s sense of identity and agency.

Inspired by Recacha’s own experience of motherhood and the social isolation that can accompany it, Aftermath questions what it means to live in a ‘post-everything’ world – post- feminist, post-truth and now post-time. The show imagines a world where the characters are dead, where change is no longer an option and no future awaits. Is motivation possible in such a world?

The audience is seated within the performers’ arena. They are part of the dancers’ journey and yet they are not directly involved. Aftermath comments on our reluctance to act in the face of certain situations, and on the normality of this passivity.

“giddy, ridiculous and amusing two-hander”
“Eleanor Sikorski and Charlotte Maclean weave patterns of wit and absurdity in Eva Recacha’s quietly radical show”
“The pair heat up to a giddy, edge-of-madness energy reminiscent of early French and Saunders.”
– The Guardian

“It’s perfect casting with Sikorski as the acerbic, calculating wit and Mclean as the mercurial creative force; their two trajectories start on a fragile thread and fuse together to the point of familiarity and mutual admiration.”
“With its cross between The Private Life Of and Monty Python, Aftermath is as much an exploration of ennui as a picture of the divergent elements of artistic endeavour.”

Writing About Dance

Coreography: Eva Recacha in collaboration with Charlotte Mclean and Eleanor Sikorski.
Sound design: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh
Set and Costume design: KASPERSHOPHIE
Performance: Charlotte Mclean and Eleanor Sikorski
Co-writers: Charlotte Mclean, Eleanor Sikorski, Eva Recacha
Dramaturg: Simon Ellis
Production Manager: Emma Wenlock-Bolt
Producer: Johnny O’Reilly


ANUNCIACIÓN es un díptico fetichista en el que un hombre y una mujer nos hacen partícipes de su rutina, de sus intentos fallidos de convertir sus cotidianeidades en productos de belleza arquetípica. Sólo intentando olvidar el pasado y sin preguntarse demasiado por el futuro, son capaces los cuerpos de ANUNCIACIÓN de aceptar, disfrutar y ofrecer la belleza de un presente construido sobre la masacre.

“ANUNCIACIÓN consigue momentos hipnóticos y fascinantes (…) Los dos estupendos intérpretes se entregan a un complicado tour de force de sincronización a cámara lenta que deriva en histerismo.” – Omar Khan, Revista de danza Susy Q

ANUNCIACIÓN fue presentado como trabajo en proceso en La Tabacalera de Madrid en Mayo de 2011 dentro del proyecto Masuno en escena. Se estrenó el 9 de Febrero de 2012 en el Festival Escena Contemporánea de Madrid.