The State of the World - Nino Haratischwili

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Nederlands Theater Festival
06 Sep '24

The State of the World - Nino Haratischwili

Nederlands Theater Festival
The State of the World - Nino Haratischwili
06 Sep '24
Nederlands Theater Festival

In the interview programme The State of the World, an important foreign artist reflects on the role of the arts and the Netherlands in the world. Our guest this year is world-renowned and award-winning bestselling writer, playwright and director Nino Haratischwili.

Festival Nederlands Theater Festival

Venue Rabozaal
Run time 60 minutes
Genre Perspective
Language English

The State of the World


Nino Haratischwili is a playwright and author of the globally acclaimed novels The Eighth Life and The Cat and the General. She grew up in Georgia at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union. She then watched her native country slide into violent chaos. A generation of young people was scarred by drugs and poverty. There was no work, no money and no electricity. Theatre was her way out. She fled with her mother to Germany. There she worked as a theatre director, but conquered the general public with her novels.
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During The State of the World, Haratischwili will discuss the themes of her work: family and friendship, good and evil, guilt and innocence. Naturally, the conversation will also cover the situation in Georgia, Russia's influence and the role artists can play in the struggle for freedom and democracy.

The State of the World is organised in cooperation with De Balie.

5 - 15 September

NEDERLANDS THEATER FESTIVAL

Nederlands Theater Festival (NTF) marks the festive start of the new theatre season. For eleven days, NTF presents the finest, most impressive performances of the past season, based on the choices of seven independent juries from the Netherlands and Flanders. Thus, NTF celebrates many genres and forms of theatre: drama, cabaret, youth theatre, mime, performance and more.

The festival starts with the always talked-about lecture De Staat van het Theater and the in-depth interview The State of the World with a famous international artist. The festival concludes with a celebratory presentation of the Netherlands' most important theatre awards during The Gala of Dutch Theatre.

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