STUDIO KARAKASHYAN | DIRECTOR & DRAMATURG
The Last Sunset is an immersive dance-theatre performance tackling the negative impact of fossil fuels and their exploitation in Bulgaria directed by Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva (Studio Karakashyan, Bulgaria), and Carlos Aller (Frantics Dance Company, Germany), which will premiere in May within the official program of the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire with the theme “Economy of Means”.
18, 19, 21 MAY | 2023
The Last Sunset is an immersive dance-theatre performance directed by Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva (Studio Karakashyan, Bulgaria), and Carlos Aller (Frantics Dance Company, Germany), which will premiere in May within the official program of the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire with the theme “Economy of Means”, in partnership with the Museum House of Humor and Satire, Greenpeace Bulgaria, Environmental Association “For the Earth”, the Regional Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste in Gabrovo, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Regional Centre for Contemporary Arts “Topocentrala” and Plentix.
The performances on the 18, 19, and 21 of May will take place outdoors in the spaces of the Gabrovo Regional Landfill, which is located 10 minutes by car from the city center. The artists will take the audience through the different spaces of the Landfill at sunset, and in addition to the visual, the immersive experience will transport the audience into a dystopian future where we did not turn to sustainable energy in time. As our audience, please be prepared to walk and watch the performance on foot.
The topic of the negative impact of fossil fuels and their exploitation will be presented through a dystopian portrayal of a future without sustainable energy, but with all the negative effects on air and human health that are already a reality in Bulgaria.
The idea of merging ecology and dance comes from the work of Kosta Karakashyan and Angel Bondov (Greenpeace Bulgaria) during a workshop for artists and ecological organizations hosted by the House of Humour and Satire Museum in Gabrovo.
The Last Sunset is co-produced by Goethe-Institut under the International Coproduction Fund and is realized with the support of the National Culture Fund under the “Socially Engaged Arts” program and the Regional Center for Contemporary Arts “Topocentrala”.
Alexandra Talyokova, Alexander Tsekov, Carlos Manuel Aller, Iskra Daskalova, Iskra Dukova, Krastyo Metodiev, Selene Martinez Giron | ENSEMBLE
Antonia Georgieva, Kosta Karakashyan, Carlos Manuel Aller | DIRECTORS
Delyana Angelova | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kosta Karakashyan & Carlos Aller | CHOREOGRAPHY
Antonia Georgieva | DRAMATURGY
Diego de la Rosa | CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Boris Daltchev | SET DESIGN
Pola Popova | COSTUME DESIGN
Georgi Atanassov | COMPOSER & SOUND ENGINEER
Boris Urumov | PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Todor Barganov | PR & MARKETING
Hasan Halilov | GRAPHIC DESIGN
Angel Bondov, Gabriela Petkova, Meglena Antonova, Desislava Mikova, Bojidar Nikolov (Greenpeace Bulgaria) | ECOLOGY EXPERTS