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).

Choreography and direction: Feri de Geus & Noortje Bijvoets Text: Rezo Kldiashvili Performers: Aleko Baramitze, Spartak Benidze, Nia Chechelashvili, Sopho Gelashvili, Irakli Goksadze, Beka Kukhianidze, Giorgi Mikadze, Tamta Mukebanjani, Irakli Shengelia, Gaga Sordia, Jaguna Verulashvili, Lasha Zalkaliani Costume design:Tonny Boersma Light design: Pink Steenvoorden Music: o.a.Goran Bregovic, Hamlet Gonashvili, Peace orchestra, Wim Mertens Poster design: Levan Dadiani Flyer en Lay-out: Maarten Evenhuis Production Georgia: Stichting Caucasus Foundation, Levan Khetaguri Production The Netherlands: Ineke Austen, Irina Ginns Tour guidance: Khatuna Levidze, Nuczar Ninidze,Tonny Boersma Interpretor: Parna Pkhakadze
Dutch Producer: St.Entre Nous, André Agterof


“The performance dates back to what the Greeks saw as the desired intention of theatre: to discuss tricky questions through drama and spectacle. Doing so, both choreographers fulfill a daring and unique role within the Dutch dance scene…”
NRC Handelsblad, Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen

‘…Supra is in this way […] also a ritual against temptation. It touches as it leads straight to the heart…’
Der Tagesspiegel, Ulrich Amling

‘…In no time the young dancing Georgians have a firm grip on the audience, to mutual pleasure…’
Berliner Zeitung, Michaela Schlagenwerth