Esen is a gentle encounter to prepare for the colder months to come.
At the turn of the season, my grandmother used to roast peppers and aubergines on our balcony. Thousands of households all around Bulgaria would do the same and a delicious smell would float across my home town, Sofia… a sign that summer is drawing to a close.
On 30th September at The People's Palace of Possibilities in Rotherham with Bare Project I recreated this simple tradition, cooking with audiences using a famous Bulgarian appliance invented in the 70s and sharing stories of food and connection.
I am continuing to develop Esen and am available for performances at festivals or exhibitions exploring identity, heritage, tradition, food and storytelling