Current Projects

Blurring the Edges

A look at the idea of social frontiers through performance, visual art, conversation and debate. The work is a result of a collaboration between Professor Gwilym Pryce and 'Life at the Frontier' researchers at the Sheffield Methods Institute, myself as a Bulgarian-born, Sheffield-based artist/cultural producer & Rotherham based visual artist Uzma Rani. Expect interrogation of boundaries and a perspective on the migrant/non-native experience as art opens up the notion of social frontiers.

Weds 21 Sept | 4pm | Spiegeltent Sheffield as part of Festival of the Mind | Free

 

Social frontiers arise when there are sharp differences in the demographic composition of adjacent communities.

https://festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2022/spiegeltent/blurring-the-edges-a-creative-exploration-of-social-frontiers/ 

Becoming

 

As a performtive exhibition has taken place in 4 countries across Europe (Czech Republic, Romania, Germany & Britain) 

 

With the support of Sheffield Theatres I am now developing Becoming British into a devised theatre piece. You can read more about each iteration through the links below. 

If you are interested in having Becoming run at your venue, or Becoming British exhibit at your space please email producer@lorakrasteva.com 

2022

BECOMING BRITISH

BECOMING CZECH

BECOMING ROMANIAN

BECOMING GERMAN/ALMAN

These presentations happened with the support of Perform Europe as part of the Becoming [...] project.The project is produced by Claire Gilbert.

Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.

 

Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.

Becoming British is funded by the Necessity Fund, developed with initial support from Sheffield Theatres and supported by SBC.

Becoming British - Migrant Artist Fund  (click to view)

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Sheffield Pioneers 

 

I took part in a 6 month peer-led group hosted by Stella McKenna using the Enrol Yourself methodology. My learning questions was: how do I bring all the things I do under one cohesive umbrella? Which morphed into: How to work less and create more? 

The exploration culminated in a public showcase on 18th November in Sheffield.

Global Voices Theatre

 

I am ⅓ of Global Voices Theatre, a female and non-binary, immigrant led theatre compnay that introduces international theatre by historically marginalised creatives in the UK. We most recently ran Global Jewish Voices at the Bush Theatre in London and ran an Anti-School semester of Political Theatre from 24th November to 15th December 2021.

Check it out here

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The Snake bites the Hardest when it knows it is Dying 

 

The Snake is my latest performance project. A documentary theatre piece, it narrates in a fragmented way what happened to two Bulgarian women who opposed big business and the ruling party. Their story is still unfolding. 

 

Watch our March 2021 online R&D (starts from 24min)

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