Because I Can

Because I Can by Eva Recacha

Tuesday 10/Wednesday 11 May, 2022

The Jamie Watton Creation Space, The Dance Space


7.45pm, doors

8pm, welcome from South East Dance Artistic Director, Cath James

8-8.50pm, performance

Welcome to The Dance SpaceWe’re so pleased to have you here to help us test Brighton & Hove’s first building designed specially for dance, before we open to the public on 16 July, 2022. 

Your beautiful new home for dance is fully formed but not yet fully dressed, so some elements of the building, including signage, are temporary. Please ask a member of staff, who are all wearing name badges, if you are unsure how to find anything during your visit. 

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Tonight’s performance is a delicate dance solo choreographed by Eva Recacha and performed by Lauren Potter, with a live soundscape by sound artist Alberto Ruiz Soler. Exploring the idea that women become invisible after a certain age, Because I Can challenges us to think about power, memory and growing old, as we witness Potter revisit memories and perform an ode to resilience, and acceptance of life’s twists and turns. 


Trigger warning: This performance contains flashing lighting and references to death.


Please turn off your mobile phones, and no filming or photography during the performance


Production information:

Creative team: Eva Recacha, Lauren Potter and Alberto Ruiz Soler

Choreography: Eva Recacha in collaboration with Lauren Potter

Text and performance: Lauren Potter

Sound and Light design: Alberto Ruiz Soler

Voices off: Lauren Potter, Lottie Pendlebury and Molly Pendlebury

Dramaturgical Support: Amanda Recacha

Production Manager: Ben Moon

Because I Can was commissioned by The Place and South East Dance and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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