Die Unterwelt is an abstracted pop opera presupposing that after death, instead of going to heaven or hell, a person goes to a place that resembles Berlin during the Cold War. Performed and developed by Nadia Buyse (a.k.a. DUBAIS) as apart of the HBBV residency program in Berlin, Germany, and sponsored by the Calligram Art Foundation and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.
Nadia is a Portland based trans-disciplinary visual artist, cultural activist, and musician. Since receiving her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art last May, Nadia has performed, spoken, and shown work in a multitude of places and spaces, including (d)OCUMENTA 13, ART STAYS festival in Ptuj, Slovenia, T: BA festival, Berlin Month of Performance art and FREE THE WORD fest in the Republic of Georgia. This will be her last Performance in Portland before she moves to Berlin.