Dakh Daughters (Ukraine)
Jan 15 – 19, 2019 | York Theatre [map]
Seven actresses take musical instruments into their hands in order to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which at the end of the day—will save the world. Dakh Daughters create an atmosphere of a French saloon…where Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson.
“Each song they perform is a mini-cabaret full of sung-spoken monologues, eerie Ukrainian folk harmonies, percussion, strings, stringed instruments turned into percussion, wailing, weeping, white face paint, moaning and gnashing of teeth. It’s like The Bacchae meets The Tiger Lillies meets Dead Can Dance, except even more awesome than that!”
Shaped by conflict and crisis, but also by not having anything to prove…It does not establish an unattainable ideal for the audience to follow, it invites the audience to participate in the drama, in the fun. It sinks its pearly white teeth into politics, then spits it out, and turns it into something unexpectedly beautiful in the process”— Natalia Antonova
They are genuinely original—mixing classical minimalism with passionate Ukrainian folk and a touch of “freak cabaret”, delivered with punk energy”— The Guardian
Part of the Femme Series: Highlighting the strength and power of the female voice and experience.
Jan 15, 8PM: Opening
Jan 16 – 19, 8PM
80 minutes, no intermission