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Ogloblin Troitskiy KLIM Actors

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16, 18 and 19 February at 19:00 Laundry Theatre and CCA "DAKH" pleased to present collage-performance "We Exist".

“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. There’s a lot behind us, infinity ahead us, but changes will take place only after we realise that We Exist.

Tickets available by phones: (063) 328-98-06, (068) 355-1-773, Bodya Yaremchuk

23 and 24 February at 19:00 Theatre "Practicum" and CCA "DAKH" 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".

Tickets available by phones: +380 (44)-529-40-62, +380 (67)-190-46-70

27 and 28 February at 19:00 Theatre of Displaced People with Institute of Drama and CCA “DAKH” pleased to present theatre performance by Maksym Kurochkin’s play " Vodka. Fucking. TV ". PREMIER!!!

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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, �Krechinskyi�s Wedding� by O. Suhovo-Kobylin the repertoire of the theatre was enriched by V. Troitskyi�s own project ��seven days with an Idiot�� - the plays based on Klim�s (Vladimir Klimenko) pieces put-up as unwritten chapters of F. Dostoevskyi�s 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. That�s 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 writer�s 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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