Dakh Daughters


The Dakh Daughters are a theatrical and musical group formed in Kiev, Ukraine. This internationally renowned group has been performing in major theaters around the world for several years, promoting a unique theatrical form inspired by the world of freak cabaret.

A freak Cabaret
Performance piece: MAKE UP – Dakh Daughters

It is like a mirror in which the female actors look at themselves and share their personal stories. What does it mean to be an artist? Does it equal a life full of joys and pleasures? Is the whole world in fact a theater?
The Dakh Daughters singers are used to wearing makeup on stage—their style is a bleached “puppet” face. Yet their real mask is their stage

presence. This basic neutral cover unites different characters, different destinies, different sounds, and the voices of each band member.

This musical performance tells the stories of actors without makeup, resulting in the creation and composition of poems and songs.

The play uses texts by Tanya Hawrylyuk, Solomiia Melnyk, Ruslana Khazipova, Zo, Anna Nikitina, Natalka Halanevych. The poetry is written by Ruboko Sho, Mykhaylo Semenko, Yevhen Pluzhnyk, Lina Kostenko, Lewis Carroll, Yuri Izdryk, Myroslav Laiuk. The musical composition, used in the performance, is created by DakhaBrakha.