In 1991, when war started in Yugoslavia, DAH Theatre faced tough questions: “What is the role and meaning of theatre? What are the responsibilities and duties of artists in times of darkness, violence and human suffering?’’ The group interrupted their work on the performance Gifts of Our Ancestors to begin work on a new piece that addressed these questions. Dah’s first performance, This Babylonian Confusion, was based on the songs of Bertold Brecht. An anti-war performance, it was presented outdoors in the center of Belgrade at a time when it was forbidden to even mention the war.
Through time, great theatre masters have said that the first steps of a theatre group determine its destiny. So it is that DAH Theatre’s performances continue to speak to the position of an individual in dark times and in history.