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.
Coming soon: a newly expanded rendition of Dada Divas
performed by Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, Micaela Tobin, and Meltem Ege
directed by Cordelia Istel
sound design by Mark Bobak
on the Festival Vértice at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City
October 26, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Homepage image by Shannon Knox