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Katherina Radeva’s 40/40 presented by Two Destination Language

Fri 8th Mar & Sat 9th Mar 2024, 7:00pm



Location: Birmingham
Venue: Patrick Studio

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.  

There will be a post-show talk after Friday 8 March performance with Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas

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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. 

An exercise in generosity of spirit
★★★★ The Guardian (see full review)
40/40 is an absolute joy
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor.


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 

Production manager – Helen Mugridge 

Key Information

This show is for 14+

Full nudity (no scenes of sexual nature, just nudity)

Post-show talk on Friday performance


50 minutes


Full Price: £12

Concession: £10

Under 25s: £5


All shows will be captioned.

Click here to read the visual guide

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About Katherina and Dr Kate

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