Katherina Radeva: 40/40

Presented by Two Destination Language

Katherina Radeva: 40/40
Date 10th - 11th Feb 2023 Price £8/£6 (tickets subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) Location Tramway Book tickets 0845 330 3501 0845 330 3501
"Emboldening and unapologetic joy" -The Stage
"an absolute joy" -Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
"Go and see Katherina Radeva’s open-hearted, full-bodied, empowered and empowering dance show" -Donald Hutera, The Times and Independent

Friday 10 February - 7.30pm
Saturday 11 February - 2pm 

40/40 is an inspiring, insightful and moving celebration of Katherina Radeva’s 40 years as a woman, a migrant and an artist. Claiming space on a dance floor for one, she writes stories of her past, present and future, in speech, in electrical tape and in movement. 

From the little girl dancing at her parents’ student parties, to the teenage rhythm gymnast who was body-shamed, to the creative who refuses to be categorised we see a choreography of all the joys and sorrows of 40 years. Radeva is an irresistible performer whose authenticity and generosity shines in this life-affirming piece.

Supported by three brilliant female choreographers - Liz Aggiss, Lucy Suggate and Rachel Krische, Katherina’s 40/40 is the result of 40 years of joy, migrancy and hardship, laughter and tears, super tunes and super moves. Join the middle-aged woman revolution by dancing, claiming and reclaiming the beautiful, glorious and messy complexities of womanhood.

Content warning - middle aged woman dancing with much joy!

Running time - 50 minutes

Access - Captioned

Audience notes
Full nudity (no scenes of sexual nature, just nudity), heavy breathing
Recommended for ages 14+

See the 40/40 tour programme on the Two Destination Language website

About Katherina Radeva

Katherina Radeva is an award winning performance maker and scenographer. Her work as co-artistic director of Two Destination Language, alongside Alister Lownie has extensively toured in the UK and internationally. 

Often using biographical starting points the work is visually stunning and intellectually stimulating. It is punchy and political. Her signature rawness and honesty in performance has captured numerous accolades over the years. As a first generation migrant from Eastern Europe she often foregrounds experiences of migration, embracing and celebrating cultural differences, identity, boundaries and joy.

Previous work includes the multi award winning Near Gone, Fault Lines, Manpower, Declining Solo and Fallen Fruit, and collaborations with Scottee, Selina Thompson, Scottish Dance Theatre, and Jo Bannon amongst many others. 

Visit her website

About Two Destination Language

Two Destination Language is the multi-award winning collaboration between Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie; A first generation migrant woman from Bulgaria, and a Scottish ginger man. 

Their work is often interdisciplinary, bold and political. Their performances draw textures from the visual arts, and intersect with theatre, dance and live art. Visually stunning and intellectually stimulating, they leave the viewer with more questions than answers in an attempt to nudge its audience into a caring space of nuance.

Their work tours extensively in the UK and internationally and can be seen on stages, with communities and in publications. Dialogue is a prime foundation of all their work.

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Created, conceived, designed and performed by Katherina Radeva
Outside Eye - Alister Lownie
Lighting - Marty Langthorne
Choreographic support  Liz Aggiss, Lucy Suggate, Rachel Krische
Sound support - Tim Blazdell
Stage manager - Louise Charity/ Helen Mugridge

Photo by Beth Chalmers