Three wise men, DJ god on stage, a rising yellow piñata star, a yellow towel, a pair of gold and of black sequined leggings.
The design for Easy Rider needed to go on a journey from a self-righteous purity and belief to the darkest and wildest desires and sins. It had to switch between prayer, flagellation, Christmas carols, the creation of Christ and icons and the release of demons.
The performers all underwent gradual costume changes throughout as they shed their layers. The top layers were demure and referencing the colours of the Virgin. Bold colour was revealed as the piece developed to finally exposing excess flesh, animal print underwear and gilded leggings.
A grey dance floor allowed for the world of purity to descend into hell with the help of lights, oversized wind machines and smoke and a platform filled with spiritual artifacts, speakers and a PC wielding DJ was both alter of the Devil and God.
Eva Recacha’s chorographic process happened through a very gradual development and the design advanced organically alongside it with regular visits in rehearsal.