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
Read the Visual Guide
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
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