One of the most important rituals of everyday life in Georgia is the Supra. A table ceremony conducted by a table master who intimately and poetically brings out a toast to the guests. In this performance the stage is the symbolic table and the guests the public. They are treated to a ‘meal’ of polyphonic singing, virtuoso dance, fragments of hope, melancholy, naivety and opportunity, in short, a stunning meal. Following a recipe in the form of a socio-political text written by famous Georgian playwright Rezo Kldiashvili. The performance predicted in metaphor a regime change, which indeed occurred three months later by the Rose Revolution.
Supra is a coproduction with Grand Theatre, Groningen, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam and Folk Palace Kutaisi, realized with financial support from FAPK, Prince Bernhard Culture, Dutch and German Embassy in Georgia, Kutaisi Municipality, Theorem- Culture 2000. It was presented at summer festivals in the Netherlands and Germany (among others Noorderzon, Tanz im August, Amersfoorts Terrace and Felix Meritis).