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Dash Arts presents

Summer 1917

Until Sunday 25 June 2017
Main Space

In a nutshell

Summer has arrived - chaos reigns in the city. In the Dacha there is music, discussion and impromptu performance.

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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. 

What to Expect

Sat 24 Jun / 12pm - midnight
2pm: Sasha Ilyukevich
The Belarusian troubadour sings songs inspired by the lush poetry of the silver age.
3pm: The Suicide play reading
An impromptu performance of Nikolai Erdman's surreal and hilarious farce of life and death in Moscow. Pick up a script and join our cast.
5pm: Around the Kitchen Table: Kino Kvartirnik
A subversive musical conversation, to mark the 25th anniversary of legendary musician Viktor Tsoi’s death.
6pm: Leviathan (2014)
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Oscar-nominated epic film set in a bleak Russian coastal town on the Barents sea.
8.30pm: Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants
An incomparable brew of post-punk electric energy and folk lyricism.
9.30pm DJ Sasha
A set of rocking tunes from across the Post Soviet states.

Sun 25 Jun / 12pm - midnight
2pm + 8.15pm: Polina Shepherd & The London Russian Choir
The wonderful Russian singer and choir leader fills our Dacha with epic songs from the Steppes.
3pm: Peter and the Wolf
A live performance of Sergei Prokofiev's wonderful work - all ages welcome.
5pm: Theatre Borscht
Russian classics retold with a cast of pickled vegetables from the dacha garden.
6pm: Russian Ark (2002)
Alexander Sokurov’s gorgeous filmic journey through Imperialist Russia filmed in 33 rooms of St Petersburg’s Winter Palace.
9.30pm: DJ Mourrka
London’s only Slavic gangster cat DJ closes out the night.


Dash Arts Dacha is curated by co-Artistic Directors Josephine Burton and Tim Supple, designed by Bryan Woltjen and packed with musicians, actors, activists and thinkers. It has played to rave reviews at Latitude Festival, British Library, Leyton Midsummer and Wandsworth Fringe Festivals. The Dacha forms part of REVOLUTION17 - an explosion of performance by artists from across the Post Soviet States.

Produced by Dash Arts

Supported by Rich Mix London, PRS Foundation and Tower Hamlets Events Fund.


'The most fun, raucous late-night dancing at [Latitude] Festival' The Observer Review

'Inspiring, fun, intellectually stimulating and challenging. See you next year!' – audience

'A little jewel' – audience


'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

This event is wheelchair accessible.