2020 Vision #3: Eva Recacha
Eva is a Choreographer who lives and works in London. Eva has been an associate artist at The Place and is a graduate of Sadler’s Wells Summer University.
Eva Recacha's pick for 2020 Vision
by Rosemary Lee & Peter Anderson
Eva says: "In boy I saw my childhood dream; action, solitude, nothing and no one to worry about, a certain lack of self-consciousness, and the freedom of feeling non-gendered.
"I’ll explain what I mean by feeling ‘non-gendered’. In Spain where I grew up, you can refer to any group of human beings using a male pronoun. Male is the default, the norm, the neutral all encompassing term. If you use a female pronoun the gender has been defined, set apart; it is non-inclusive. If you want to be free to be anyone, you have to be a ‘he’. ‘He’ gives you the power to be anything, ‘she’ only gives you the power to be female.
"I saw boy in my twenties, and it has since grown on me in unexpected ways. It has helped me reflect on the history of my longing for a different experience that has a different gendered body as a protagonist. With time, I have come to embrace my female gender with its burdened historical baggage; lesser status, fewer rights, fewer accomplishments in the books of history, science, art, and plenty of struggle for equality. Now boy and I are not one, but two, and I feel we can walk hand in hand."
2020 Vision is our celebration of screen dance curated by the artists who will take part in the opening programme of The Dance Space next year, as well as the South East Dance team and our Welcome Project Community Steering Group.
Read an introduction to 2020 Vision from our Artistic Director, Cath James, here.
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2020 Vision #3
Throw yourself into the third instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
2020 Vision #2
Delve into the second instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
2020 Vision #1
Immerse yourself in the first instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
Welcome to 2020 Vision
Our Artistic Director welcomes you to 2020 Vision
Bob Lockyer on Screen Dance
Bob Lockyer, Executive Producer of Dance at BBC Television for many years and one of our former Chairs, writes about dance on film and his experiences of making it