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She described in an interview how her experiences with physical expression also influenced her literary work: Thousands of caves in the center of Zagreb April 28, Ivana Sajko addresses the issue of representation in theater with the help of the text itself, that is, by making the boundaries of language the subject of her texts.

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Sajko’s Love Story has been praised for revealing “the power and impotence” of individuals in the globalized age. COM has chosen English as your language setting. In our club is always a good atmosphere and there is no quarrel.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Arts at Zagreb University, she earned a master’s degree in literature from the university’s philosophy department. Business Sajo trade Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Ivana Sajko is not only an author but also writes and directs plays for the theater.

Berliner Künstlerprogramm | Biography: Sajko, Ivana

He does not remember… One of the basic issues raised throughout the book concerns the objectivity of facts constructing any historical narrative. Eight monologues for eight actresses in white wedding dressesthe impossibility of understanding the phenomenon of war from only one perspective is addressed through a polyphony of voices sharing experiences of violence and powerlessness, which again travel through the body and can only be understood upon being felt.


The unusual roles showcase his enormous talent. I’m not even wondering if the bacteria will spread? Beginning inshe chose to only stage her own award-winning dramas.

Croation author Ivana Sajko wins International Literature Award

The drama as well as the script Ivan Sajko is recognizable by his brave formal flirtation with genre, innovation, but with strong engagement, or as he says, “developing the imagination of disobedience. How can we break through the membrane that envelops theater, in order to create an individual act of agency from the conventional act of speaking, an act of agency that moves others, both on a physical and personal level?

As the voices become entangled within each other beyond the point of recognition, the reader is never sure who is speaking. She launched to fame with “Dragon Rider” in and has since become one of Germany’s most successful authors.

History of My Family From till and beyond. She understands theater itself not so much as an act of one-sided consumption, but as an instrument of and medium for practical enlightenment; or, in other words, as a public space that invites spectators to interact together, to act, and, in so doing, to test out a form of ideal democratic procedures.

Tales from France’s immigration office win German International Literature Award Initially published in France, Shumona Sinha’s book relating her perception of immigration offices caused a sensation beyond the country’s borders.

The news came ahead of the bicentennial of the 19th century German poet and novelist. Since then, in her hybrid stagings she has explored the relationship between dramatic text and its execution on stage; she probes the possibilities of art and its ability to develop an adequate contemporary aesthetic of resistance that ventures into the space of reality, and into the body of reality, into the body of every individual.

Her unique, and often harrowing, insights into life behind the Iron Curtain were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Vinart Grand Tasting Wine Festival.


In addition to writing, Sajko is constantly on stage and performs her own dramatic texts. Translated from the Croatian by Alida Bremer.

These are also the raw ingredients of her first novel Rio Bar. That the author questions our notion of freedom as well as the foundations of civil society, which are now under threat in Western society, only increases her importance and timeliness, as she is set apart by her urgency, refusal to compromise, sajok language of resistance. Audiotrainer Deutschtrainer Die Bienenretter.

He does not remember…. She loses her mind and, while stuck in a bunker, sews together bandages from the scraps of her destroyed wedding dress. Editorial board member of performing arts magazine Frakcija. Presentation of Jurica wine in Basement, which is not usually in Zagreb – so be there or be squared! Fasten your seat belts! I could feel the force of her language, the pain of love and war, and I was struck by that clear and poetic Sajko-sound.

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Among her numerous prizes are the medal Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres. At the same time, the act of speaking itself belongs to the eight female characters.

Thus, her dramas offer resistance to the very practices they are subjected to. Every document, every testimony and every news report is a result of a subjective interpretation and a certain perception and, therefore, the attempt to write a family history taking place throughout those pregnant s — from the first hints of the Second World War, struggle against an ideology and introduction of another one wearing a utopian mask and dissolution of a state which supported it until the construction of a brand new state in the midst of the civil war chaos — is actually a painstaking negotiation between diverse viewpoints, forces and interests.

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