August in Edinburgh

ZOO Southside, 10:10am (50 min) 14-21 August 2022

Kat is a woman (she has been for quite a while now). She is a migrant (since 1999) from the Thracian Valley in Bulgaria. In 2022 (in April, surrounded by family and friends), she turned forty. To celebrate and mark this moment she gave herself the permission to do the one thing she had always wanted- to make a dance solo. Kat has always danced, but she has never before been a dancer. But then, she’s never been 40 before either.

Supported by three brilliant (female) choreographers — Liz Aggiss, Rachel Krische and Lucy Suggate (all over 40, despite appearances) — this show is the result of 40 years of joy and hardship, laughter and tears, super tunes and super moves.


Conceived, created, written, designed and performed by Katherina Radeva

Costume and Headdress maker Rositza Radeva

Movement support Liz Aggiss, Lucy Suggate, Rachel Krische

Stage Manager Louise Charity

Outside eyes Alister Lownie

sound support Tim Blazdell

lighting support Marty Langthorne

photography Garry Cook

Funded by Creative Scotland, with support from Tramway Glasgow and Dance Base Scotland.