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Songs for Babyn Yar
80 years ago, Nazi occupying forces murdered 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 became the site of over 100,000 deaths.
Now three Ukrainian musicians, Yuriy Gurzhy, Svetlana Kundish and Mariana Sadovska, journey deep into their shared past, exploring the tragedy of Babyn Yar across languages, through interviews with survivors, personal reflection, storytelling, poetry and traditional Yiddish and Ukrainian folk songs.
Songs for Babyn Yar poignantly searches for an understanding of the past to make sense of the unresolved present.
Directed by Josephine Burton
Dramaturgy by Yael Shavit and Josephine Burton
Music composed and arranged by Yuriy Gurzhy, Svetlana Kundish and Mariana Sadovska
Video, set and projection design by Marie Blunck
Lighting design by Jess Bernberg
A Dash Arts production.
In partnership with Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv) and Goethe-Institut. Supported by Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, Shoresh Charitable Trust, Münchner Kammerspiele (through funding from the Foreign German Ministry and the Civil Society Cooperation Initiative) and their Sisterhood Kyiv-München programme, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Co-promoted in the UK with Ukrainian Institute London.
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