Highly visual, unabashedly experimental and underscored by generous humour, Recreation is a choreography about work. Rather, it's about the things that we do that aren't work, or that aren't quite work. It's a show about caring, about cooking, about sex, about gardening and meditating and singing in the kitchen and playing 5-a-side, and, of course, about dancing.
Performed by professional, not-quite-professional and non-professional dancers – including guest performers local to Shoreditch Town Hall - Recreation is a lamentation for leisure, a choreographed question of labour, a danced demand for seeing our value beyond our work.
Choreographed by Gillie Kleiman
Performed by Amanda Drago, Victoria Guy and Kit Haigh, plus guests
Designed by Emer Tumilty
Lighting Design by George Leigh
Artistic Advisor (dramaturgy): Roberta Jean
Artistic Advisor (sound): Nicola Singh
Produced by Beckie Darlington
Running time: 1hr
Commissioned by ARC Stockton, Shoreditch Town Hall, and Yorkshire Dance. Supported by Arts Council England, Rajni Shah Projects, Dance4, and via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme. With special thanks to Dance City and Northumbria University.