Tuesday 24 October 2017


Tuesday 24 October





Running time



Theatre & Performance


Assembly Hall


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.

 ‘A gorgeous offering, filled with lyricism and virtuosity'

Cast & Creatives
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.

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

Production images