In this special episode, Talk Eastern Europe revisits the transcultural festival POSTWEST – which was scheduled to take place at the end of May 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival – which sought to bring together artists from 10 countries of Central and Eastern Europe – was forced to deal with the new reality. The festival found a new way to take place online in a virtual setting and will now take place June 24-26 2020.

During this first of two special podcast episodes dedicated to POSTWEST, Adam interviews Vlad Troitsky and Andriy Palatnyi of the DAKH Center for Contemporary Art based in Kyiv. They discuss the history of the center, how it dealt with the lockdown situation and what its involvement in POSTWEST will look like in the virtual setting.

The DAKH Center is the producers of not only theatre, but artists and music groups as well, including the very popular Ukrainian group “DakhaBrakha”.

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- POSTWEST \\ guess where - Transcultural festival: 24.–26.06.20

- DAKH Center of Contemporary Art
- Dakhabrakha musical group:
- Dakh Daughters:
- Nova Opera (with English subtitles):
- Dog Cage (2015):

- June 21, 24, 25, 26: Stay tuned for live events with Talk Eastern Europe during the POSTWEST Festival: streams will be available on Facebook ( and YouTube (

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