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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Dash Arts – Dacha

Festival season is in full flow and, here at The Reviews Hub,we’re tents pitched and wellies washed for our return to Suffolk’s Latitude Festival. With so much happening across Henham Park it can be hard to choose what to see. Our cheeky Latitude Lowdown series offers you the chance to hear about some of the offerings to be had. Glen Pearce spoke toDash Arts about their show Dacha.

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

A three-day, 12-hour ever-changing enchanted performance space modelled on the iconic Russian Summer House – An Artistic Journey over the last 100 years through the eyes of a Ukrainian family.

Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?

This is our third Latitude – we love it so much we keep coming back!

How important is it for festivals such as Latitude to have arts programming alongside the music acts?

Vital!

How have you been preparing for festival life?

Ironing our Soviet pioneer outfits,dusting down the samovar and pickling the cucumbers in order to be ready to welcome our guests for the weekend.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Latitude offerings?

We are not just a show, we’re a beautiful art installation with an ever-changing programme of live music, films, impromptu theatre, Delicious food, tea, vodka and DJ sets from breakfast well into the night!

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Latitude (apart from your own!)?

Everything! Particularly all the theatre programming looks fabulous this year….

Are you camping at Latitude and, if so, what is your one top camping tip?

Working out the perfect distance from tent pitch to toilet – close enough but not too close to be awoken by delightful odours or noisy queues!

Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival – and why?

Fancy footwear – we’ve been blessed with two years of sunfilled weekends

 


Dachawill be performed on 15-17 July at 23:30 in the Faraway Forest at this year’s Latitude Festival, which runs 14-17 July 2016

For more information visit www.facebook.com/DashArtsCo or www.latitudefestival.com

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