Dash Café: Ukraine - an Artist’s View, 25-01-2017

December 25, 2016 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 1750


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 19:00 – 21:00


RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, London


Free. Reserve your place by emailing dashcafe@dasharts.org.uk

DashArts‘ January café explores contemporary Ukraine through the eyes of some of its most dynamic artists.

It will feature live music from the wonderful Ukrainian singer and songwriter Olesya Zdorovetska who will launch her new project Telling Sounds, A sonic journey across the landscape of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, award winning visual artist Nikita Kadan from Ukrainian contemporary art collective R.E.P (revolutionary experimental space) and contributions from Royal Court playwright Natalia Vorozhbit on her project Theatre of the Displaced that tells the stories of people who have lost their homes in Eastern Ukraine.

The talk will also be joined by Marina Pesenti, Director of Ukrainian Institute in London. Ukrainian Institute is a London-based popular platform for debate on Ukraine’s current affairs and culture.  Marina gives regular interviews to the UK and Ukrainian media and has conducted research for think tanks. Prior to becoming  Director,  Marina spent 10 years with the BBC World Service in London, producing and presenting programs and was Director of Ukrainian Investment Summit in London with Adam Smith Conferences. She is a graduate of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and has received her MSc from the London School of Economics.

More information about the event:

TELLING SOUNDS (in Ukrainian – ЗВУКИ СКАЗУ; listen here)

A sonic journey across the landscape of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, inspired by the writing of Oleh Lysheha, Marianna Kijanowska, Yurii Andrukhovych, Iryna Starovoyt, Juri Izdryk, Halyna Kruk, Grigory Semenchuk, Liubov Iakymchuk, Serhiy Zhadan, Kateryna Babkina, Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko and Ostap Slyvynsky, the program explores the relationship between music and language in the current literary renaissance, in new settings for voice and citera.

’An emotional and intellectual explosion’ – Evgenia Nesterovich, Lviv month in Wroclaw.

Video from the album TELLING SOUNDS / ЗВУКИ СКАЗУ vol.I CD release  ‘Секунди не мають виміру’

Olesya Zdorovetska is a Dublin-based performer and composer originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied music from a very early age, graduating from The Glier Academy of Music with First Class Honours in 2008. Olesya’s recent career highlights include awards from the Arts Council of England / PRS / MSBF for the production of ‘Arvoles’ with the Sefiroth Ensemble, a DEIS award for ‘Ceol na n-Uisci’ with The Water Project and Iarla ó Lionáird, an IMA award with Dislocados for best ensemble, a performance at GAIA Switzerland as a soloist with Yurodny and an Asylum Arts award for ‘In the footsteps of Deborah Vogel’ project. Her other projects include ‘Subconscious Songs from Ukraine’, exploring traditional music, ‘Before Speech’ songs without words in search of a musical proto-language, ‘Undefined Pleasure’, discovering the physicality of the instrument through the body of the performer, ‘Poesias Españolas’, an investigation of Spanish poetry and ‘The Docks’ a sonic response to social and political life. Throughout a wide range of other collaborations Olesya frequently performs contemporary classical, jazz and improvised music. Her current artistic practice also includes scores and sound design for film, theatre and contemporary dance. Together with Cristodoulos Makris, Olesya co-curates Phonica, a platform for contemporary music and poetry in Dublin.

About Dash Cafes

Since May 2010, Dash Arts has hosted monthly free Dash Cafés featuring live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Dash Cafés are intimate and informal: a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists who shed new light on the regions in which we work.

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