Professionals & Artist Development

Is This A Dance? By LAVAELO

Is This A Dance? is a dance piece for primary school audiences. It is an exploration of our bodies in motion and the myriad of different situations they can lead us to, when we let our natural playfulness take the lead. In the work, the dancers, Eva Recacha and Lola Maury, let themselves be driven by rhythmic games and questions about dance, that result in moments of absurd but engaging physical games, as well as moments of contemplation and absorption in the physical experience of dancing.

The work is non narrative, but full of images, sound and text references, to support individual trips of the imagination.

In a surreal fashion, the piece follows the structure of a lecture demonstration, where questions about dance and the body are posed, and endless speeches are turned into backgrounds for daydreaming and play.

Is This A Dance? will begin touring to arts centres, village halls, schools and beyond in Autumn 2022.


Company: LAVAELO
Choreography and Performance: Lola Maury & Eva Recacha
Sound: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Text: Michael Crowe and the company.
Educational consultant: Michael Crowe
School Partner: Grasmere Primary School (Hackney, London).
Co-producers: The Place, London