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 show, Recacha 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
Straightforward, ironic and bold CITY is a political pamphlet entwined with movement. Through the language of theatre and dance, CITY deals with social discrimination, prejudice, power, fear and faith in the bustling urban sprawl.
CITY’s sonic world is a combination music, soundscapes and machine. Settled in the theatre space the soundscapes melt into musical shapes transforming the space we see to the most refined level of theatricality.
‘It’s been long since I last saw dancers on stage with such freed, tittering wit.’ Csaba Králl
Created and Performed by: Dányi Voktória, Csaba Molnar, Sebestyén Tímea, Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas
Music: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Design: Dézsi Kata
Set & Costume Design: David J Harris
Production and Tour Manager: Rácz Anikó
With thanks to: The musicians of Aurtzaka Dantza, Pablo Barrio, Lina Lapelyte, Jacob Hobbs, Anna Paola Della Chiesa, Tonito Solinas, Maria Luisa Perazzona, Alessandro e Caterina Pinna, dialeLa, Éva Magyarosi, Talló Gergely, Téri Gáspár, Nagy Csilla & Nej Zsóka
Rudolf Laban Award for best Hungarian dance production 2010
Prix Jardin D’Europe 2010
Aerowaves 2010 priority company