Boryana Todorova

Actress / Performer / Assistant Director


Trepkodoune is a combination of the Japanese word "kodou" with the Bulgarian word "treptene", both meaning "pulsation".
What interests us in this project is the different rhythms of language, habits, gestures, movements, emotions. We believe that each of these rhythms has a pulsation, which was formed and influenced by our childhood and life experiences.
We focused on those pulsations, invisible but sensitive, that are rooted in us. The starting point of our work is the rhythmic scheme of two poems: Kogiku by Tomihiro Hoshino and Dve Houbavi Otchi by Peyo Yavorov. We transposed their rhythms into gestures, movements, sounds and visual installation.


Role : Conception, performance, visual & video installation
Project type : Performance
Creation year : November 2016, July, August 2017
Conception & performance: Yumi Osanai & Boryana Todorova / Sound artist: Johann Loiseau / Light design: Emilie Schoumaker / Box/video installation: Brian Den Hartog (photo/video), Yumi Osanai (montage) & Minh Duc Nguyen (installation) / Trailer: Alice Piemme (photo/video) & Rafael Serenellini (montage)
Production & Support: workspacebrussels, Cc Strombeek, VGC
Trailer production: Arriba ©
Performers : Yumi Osanai & Boryana Todorova
Premiere : 8 February 2018, Never Walk Alone #3, cc Strombeek, Strombeek (BE) / Reprise April & June 2018, Beursschouwburg & Curiouser, May 2019 KNUST Festival, Brussels (BE)
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Thanks to: fieldworks, Guillaume Possoz, Raymond Delepierre, Cyril Clement, Emi Kodama, Drita Kotaji, Elisabeth Bard, Satu Peltoniemi, Titanne Bregentze

Photographe : Alice Piemme pour la performance ; Boryana Todorova pour l'installation vidéo