DADA - Introduction. "Everybody can Dada" —Dada-Fair, Berlin, poster, 1919 Dada blasted onto the scene in 1916 with ear-splitting enthusiasm: rowdy, brazen, irreverent, and assaulting. Its sounds were clamorous, its visions were shocking, and its language was explosive. Yet Dada was not aimless anarchy. DADA Companion. International Dada Archive. Dadaists - The International Dada Archive - The University of Iowa.