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Dash Arts Dacha

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An ever-changing performance space modelled on the iconic Russian country house, the Dacha has popped-up in residence at Latitude Festival (2014-2016), Rich Mix (2015-2016), Leyton (2015-2016) and The Bedford in Wandsworth (2016).  In 2017 the Dacha returns to explore life a century ago in the revolutionary year of 1917 through the eyes of the Popov family dacha in Vyritsa several hours outside the political hotbed of Petrograd (St Petersburg).  

"Best Discovery... The most fun, raucous late-night dancing at the Festival"     Observer Review on Latitude 2016

"Utterly compelling"    Morning Star

The Dacha at Rich Mix: Monday 12 June - Tuesday 11 July

Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE 

Join us for a month-long exploration of the revolutionary turmoil of 1917 through the eyes of one family - Dash Arts presents four weeks of plays, live music, special film showings, discussion, and late-night dancing - served up alongside endless tea and snacks.  Open every day to the public to come in and view - special activities and events are scheduled on the following days.  Keep checking back here for updates.

Supported by Rich Mix, PRS Foundation for Music, Tower Hamlets Event Fund and Georgy Rossi.

The Dacha Film Programme Announced

Thursday, 22 June - Sunday, 9 July | FREE

Over our Dacha month at Rich Mix, we are presenting seven films of the Soviet and Post-Soviet era (see full film schedule below) including screenings of rarely shown classics of the last 100 years.  All screenings are free and are located in the sitting room of our Dacha -- relax on cushions, sofas and chairs, have a cup of tea (or shot of vodka from the bar) and enoy our home-made cinema.  

Download the Film Programme Here>


The Dacha - A Weekend in the Summer of 1917 

Saturday, 24 June - Sunday, 25 June | FREE

Summer has arrived in our Dacha at Rich Mix, shortly after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas 11, in the year of 1917. The Popov Family are spending a weekend in their Dacha in Vyritsa, several hours outside Petrograd as chaos reigns in the city.

Download the Programme Here> 
View the Facebook Event Page>


The Dacha - Summer 1917  

Saturday, 1 July | 12 - 6pm | FREE

Plan on spending a long summer day and night with us in the Dacha with an afternoon of leisure lounging by the samovar in our summer house followed by a wild evening of revolutionary fervour. 

Download the Day Programme Here> followed by:

Ten Days That Shook the World - Special Event (7pm - 6am) in conjunction with Art Night - DETAILS HERE>


The Dacha - Autumn 1917 - Open House at the Dacha

Sunday, 9 July | 12 - 8pm | FREE

Autumn has arrived in our Dacha at Rich Mix, along with the Bolsheviks in Petrograd in October of 1917. Life for the the Popov Family has irrevocably changed as they retreat once again for a weekend in their rural retreat in Vyritsa as the Winter Palace and the Provisional Government falls. Performers from the E15 Acting Programme will create a special day in the Dacha with a mixture of performance, music, story, puppetry, one-to-one theatre, song, craftsmanship and cooking. 

Download the Programme Here> 
View the Facebook Event Page>


E15's A Month in the Country in The Dash Arts Dacha

Monday, 12 June - Sunday 9 July | Check Facebook Page for Specific Days/Times | FREE

Over our Dacha month, the MA/MFA students from the E15 Acting School will be resident in the Dash Arts Dacha - with open rehearsals of newly devised plays, live performances and an open house of public workshops and immersive possibilities.

Download the Play Descriptions Here> 
Detailed Open Rehearsal and Performance Schedule on our Facebook Page> 

Dash Arts Dacha 2017

The Dacha at Rich Mix - A Weekend in the Spring of 1917

17-18 June 2017 | Rich Mix, London 

Our opening weekend in our Dacha, our Russian country house at Rich Mix falls early in the year of 1917. The Popov Family have retreated to the Dacha in Vyritsa, several hours outside Petrograd (once St Petersburg) to escape the gloom and confusion of the last days of the Imperial Monarchy.

Download the Programme Here>
View the Facebook Event Page>

The Dacha at the British Library

26-29 May 2017 | British Library Piazza, London

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Dash Arts Dacha visited the British Library for the first-time in a beautiful marquee on the Library piazza.  The Dacha was a special event to accompany the British Library special exhbition: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

British Library DACHA on Facebook >
Download the British Library Dacha Programme >
View our Facebook Gallery for The British Library >

Dash Arts Dacha 2016

We opened the Dacha in several locations across the summer in 2016, you can read a great review in Russian! The final appearance of the 2016 Dacha was at Latitude Festival in Suffolk 15-17 July.

View our Facebook gallery >
The Sound of Heavy Rain review >
Download the Latitude Dacha Programme >

The Dash Arts Dacha (2016) was made possible with the support of: Rich Mix, YaD Arts, Tower Hamlets Event Fund and Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre