• A Midsummer Night's Dream

    “The most magical, fantastical Dream that will be remembered for decades" Daily Telegraph
    TMA Award winner


    An explosive year of music, theatre, art, film and events in the centenary ‎year of the Russian Revolution

  • Dash Café

    Free events - the last Wednesday of every month at Rich Mix London

  • Lyrical Alliance

    “An inspiring night...” Independent

  • Dash Arabic Series: Babel

    “The most fiercely resonant dance theatre of the decade” Guardian
    Double Olivier Award winner

  • Dash Arabic Series: One Thousand and One Nights

    “Wonderful, world-class theatre” Independent on Sunday
    Herald Angel Award winner

  • Dash05: Gogol Bordello

    “The most boisterous, infectious and downright uplifting live performance I’ve ever seen” Time Out

  • As You Like It

    “Offers another way of looking at ourselves as a nation and our national playwright” Guardian

Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that change the way we see the world. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Directors, Josephine Burton and Tim Supple, Dash Arts has rapidly emerged as a unique international creative force, producing new theatre, dance, music and art events in collaboration with exceptional artists from abroad.
Dash Arts travels across continents to shed new light on great cultures and creates work through intensive periods of Research and Development.

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In 2017, our current project REVOLUTION17 culminates in an explosion of music, theatre, performance, film and art throughout the year, offering a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. REVOLUTION17 is the culmination of a five year programme of work with artists from across the Soviet States.

Dash Arts Finds A New Home

On Monday 8th February 2016 Dash Arts began its long exciting journey towards the creation of a base in London in the historic buildings of the Woolwich Arsenal. ‎Read all about it here and find out what The Stage has to say about it here.


What's On

Dash Cafés

Join us for our FREE Dash Cafés
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

A selection of photos from our recent Café events are now online - you can find them here.

Dash Café: Odessa - A City of Rogues and Schnorrers

22 February | 7.30pm | Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA | FREE

In February’s Café, we’ll delve into the world of Isaac Babel's Odessa. We’ll explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life. Our Café will include the first part of Michale Boganim’s documentary Odessa Odessa (2005) which captures the former yiddish stars of Odessa living out their last days in deep poverty in the crumbling city, readings from the Boris Dralyuk’s new translation of Babel’s Odessa stories published this year by Pushkin Press and songs from Russian / Yiddish maestro Polina Shepherd and London Yiddish Choir.

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More details on the Dash Cafés series >

Dash Events

Revolutionary Futures: After Khlebnikov

26 January  |  7.30pm | King's Russia Institute | FREE
King's College London King's Building (Room K0.18), Strand, London, WC2R 2LS 

Dash Arts, The Russia Institute at King's College London, and Pushkin House bring together Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian and British artists and academics to explore the writings of the utopianist horticulturalist mathematician and poet Velimir Khlebnikov in the centennial year of the Russian revolutions. Join us for a discussion with artists Nikita Kadan and Iced Architects, Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at the University of London Donald Rayfield and Dash Arts artistic director Josephine Burton, to explore Klebnikov's writings, their revolutionary artistic potential, and the broader implications that Russia's revolutionary past - and future - has for the world.

This public conversation will follow the opening of Glossolalia, a sound installation created by Iced Architects and based on Khlebnikov’s Language of the Future.  The installation will run at Pushkin House from 25th January 2017.

This event is free but please reserve a place in advance by clicking HERE.  

This event is part of Dash Arts long-term research project- artistic responses to the writings of the brilliant and mad Russian utopianist poet Velimir Khlebnikov. You can read more HERE.