Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka
As a part of the Blast Off! Development Lab
Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka is an interdisciplinary performance that begins with my grandmother telling a true story—chosen by her—in Russian onstage. Her humorous anecdotes about Jewish oppression are then contemporaneously translated into gibberish, into klezmer music, and into a puppet melodrama. These retellings weave together to create a meta-conversation on the act of translation and historicization, exposing the realities of Jewish life in the Soviet Union and how those experiences transform across generations and migrations.
Composition: Julia Danitz
Choreography and Dramaturgy: Elena Rose Light