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Thursday 4 May
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In a nutshell
Part klezmer cabaret, part oriental ragtime, part theatrical storytelling, Berlin-based The Disorientalists tell the story of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum, author of 'Ali and Nino'.
Disorientalists are Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront, Russendisko, Born in UA), Daniel Kahn (Daniel Kahn and Te Painted Bird, Brothers Nazarof, Semer Ensemble) and Marina Frenk (Marina & Kapelsky, Real Baba Dunyah). The three Berliners-bychoice joined forces to write and perform a piece of musical theatre based on the life of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum, author of the great Romeo and Juliet-esque novel 'Ali and Nino', set in Baku during the upheaval of the Russian revolution.
What to Expect
A little bit folkloristic, a little bit klezmer, incorporating elements of swing and oriental romance, Gurzhy and three other band members perform songs inspired by Essad Bey on ba˘glama, accordeon and piano.
Our Gig with The Disorientalists is part of REVOLUTION17 that will bring an explosion of music, theatre, performance, film, art and events throughout 2017, offering a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. DASH REVOLUTION17 is the culmination of a five year programme of free and ticketed events across the UK with artists from across the Soviet States. REVOLUTION17 will explode with new perspectives, extraordinary artists and challenging ideas, presenting a season of vibrant and urgent performance from the turbulent Soviet century.
Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront, Russendisko, Born in UA)
Daniel Kahn (Daniel Kahn and Te Painted Bird, Brothers Nazarof, Semer Ensemble)
Marina Frenk (Marina & Kapelsky, Real Baba Dunyah).
Originally commissioned by the Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin.
Hosted by Dash Arts artistic director, Josephine Burton.
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is an important cultural centre for the development of arts and performance in London particularly those addressing the complexities of Eastern European culture and the post-Soviet space.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.