Fallen Fruit - now here, now gone Premiere
- Sat 11 Feb , 7.30pm
- ICIA Arts Theatre
*** EVENT from Spring 2012 ***
What has changed.
What has not.
What we remember.
And what we try to forget.
Bulgarian performance maker Katherina Radeva takes you on a journey through love, childhood and breaking free in this solo performance.
Fallen Fruit - now here, now gone began as a response to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Revisiting memories of growing up in her native Bulgaria before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Katherina questions our perceptions of freedom, whether walls protect or expose us, and asks why are we so curious about the other side.
Using 200 small boxes and a microphone, Fallen Fruit - now here, now gone incorporates three fragmented narratives - the stories of Jiji, a fictional popular TV presenter, a couple on the verge of breaking up, and the very first moments of a little girl encountering the West.
Fallen Fruit - now here, now gone is a solo performance by Katherina Radeva about building and destroying the walls between us, around us and imposed on us. Using two hundred small boxes and a microphone, the work takes the audience on a journey through love, childhood and breaking free.
Katherina studied Fine Art in her native Bulgaria followed by a Theatre Design Degree from Wimbledon School of Art graduating in 2005 with a First Class Honours Degree. The same year she was a finalist at the Linbury Prize for Stage Design working with Random Dance, and since then she has designed for theatre and contemporary dance. Katherina has has made performance work since 2004; past pieces include Part and Parcel (2008), Water into Wine (2007) and Settling Dirt (2006).
Her most recent pieces include Native Birds (2009) that was developed at the Watermill Centre for Performance, New York (as an awarded residency) and performed in London, Birmingham, Chichester, Brighton and Cardiff. In 2009 she was awarded a Rules and Regs professional development residency at South Hill Park, Bracknell where she devised Kitty has no Pity - The Art of not giving up which is a performance and video work that will be re-staged in 2012.
Supported by ICIA, including the final development phase of the work.
Katherina is running two workshops this season, a theatre workshop and scenography workshop.
Find out more about Katherina Radeva at www.katherinaradeva.co.uk
- Tickets £10
- £8 Concs/ University staff
- £5 BUSU