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12-21 November 2021

Songs for Babyn Yar

Elena Groza

Songs for Babyn Yar

Sun 21 Nov 2021

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A music theatre performance revealing the forgotten stories and silenced songs from one of the most devastating periods in Ukraine’s past.

September, 1941. Nazi occupying forces murder more than 33,000 Jews in the ravine of Babyn Yar in the suburbs of Kyiv, Ukraine, over just two days. In the following two years of Nazi occupation, Babyn Yar becomes the site of over 100,000 deaths.

November, 2021. 80 years later, three Ukrainian musicians journey deep into their shared history, drawing on survivors' testimonies, traditional Yiddish and Ukrainian folk songs, poetry and storytelling.

Featuring musicians Yuriy Gurzhy, Svetlana Kundish and Mariana Sadovska, this music theatre performance devised by Dash Arts explores the complex history and legacy of a tragedy that has never been fully commemorated.

Songs for Babyn Yar reveals the forgotten stories and silenced songs from one of the most devastating periods in Ukraine’s past and asks how we can move forward.

Directed by Josephine Burton

Dramaturgy by Yael Shavit and Josephine Burton

Music composed and arranged by Yuriy Gurzhy, Svetlana Kundish and Mariana Sadovska

A Dash Arts production. In partnership with the Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv). Supported by Goethe-Institut Ukraine, Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, Shoresh Charitable Trust and the Goethe-Institut London. Co-promoted with the Ukrainian Institute London.

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Sun 21 November
Stream time / 7:30pm

Location

LONDON JW3,
341-351 Finchley Rd
NW3 6ET

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Stream £5

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Sun 21 November
Stage time / 7:30pm

Location

LONDON JW3,
341-351 Finchley Rd
NW3 6ET

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Live £15 + booking fee

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