Fittings: an (almost) solo performance (2019-2021)

Postponed due to the pandemic, Fittings at its core is a 50-minute long storytelling session that is what I call a 'mundane' epic', where I, through untangling personal and familial identities, unveil the history and idiosyncratic values of the post-Soviet Uzbek community.

The playful delivery and transforming sets of a 'nomadic storyteller' assist in conveying the universal message of 'what is identity, what is home?'; hyperbolised memories of cities I grew up in help reconstruct a 'puzzle' map of a migrant's mind.

In the show, I challenge the notion of cultural identity as a clearly definable concept. My own battles with constant reprocessing of self-identification and the experiences of my ancestors that lived on the crossways of the Silk Road have proven that the meanings encoded in us are inherently universal. I expose the idiosyncrasies of migrant identity while playing with exaggerated theatrical clichés and borrowing from the process of disidentification, using ambivalence as a performance tool.

Presented here are digital fragments of a show that never happened: recorded voices, digitalised costumes, recreated 3D visualisations, decontextualised soundscapes...

Creative team:

Created by Aziza Kadyri

Assistant director: Fanis Sakellariou

Assistant scenographer: Olga Ntenta

Movement: Violeta M. Valcheva

Research assistant and video production: Mouse Green

3D Visualisations

On the set of Fittings:

a 360° Experience

Look around the stage as if you're the narrator. The digital audience is invisible, but do not despair

they see everything, they hear everything, they feel everything.

Digitalising Fittings and costume:

interactive AR filters inspired by the personae in the show