Supra - A feast

Nino Haratischwili
europalia georgia
Tue 14.11.2023 19:00 - 20:30
KVS, Brussels
19:00 - 20:30
Past event

Nino Haratischwili, famed author (of The Eighth Life (for Brilka) and other books) and director, invites you to join her supra at KVS. A supra is a traditional Georgian feasting table that takes a central spot in social life. Georgian food, wine and polyphonic song play an important part.

The supra largely arose within a male, patriarchal tradition, although women were always honoured in song – for their beauty and cookery. Haratischwili wants to explore this tradition from a female perspective, with you, the viewer. Four female Georgian musicians and three actresses join the table. They eat, drink and sing, tell stories of women, and question existing structures. Join the feast and view the supra through the female gaze.

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Supra - A feast

Nino Haratischwili (1983, Tbilisi) is an author, playwright, and director. She is at home in two languages and has been writing in both German and Georgian since she was twelve. Her grand family epic The Eighth Life (for Brilka) has been published in 25 languages and was overloaded with important literary prizes. Her novel The Cat and the General made the shortlist of the Deutscher Buchpreis. She studied film direction in Tbilisi and theatre direction in Hamburg, and has written about 20 plays to date.

KVS and europalia georgia bring her theatrical works to Belgium for the first time. Phaedra in Flames, her most recent creation, premiered in autumn of 2022 at the Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi and has since also been staged in Germany by the Berliner Ensemble, directed by Nanouk Leopold. We present the original version as written and directed by Haratischwili, featuring Georgian actors. Phaedra in Flames is the first part of a trilogy about strong women in mythology.


TEKST & REGIE / TEXTE & MISE EN SCÈNE / TEXT & DIRECTION Nino Haratischwili CAST Laina Schwarz (Germany), Sara Deroo (België), Nata Murvanidze (Georgië) ZANG / CHANT / SINGING Nukri Kapanadze, Keti Klimiashvili ZANG / CHANT / SINGING & PIANO Nino Guliashvili  ZANG / CHANT / SINGING & GITAAR/ GUITARE / GUITAR Nino Tskitishvili BÜHNE & VIDEO Julia B. Nowikowa HERCREATIE / RETRAVAIL / RECREATION & CO-PRODUCTION Europalia Georgia, DE SINGEL Antwerp, KVS Brussel, Amare Den Haag
MET DE STEUN VAN | AVEC LE SUPPORT DE | WITH THE SUPPORT OF The German Embassy, Belgium and The national wine agency, Georgia