Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka is an interdisciplinary performance rooted in the liberating potential of queer translation. Three non-Russian-speaking performers live-translate a series of impassioned anecdotes told by my Soviet Jewish grandmother. Their retellings emerge as an imperfect patchwork of interpretation incorporating dance and physical theater. Ultimately, BAb(oo)shka asks: what grows out of the fraught space of miscommunication?
Created in collaboration with: Shubrah Prakash, Bianca Lau, Anna Slate with help from Amy Wiley, Cora Walters, and Elena Rose Light
November 16-17, 2018: Old American Can Factory, NY
July 14, 2018: BarnArts Residency (Maine)
Photos by Effy Grey
Video by Alex Romania