Those who saw this show last year will no doubt welcome them
back again this year.
DAIMOHK – CHECHEN CHILD DANCERS – RETURN IN JULY
Last year this Society circulated information about Daimohk, the
Chechen children’s dance group which toured the UK to much
critical acclaim. The 33 dancers of Daimohk are aged 8-18 and
have been together since 1998. They will return in early July,
performing at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, Chepstow and Cornwall
before coming to London. Their show is a display of raw energy,
acrobatic twists and turns, skilled swordsmanship, rhythmical
drumming and grace.
Daimohk, a word which means `ancestral land’ in Chechen, are
supported by the Centre for Peacemaking and Community
Development. CPCD was established during the 1994-6 Chechen War,
in response to the needs of its desperate civilian population.
The conflict began again in 1999, and war and humanitarian
disaster persist to this day as the `war on terrorism`
terrorises the Chechen people.
CPCD, a non-governmental humanitarian organisation, is doing
what it can to provide psychosocial and humanitarian assistance,
education and peacebuilding initiatives to the victims of this
deadlocked war. CPCD has a team of around 300 people, of whom
the vast majority live and work in the North Caucasus region,
assisting those displaced by the continuing war in Chechnya.
Four UK-based staff help coordinate this work.
Daimohk will perform at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden on
July 18th and 19th at 7.30pm. Members are urged to come and see
a remarkable group of young people who have survived war and
hardship to produce a brilliant show, which all ages will enjoy.
To book for the London show ring the ROH Box Office on 020 7304
4000. Tickets are £12 adults, £7 students and ROH Access List.
For more information about the tour, and for booking for the
Eisteddfod and venues in Cornwall go to www.daimohk.org.uk