DAKH theatre




Ogloblin Troitskiy KLIM Actors

Welcome to "DAKH" Contemporary Art Center!

"We exist". Collage-performance.

We Exist performance is a collage made of memories about our fight for our own identity. We are trying to understand what is the task of our generation and how responsible do we feel to our history. Speculations and reflections. Theres a lot behind us, infinity ahead us, but changes will take place only after we realise that We Exist.

The Laundry Theatre combines things which highly unlikely to go together. Things like important and ordinary, general and particular, small and grand, mind and soul, theatre and laundry. We try to use our quest and the asked questions to wash the hearts, to remove stains from souls, to refresh minds, to cleanse the conscience. The Laundry Theatre - the theatre of synthesis. We have human actors and artificial actors.

In our performances, we want to speak about things challenging, important, essential; about things that we cant but speak about: a person, a country, a nation.

Director Marcin Brzozowski (Poland).

Marusia Bernos
Kateryna Petrashova
Nadia Golubtsova
Marichka Shtyrbulova
Igor Mytalnykov

Theatre "Practicum" and Contemporary Art Centre "DAH" pleased to present performance by Vira Makovii`s play "BUNA".

"Buna" - one of the best plays of Vira Makovii. Some kind of "parents and children" in carpathian mood, specifically "grandmothers and children". But there is nothing same with Turgeniev or Elegy. It is a poignant parable about the gap between generations which moves from the extremes to extremes. They do not even try to listen to each other. Unemployment, emigration, despair - families are destroyed from within and from without. To go or to stay? Begin to race for a Dream or preserve family values? Tolerate bullying or begin the liberation struggle? What keeps these people at home? Performance of Theater "Practicum" enters into dialogue with young people, putting an edge no one "eternal question".

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8 and 15 December at 20:00 at the premises of CCA "DAH" will play first-run documentary "End of hypocrisy."

The impetus for the creation of the project was the personal experience gained during a temporary stay in the civil society of the EU independent theatrical figures of Ukraine, which in late 2015 became members of the European Theatre Convention (ETC) Theatre, freedom, dialogue: European cooperation with theaters in Ukraine Belarus ".

The thematic focus of project team aims to double standards Ukrainian society, where imitation of reforms and dialogue "glossy picture on exports" replace real processes of transformation of state institutions is a prerequisite for integration into the European community.

Julia Fediv - curator
Dima Levitsky - playwright
Pavel Yurov - director
Jaroslava Sidorenko - artist scene
Natalia Perchyshena - Technical Director
Alexander Martynenko - actor
Olga Popova - actress
Andrew Ward - actor
Daria Palahniuk - actress
Julia Gonchar - translator
Anastasia Hayshenets - content editor, PR
Valeria Huyevska - designer

Partners: Goethe-Institut Ukraine, ETC (European Theatre Convention), GOGOLFEST CCA "DAH", NGO "Theatrical Platform"

Julia Fediv 0503748836, yuliiafediv@yahoo.com
Anastasia Hayshenets 0951069336, balaklava42@gmail.com

Admission is free of charge
Registration for the show on December 8: https://goo.gl/forms/P6dCczGW8uDP9BHm1
Registration December 15: https://goo.gl/forms/LDvqEEiHahcRLkW62

Dakh Theater presents its new project - Dakh Daughters Band!

Seven graceful girls. Fifteen musical instruments. Rapid merging of styles and unexpected sound collages. Seven outstanding personalities with different music backgrounds (Nina Garenetska - "DakhaBrakha" band, Ruslana Khazipova - "Perkalaba" band, Tanya Hawrylyuk - solo project "TanyaTanya", Solomiia Melnyk - projects "Powerful Women" and "Soloma project", Anna Nikitina - project "Chanson Cabaret", Natalia Halanevych and Zo - ballet "BiZoN").

The secret of unifying power of the band is theater, because all the Dakh Daughters are actresses in the first place. Thus, each musical composition by Dakh Daughters is a mini-performance.

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DAKH Kiev Centre of Contemporary Arts was found by the businessman, maecenas, producer, director and actor Vladislav Troitskyi who became its art head. The centre was opened on 12th of November, 1994 and gradually turned into mighty cell of creative experimental activity searching for dynamic synthesis of different methods of acting and directing arts. One of the most important tasks of the centre was determined by V. Troitskyi as upbringing of universal actor of new type able to realize on a deep level each word and act of his personage, analyze spiritual sources of creativity and acting at the same time staying natural and convincing on a stage. And all that without a professional training.  

Thus, the singular art school of DAKH was formed combining achievements of realistic theatre of Vladimir Ogloblin, text theatre of Igor Lysov, intellectual clownery theatre of Valeryi Bilchenko, psychological and mistrial theatre of Boris Yukhananov, zero ritual of playwright and director Klim. Besides the plays directed by V. Ogloblin such as Vassa Zheleznova by M. Gorkyi, Shelmenko the Batman by G. Kvitka-Osnovyanenko, Krechinskyis Wedding by O. Suhovo-Kobylin the repertoire of the theatre was enriched by V. Troitskyis own project seven days with an Idiot - the plays based on Klims (Vladimir Klimenko) pieces put-up as unwritten chapters of F. Dostoevskyis novel Idiot. As the results of common work of Troitskyi and Klim such plays as Dostoevskyi-Chesterton: Crime Paradoxes or the Lonely Riders of Apocalypse, Love Den or Ukrainian Decameroune and Girl with Matches were born.

Being interested in folklore and authentic Ukrainian singing V. Troitskyi in spring 2004 founded ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha that unites traditions of performing and music instruments of different nations and in summer of the same year he started student theatre. Thats notably widened creative possibilities of DAKH and allowed to its art head to carry through the project Mystic Ukraine that includes three Shakespearian pieces: Prologue to Macbeth, Richard III. Prologue, King Lear. Prologue. They were successfully presented at the time of touring in Moscow, London and on many theatre festivals in Ukraine, Poland and Hungary.   

Having as well some experience in organizing art exhibitions DAKH jointly with Cultural Art and Museum Complex Artistic Arsenal started art-audio-visual-theatre-literature-philosophic project named I International Festival of Arts GOGOLFEST dedicated to the future bicentenary from the great writers birth in April, 2009. Famous Ukrainian artists, sculptors, musicians, singers, drama actors, philosophers, litterateurs and also Ukrainian businessmen-maecenases aware of their public role joined the project. The aim of this long term project planned for at least two years was put by its author and initiator V. Troitskyi in this way: creating fairytale world tree of contemporary Ukrainian art civilization.

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