Live Borders Arts & Creativity Present:
40/40 by Two Destination Language @ Melrose Corn Exchange
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.
★★★★ The Guardian “an exercise in generosity of spirit” Lyndsey Winship
★★★★ The Scotsman “all about forward motion, about moving on and up, about embracing life” Kelly Apter
★★★★ Corr Blimey ” entirely in the moment”
★★★★ The Quintessential Review “a welcome invitation to celebrate the entire messy experience of being a human”
★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre “joyful inspiration” Alan Wilson
Content warning: nudity, heavy breathing, middle aged woman dancing with much joyShare
When & where
Melrose Corn Exchange