Anna Demidova is a theater director and researcher living in Berlin. Her main field of artistic exploration is human rights, especially the rights of women, queers and national minorities. She challenges dictatorship, patriarchy and hierarchy and is interested in building horizontal structures within her theater company URBAN FOREST ECHO, founded in Moscow in 2018. In her work, she combines classical text-based theater with movement theater and dance, as well as techno music and rave parties. She calls her style THEATRAVE, a combination of theater and rave. Her shows are usually accompanied by a live DJ set: the actors make the audience dance and turn the performance into a disco.