The last sunset

  • Studio Karakashyan © Blagovest Sotirov
  • Antonia Georgieva © Charlie Sambrook
  • Diego de la Rosa © George Anastasakis
  • Kosta Karakashyan © Boris Urumov

The Last Sunset is an immersive dance-theatre performance that explores the negative effects of burning fossil fuels on human health and the environment through a futuristic dystopian lens. The performance will premiere in a non-traditional venue - the Regional Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste in Gabrovo in May 2022. The project is a part of the official program of the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire under the theme of "Economy of Means", in partnership with the House of Humour and Satire Museum, Greenpeace Bulgaria, and Environmental Association "For the Earth".
Co-directed by Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva, and Diego de la Rosa and co-choreographed by Karakashyan and de la Rosa, “The Last Sunset” strongly involves the means of contemporary dance on one hand, and on the other - evolves the concept through an immersive theatre approach. The collaboration of de la Rosa and Frantics Dance Company in the project plays a significant part in building a new dance feel within the choreography through his signature style.

Directors: Antonia Georgieva, Diego de la Rosa, Kosta Karakashyan | Executive Producer: Delyana Angelova | Choreography: Diego de la Rosa & Kosta Karakashyan | Dramaturgy: Antonia Georgieva | Set Designer: Boris Daltchev | Costume Designer: Pola Popova | Composer and Sound Engineer: Georgi Atanassov | Photographer and Videographer: Boris Urumov | Dancers: Alexander Tsekoff, Iskra Dukova, Iskra Daskalova, Krastyo Metodiev, Aleksandra Talyokova, Suzan Georgieva, Bilyana Tsolova, Selene Martinez Giron, Carlos Manuel Aller | PR & Marketing: Todor Barganov | Graphic Designer: Gjorgji Despodov | Sound Engineers: Kaloyan Kotlarski, Dimitar Boev, Serafim Bidenev | Ecology Experts: Angel Bondov, Gabriela Petkova, Meglena Antonova (Greenpeace Bulgaria)

​​​​​​​Supported by: Goethe-Institut, International Coproduction Fund, National Culture Fund of Bulgaria (Socially Engaged Art) 

Partners: Greenpeace Bulgaria, Environmental Association “For the Earth”, Regional Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste - Gabrovo, House of Humor and Satire Museum - Gabrovo, 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art

This project is part of round 11 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2021.