Recreation

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 each venue - Recreation is a lamentation for leisure, a choreographed question of labour, a danced demand for seeing our value beyond our work.

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.

Choreography Gillie Kleiman
Performers Amanda Drago, Victoria Guy and Kit Haigh plus guests
Design and illustration Emer Tumilty
Lighting Designer George Leigh
Producer Beckie Darlington
Artistic Advisor (dramaturgy) Roberta Jean
Artistic Advisor (sound) Nicola Singh
Photography Camilla Greenwell

Generous crowdfunding donors:

Antic
Charlie Ashwell
Christopher Brett Bailey
Katy Baird
Hetty Blades
Hannah Buckley
Sara Burges Houston
Paul Burns
Ramsay Burt
Lydia Catterall
Iris Chan
Hugo Chapman
Seke Chimutengwende
Francis Christeller
Rachael Clerke
Theo Clinkard
Jo Cork
Jennifer Curry
John Darlington
Sue Davies
Wieke Eringa
Kitty Fedorec
Andy Field
Rachel Fullegar
Anna Goodman
Miriam Gould
Susie Green
Camilla Greenwell
Chantal Guevara

Alison Hargreaves
Christie Hill
Katherine Hollinson
R Justin Hunt
Ruth Johnson
Carole Jones
Lalitaraja
Lloyd & Wilson
Avner Kleiman
Tal Kleiman
Lizzie Klotz
Alice Mackenzie
Leah Marojevic
Steph McMann
James Morgan
Jon Opie
Gary Pritchard
Annie Rigby
Rosalie Schweiker
Ellie Sikorski
Lucy Suggate
Louise Tanoto
Alicia Jane Turner
Robert Vesty
Helena Webb
Sophie Williams Brown
Aaron Wright
Michal Yeshanov
Adam Young

 

9 June 2017 – Yorkshire Dance, Leeds (Preview performance)

22 June 2017 – ARC, Stockton (Premiere)

24 October 2017 - Shoreditch Town Hall, London

19 November 2017 - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead