Balaklava Blues

Presented by Selfconscious Productions in assocation with Wild Yak

The creators of the VAULT Festival hit, Counting Sheep, debut their astonishing and prize nominated electronic dance album, “Fly”, for late night parties each weekend at VAULT Festival. Accompanied by mind-blowing visuals, Balaklava Blues transports you into the heart of warn-torn Ukraine with their electrifyingly cathartic and impossibly danceable tunes.

"A set of track contradictions to spark you mind and move your feet; creators Mark and Marichka Marczyk sing seemingly carefree melodies to poppy techno beats worthy of PC music, as startling visuals of missiles being loaded and machine guns being fired are projected behind them.” Latitude Festival Review

Theatre & Performance
21:3025 Jan — 16 Mar
Forge - The Vaults, Leake Street
21:30
£15.00
1hr 00m
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About the company

Selfconscious Productions in assocation with Wild Yak

Mark and Marichka Marczyk met and fell in love on Independence Square in Kyiv at the height of the Revolution of Dignity. They have travelled across Ukraine volunteering, performing for soldiers and DPs, and writing about their experiences (Brick Literary Magazine, Humber Literary Review, Now Magazine, Carte Blanche). Together they perform around the world with their electro-folk project Balaklava Blues and the infamous balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band, Lemon Bucket Orkestra.

Credits

Music and Performance by: Mark and Marichka Marczyk

Mixing / Production: Rob Teehan, Dave Plowman & Greg Geisbrecht

Mastering: Joao Carvalho

Projection Design: David Mesiha

Video Editors: Roman Lubiy / Dmitry Nechepurenko

Choreographer: Orian Michaeli

Set Design: Matthew Cherkas

Producers: Michael Rubenfeld for Selfconscious Productions in association with Wild Yak

General Management: Wild Yak

Press & Reviews

"An earnest and engaging reflection on post-traumatic stress and the attempts we make to move forward." CBC Arts

"A set of track contradictions to spark you mind and move your feet; creators Make and Marichka Marczyk sing seemingly carefree melodies to poppy techno beats worthy of PC music, as startling visuals of missiles being loaded and machine guns being fired are projected behind them." Latitude Review

"Charismatic, handsome, ambitious" - New York Times on Counting Sheep

"Gorgeously sung and passionately played... an evocation of human solidarity" The Guardian on Counting Sheep

"A set of track contradictions to spark you mind and move your feet; creators Mark and Marichka Marczyk sing seemingly carefree melodies to poppy techno beats worthy of PC music, as startling visuals of missiles being loaded and machine guns being fired are projected behind them.” Latitude Festival Review