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Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh, presented by Center Stage

Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh, presented by Center Stage
8:00 PM | Friday Nov 2, 2018 Edit event

Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh, presented by Center Stage
A production of the breakthrough Teatr-Pralnia (Laundry
Theater) with Ukraine’s leading contemporary hub, CCA Dakh,directed by
theatrical disruptor, Vlad Troitsky. Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh A RAMBUNCTIOUS
SUPER-CHARGED PUPPET CABARET FROM KYIV Trolls prowl and conflicts rage in
online propaganda. External actors force themselves across borders
precipitating an icy hot international stalemate. Thousands take to the streets
demanding transparency and change. This is the context for TseSho?/What’s
That?, a super-charged puppet cabaret of real time events and Facebook feeds,
iconic Ukrainian poetry, catchy vamps, and improvised action. Rambunctious and
audacious, the piece questions through the intense lens of childhood. How do we
understand? Who are we in a time of sensationalized information and deceptive
surfaces? Where is our place in our world and in history? What’s That?

Teatr-Pralnia will be performing as part of Center Stage
2018. For its fourth edition, Center
Stage – a cultural exchange program
initiated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs and produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) – will
bring five contemporary music and theater ensembles from Egypt and Ukraine to
tour in the United States in September-November 2018. During independent
month-long tours Dina Elwedidi (Egypt), Kurbasy (Ukraine), Mohamed Abozekry and
Karkadé (Egypt), Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh (Ukraine), and Youssra El Hawary
(Egypt) will present more than 50 performances and hundreds of residency
activities, classroom visits, workshops, artist-to-artist exchange, and
community gatherings.

The 2018 Center Stage ensembles will visit and engage with
people in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The artists will perform in a
wide range of locations and venues, from large cities to small towns. Venues
will include major performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center in
Washington, DC as well as universities, cultural and community centers,
festivals, contemporary art venues, music clubs, and artist-run spaces. The
program will bring one independent journalist from both Egypt and Ukraine to
travel to the United States to report on the tours. Tour details and
experiences will also be featured on the Center Stage website
( and through U.S. Department of State social media.

Price: $20 - $25
$20 Advance, $25 at Door