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Winternachten The Hague 2010

Winternachten 2010

Thu 14 - Sunday 17 January 2010

Programme

WINTERNACHTEN 2

Theater aan het Spui & Filmhuis Den Haag
€25,- (Uitpas €23,50 - CJP/Studenten/Ooievaarspas €12,50)

Timetable

Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
Theater aan het Spui - bookshop
Jonathan Safran Foer - foto Jerry Bauer
Jonathan Safran Foer - foto Jerry Bauer

Winternachten 2 offers you a choice of programmes in five venues in one theatre. With you ticket you have access to all programmes. With literature, film, music, and dozens of guests from The Netherlands and abroad. The evening opens with an interview with the American bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer. The programmes that follow include guests like Ramsey Nasr, Joris Luyendijk, Ernst Reijseger, Antjie Krog, Joke van Leeuwen, Marjolijn Februari, Boi Antoin, Junot Diaz, Karin Amatmoekrim and many others. An international programme with writers from countries like Surinam, Bonaire and St Eustatius, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Art disorders, entertainment confirms. Wasn't it like that? Or doesn't that rule altogether apply? Has the world ended up in such a chaos by crisis, migration and terror that writers now seek order? On Saturday night Winternachten asks writers how disorder penetrates their work and what their answers are in questions of change and chaos. Do they, like Jonathan Safran Foer and Petina Gappah from Zimbabwe, have to go in search of the underlying order? Or should they make way for chaos in their work? Does the writer have to show the world in all its confusion? Or does the writer have a social task? As a kind of surgeon?

  • The need for chaos

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    20:00 - 21:00

    Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe/Switzerland) and Vamba Sherif (the Netherlands/Liberia) both live in a very much regulated society, but write about chaotic and deregulated societies. Joris Luyendijk talks to …

    With: Joris Luyendijk, Petina Gappah, Vamba Sherif

  • Big Brother visiting

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    21:05 - 22:00

    Christine Otten and Antjie Krog had disorder literally hovering on their doorstep. They discovered that independently of each other they had written books with an almost identical scene, a police …

    With: Antjie Krog, Christine Otten, Wim Brands

  • An Ode to Haiti

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    21:05 - 22:00

    The heavy erathquake in Haiti, some days before the festival, had its consequences for the programme. The announced author Kettly Mars from Haiti was not hurt, but was not able to leave the island. …

    With: Linda Polman, Lucia Nankoe, Maikel van Hetten, Sandew Hira

  • Wintercafé 2: Hold on! Oulipo.

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:05 - 22:00

    Hold on! Oulipo and the literary restriction: If you play the game, you make the rules. The French OuLiPo company (Ouvroir Littéraire Potentielle, founded in 1960) thought that with self-imposed …

    With: Anton Valens, Hugo Brandt Corstius, Joke van Leeuwen, Joshua Samson, Karin Amatmoekrim, Maarten Ornstein, Ronelda S. Kamfer, Sanna Andréa-Dia, Saskia De Coster

  • The limits of chaos

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    22:05 - 23:00

    Sometimes it seems that art comes into being primarily where order has been removed. But maybe even the most disorganising artist needs footing. With his music cellist Ernst Reijsiger skims along the …

    With: Ernst Reijseger, Jan Donkers, Ramsey Nasr

  • Music: Cabocuba jazz

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    22:05 - 23:00

    If you listen carefully to music from the Cape Verde islands then you'll hear resonances of Portuguese fado and West African folk music. The bitter history of slaves and colonists clenched into …

    With: Cabocubajazz

  • Decisive rules

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    23:05 - 23:50

    Whether literature offers solace or confusion, whether it shows the way or disorders, every writer must have been moved in the course of his or her life by a passage, a line, an image or a poem which …

    With: Joke van Leeuwen, Jonathan Safran Foer, Petina Gappah, Ramsey Nasr, Shahriar Mandanipour, Tash Aw, Wim Brands

  • Zeeman's zealousness

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    23:05 - 23:50

    On 27 July 2009 Michaël Zeeman died. He was only 50. His love of books and literature were unequalled. Books were his friends, his relatives, his loves. As a host Zeeman was attached to Winternachten …

    With: Antjie Krog, Bas Heijne, Frans Timmermans, Maxim Februari

  • Film: Pick-Up Artists

    Filmhuis - zaal 6
    23:05 - 23:50

    At the end of the festival, before you go in that cold night, Winternachten wants to give you some warm rules that may come in handy. That's why we show the documentary Pick-Up Artists (2009) by …