Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka
As a part of the Blast Off! Development Lab
In Russian and English, Anya and Babushka struggle to communicate their Jewish identities via The Sims, a computer game simulating real life. The pair re-enact Babushka's memories of anti-semitism in the USSR, moving from joy to rage and back again. Their buried family history emerges as an imperfect patchwork of Soviet-Jewish aesthetics, melding puppetry, klezmer music, and dance theater.
Created in collaboration with: Julia Cavagna, Julia Danitz, Marina Gasparyan, Irina Gorovaia, Julia Gu, Julian Hernandez, Elena Rose Light, Lim Mui
Composition: Julia Danitz
Choreography and Dramaturgy: Elena Rose Light