Dada Divas, conceived and created by singer–composer Jacqueline Bobak, is an opera and research project based on the creative works, ideas, and lives of important female artists who were among the originators of the Dada movement: Emmy Hennings, Mina Loy, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Hannah Höch, and others.
Dada Divas illuminates historical and artistic contributions by women who were overshadowed by their male counterparts, and comments on such larger issues as the status of women, emigrée life, drug addiction, war, consumerism, and other concerns that are as pressing today as they were when Dada erupted a century ago.
Watch an interview with Jacqueline Bobak, joined by Carmina Escobar, about Dada Divas. Produced by TV UNAM, the educational television network of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, on the occasion of the performance of Dada Divas on the Vértice Festival in Mexico City on 26 October 2018. Featuring Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, Micaela Tobin, and Meltem Ege.
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