Digital Experiments and Major Outdoor Events at Dakh Theater

The annual Gogolfest will take place in Mariupol from 28 May to 30 May.

22 April 2021

Dakh Theatre - Centre of Contemporary Arts has a packed programme of activity for May, including innovative digital-first work and major outdoor events.


1/ ALONE [digital odyssey]

Premiere 16/17/18.05.2021

This May, Dakh Theatre presents a stunning online / offline journey between two worlds - filled with gods, mythology, and the world of Jonathan Swift.

The project is funded by ETC Digital Grants. 

See here for the trailer and more information.


In Mariupol, Ukraine, from 28 - 30 May.

This will include the major outside performance "WAY HOME", and is part of the cultural capital of Ukraine 2021 programme.

Press conference: 27 April 2021.

Keep up to date and see more information here


A collaboration program between the British Council in Ukraine and Gogolfest

5 British directors worked online with 5 theaters from Ukraine (state and independent stage).

In May and June, the 'active phase' of the project will begin, with a presentation of results - partly as the Gogolfest programme.

Read an article on the British Council website

Read articles about the project in Ukranian.

View video



Dakh is now actively developing and evaluating the project. Throughout the quarantine period, from Spring 2020 - to spring 2021:

  • 180 texts were read
  • 8 digital libraries were created, based on topics and focus on different audience
  • More then 60 artists were involved

Participants were drawn from: Ukraine (Kyiv, Mariupol, Poltava, Kharkiv), Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart), Switzerland (Lauzanne) , France (Paris).

The project created regional teams and taught how to take first steps in digital, based on experiences of participation. Several formats were tested, from digital sets to immersive site specific performance.

In addition, the project developed technology from Zoom streams to recorded versions.

On Friday 23 April 3 new series will be presented in German, Polish and Czech on the Ceremony of the Drahomán Prize (English text below the Ukranian). This will be streamed and then will be available on social media.

See here for more information

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