The highlight of the international programme and the entire Festival is the unique cabaret Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) by the Ukrainian music and performance group Dakh Daughters that became one of the main symbols of résistance against the suppression of Ukrainian democracy. A group of six actresses led by stage director Vlad Troitskyi already featured at Divadelná Nitra already in 2016 with the thought-provoking cabaret Roses. It was for the first time the group brought up the theme of the war in eastern Ukraine. Songs that appear in Danse Macabre, are a mix of different genres from post-punk to Ukrainian folk music. Dakh Daughters connect them on stage with authentic stories of Ukrainian women and quotes from the Book of Job. The production is thus a testimony about war and exile, an indictment, a nostalgic memory of the native land, and a magnificent show in one.
The performance will be presented in the festival programme this Wednesday, 27 September at 19:30 at the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased via GoOut or at the festival box office.