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There’s nothing like a dose of violent ethnic cleansing to change your perception of reality. The Belgrade-based theater group Dah (“breath”) emerged from the Balkan wars of the 1990s, as the actors sought better ways to express the range of horrors and absurdities they’d experienced. The result is somewhere in the realm of movement and performance that’s summed up as “experimental theater,” and it’s made Dah one of Europe’s most innovative companies. These days, that part of the world is quiet again, but there’s no shortage of topics for the group to chew on—human rights, justice and injustices, and that odd little issue of human longing. Dah takes on the latter in The Story of Tea, the company’s adaptation of Three Sisters. Dah’s take may not be what Chekhov had in mind, but surely even he would agree that sometimes, words aren’t enough.
DAH PERFORMS AT 8 P.M. (SAME TIME SATURDAY) AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY’S DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 37TH AND O STREETS NW. $20. (202) 687-3838.