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A musical performance by Dakh Daughters

Center of Contemporary Art DAKH, Kyiv/Ukraine
Performance | Ukrainian with German and English subtitles

It is like a mirror in which the female actors look at themselves and share their personal stories. What does it mean to be an artist? Does it equal a life full of joys and pleasures? Is the whole world in fact a theater?

The Dakh Daughters singers are used to wearing makeup on stage—their style is a bleached “puppet” face. Yet their real mask is their stage presence. This basic neutral cover unites different characters, different destinies, different sounds, and the voices of each band member.

This musical performance tells the stories of actors without makeup, resulting in the creation and composition of poems and songs.

After the musical performance, there will be a discussion with the artists via Zoom (not live streamed). If you would like to join the discussion with your questions, just log in with this link. Meeting ID: 899 2763 0262, password: postwest 


Director: Vlad Troitskyi
Playwright: KLIM
Project manager of Dakh Daughters: Iryna Gorban
Program Curator: Andryi Palatnyi
Light, Video: Mariia Volkova
Sound: Maksym Taran
Stream: Pavel Kazantsev


With: Natalka Halanevych, Tetiana Havrylyuk, Solomiia Melnyk, Ruslana Khazipova, Zo, Anna Nikitina,

The play uses texts by Tetiana Havrylyuk, Solomiia Melnyk, Ruslana Khazipova, Zo, Anna Nikitina, Natalka Halanevych. The poetry is written by Ruboko Sho, Mykhaylo Semenko, Yevhen Pluzhnyk, Lina Kostenko, Lewis Carroll, Yuri Izdryk, Myroslav Laiuk. The musical composition, used in the performance, is created by DakhaBrakha.

A coproduction between the Center of Contemporary Art DAKH, GOGOLFEST and Volksbühne Berlin

In Cooperation with OpenTheatre, Rider, Ukrainian Mainstream