Danse Macabre

Danse M

by the Dakh Daughters and Vlad Troitskyi / directed by Vlad Troitskyi


Vlad Troitskyi

sound manager

Simon Fouché


Anton Ocheretianyi

Light manager

Astkhik Hryhorian


Alina Danylova


Viktoriia Fedoriv


Andrii Palantyi



Irina Bondas (Deutsch)

Ganna Leliv (Englisch)



Tetiana Troitska

the Dakh Daughters

Natacha Charpe

Natalia Halanevych

Ruslana Khazipova

Solomia Melnyk

Anna Nikitina

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Dakh Daughters are a dazzling music and performance group from Kyiv, who shot to international fame nine years ago following the Euromaidan protests. In their show Danse Macabre, first performed shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the six actors and singers tell the stories of Ukrainian women and how the war has affected their everyday lives, their families and their relationship to life. By combining virtuoso cross-genre compositions (a blend of ethno punk, cabaret and vaudeville) with personal stories, Dakh Daughters powerfully convey the violence of war and appeal to people’s humanity and sense of solidarity. Danse Macabre was conceived by the DAKH Center of Contemporary Art’s artistic team, who in March were given sanctuary in Vire, France. It is intended as an act of resistance, as part of an ‘artistic front’ in the war effort, that bears witness to what is happening in Ukraine.



Guest performance Center of Contemporary Art DAKH/ Gogolfest, Kiew, Ukraine

27th JANUARy, 8 PM + 29th JANUARy 2023, 7 pm, THALIA GAUSs
Admission € 37/17 
Duration 1:20h, without intermission
In Ukrainian with German and English subtitles


Supported by: französisches Kulturministerium and Préau – CDN de Normandie-Vire, Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, La Fonderie au Le Mans and La Scène Nationale Les Quinconces and L‘Espal, Le Mans, Théâtre de Vidy Lausanne, Dakh Theatr Kiew Ukraine. Co-production: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and La Fonderie au Mans


Panel discussion

with Vlad Troitskyi (director DAKH), Andrii Palatnyi (dramaturge DAKH), Sasha Marianna Salzmann (author) u.a.
Admission € 11/9 / reduced tickets für visitors of Dance Macabre or Bomb Shelter. Art Resistance Night