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.
With devised text, strong performance language and an interactive game-show sequence, Katherina engages the audience with three fragmented narratives and an 80s inspired soundscape.
The piece 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, the performance questions whether freedom is dependent on perceived imprisonment of any kind; whether walls both protect and expose us; why are we so curious about the other side?
The work follows 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.
Balancing words and silence, movement and stillness, games and laughter fallen fruit – now here, now gone captures a series of defining moments of our recent history. What has changed. What has not. What we remember. And what we try to forget.
Année de création : 2011
Durée : 01:05:00
Text, Concept, Direction, Design and Performance: Katherina Radeva
Dramaturgy: Alister Lownie
Sound: Tim Blazdell
Light: Azusa Ono
The work is a small scale tour that can travel internationally. The text in the performance is in English and Bulgarian.
The work is touring in the UK in 2012 in small venues.