“A beautiful, brave piece of work steeped in memories and nostalgia.” “Complex, tender work” “Declining Solo uses all the senses to draw us in.”

Declining Solo

“It speaks powerfully to issues facing the west today as we increasingly discover the cracks in our own declining political institutions.”

Declining Solo


Two Destination Language make contemporary performance that’s beautiful, arresting and accessible. Plundering our own lived experience, we explore what happens when cultures collide. The results are live performances. Sometimes it’s called theatre, sometimes live art, sometimes dance theatre. Led by artists Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie, the work provokes questions of identity, belonging and culture. As a Bulgarian and a Scot working together, we use our own histories and experiences to explore these ideas.

Based in the United Kingdom, where most of our work is made and shown, the company has also brought work to international audiences including New York (USA), Bytom (Poland), Dublin and Clonmel (Ireland), and Kiev (Ukraine).

Winners of the Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing With Form (Near Gone)
Winners of the Pulse Ipswich Suitcase Prize (Near Gone)

In 2018, we’re developing ideas for a new piece. This means we won’t be touring any work in the spring; autumn will see both Manpower and Declining Solo in the UK: details will be announced later in the year.

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to program or support our work.


Two Destination Language is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no.1165934) and Scotland (no. SC0457502).