Anyone who saw Counting Sheep, their award-winning ‘guerilla folk opera’, or danced the night away with the Lemon Bucket Orkestra back in 2017, will need no introduction to Mark and Marichka Marczyk. This year we’re delighted to welcome back the exuberant duo with a brand new show, Balaklava Blues.
Balaklava Blues sets the Marczyks’ heart-stopping traditional vocals to a range of propulsive electronic dance beats, performed against a mind-blowing backdrop of documentary footage from the front lines of Ukraine’s Maidan revolution. At once hard-hitting and surreal, Balaklava Blues transports you into the heart of war-torn Ukraine with a unique mix of powerful singing and impossibly danceable tunes.
Gorgeously sung and passionately played...an evocation of human solidarity The Guardian