About the Concert
After the long-awaited independence from the Soviet Russian empire, the young Georgian state plunges into chaos. Between the damp walls and enchanted wooden balconies of Tbilisi's old town, four girls come together at the end of the 1980s: the freedom-hungry Dina, the clever outsider Ira, the romantic Nene and the sensitive Keto. Their first love, violence in the streets, power cuts, drug-related crime and civil war - their friendship defies everything until an unforgivable betrayal and a tragic death finally tear them apart. It is not until 2019 in Brussels, on the occasion of a major retrospective of her dead friend's photographs, that they meet again...
Nino Haratischwili, born in 1983 in Tbilisi/Georgia, is an award-winning theatre writer, director and novelist. Her great family epic The Eighth Life (For Brilka), translated into 25 languages, became a worldwide bestseller. A piano trio by Georgian composer and pianist Sandro Nebieridze will provide a musical accompaniment to the reading. Nebieridze is supported by the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation. The trio was commissioned by the Augsburg Mozart Festival and received the Georgian Ministry of Culture's prize for the best composition of 2017.
The event marks the start of the series "Untold - How wars shape generations". The Dresden writer Michael G. Fritz will moderate the event, which will be musically organised by members of the Dresden Philharmonic and the Czech Philharmonic.
In co-operation with the Dresden Municipal Libraries, the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Erich Kästner House Dresden.