9 Things We Learnt at the Dash Arts Dacha at Latitude Festival

9 Things We Learnt at the Dash Arts Dacha at Latitude Festival

The Dash Arts Dacha at Latitude Festival was part of Dash Blaze, and featured musicians & performers from Ukraine, Russia, Armenia & Belarus!

Here are just some of things we leaned spending time at the Dacha (a Russian summer house)…

5 Learnings About Art & People

1. Art creates community

The Dash Arts Dacha was a creative hub which felt accessible to all and yet presented some potentially complex social & historical landmarks in Russian history.

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2. Attention to detail is key for a successful immersive event

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3. Dash Arts provides a platform for unsung hero artists from overseas.

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4. Interactive play reading is fun for all the family, and introduced us to the incredibly droll work of Maxim Gorky.

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5. It is possible to time travel in a tent near Ipswich!

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4 Unforgettable Events in the Dacha

6. Sasha Ilyukevich encouraged the audience to bark like a dog…

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7. Elena Dana sang the most beautiful Russian folk songs…

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8. Russian disco is dark, and the dancing is extravagant!

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9. No-one does Russian punk quite like Zverstvo…

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Be sure to catch Sasha Ilyukevich and the highly skilled migrants at Rich Mix on 30th July 2014 at 7.30pm!

Rupert Dannreuther

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