A new full-length dance for three performers, integrating movement, sound and text.
The work will revolve around themes of belief and faith as forms of finding support and strength in life. Alongside, parallel themes of success vs. delusion, superstition vs. reason will be explored.
The work will look at the beauty of traditional forms of expression of devotion, but also present an opposing point of view based on the negation of the spiritual and the divine as forms of mysticism. A dialectic between reason and faith will be revealed and through the use of text, generated in collaboration with writer Ellie Sikorski, the work will comment on that dialectic and the beauty and absurdity of some of its arguments.
The particular cultural referents I will use in this work are manifestations of traditional forms of expression of devotion that have survived and adapted to the new technological era and that retain popularity amongst large populations. My interest lies in looking at the knowledge and practices we have kept despite new information and technology available and consider whether some of those practices and beliefs help us retain our sense of what it is to be human or keep us undeveloped, submerged in a world of superstition and blind faith.
The development of text using sources of existing material will be key in giving a multifaceted aspect to the work and a sense that there are not one, but many voices in dialogue.
PROGRAMME NOTES for show in Portugal
Title: Easy Rider
Duration: 1h30’ aprox
Choreography: Eva Recacha
Performance and Voice: Antonio De la Fe, Lola Maury, Eleanor Sikorski
Sound: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh
Text: Eleanor Sikorski
Design: Kasper Hansen
Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin
Dramaturgical assistant: Amanda Recacha
Manager: Helen Holden firstname.lastname@example.org
"Thanks to Rui Horta for his mentoring during the Research Period for the work, to O Espaço Do Tempo and to Sira Camacho and Tiago Coelho for their support."