NISA

Katariina Unt:

"I was inspired bu Marjorie Shostak’s “Nisa” – an unexpectedly frank and captivating story about a woman, Nisa living in Southern African Kalahari Desert. She is from !Kung San society who live from hunting and gathering. This story is composed of her words, and it opens a door to the inner world of a woman from an entirely different cultural background to myself. There is nothing insiginificant or significant in Nisa’s life, single events do not evolve into life-changing factors. There is only perpetual presence and all that becomes part of human life is relevant and necessary. A woman’s emotional life is universal despite her living conditions, nationality or origin. The longing is one. A man and a woman are together as one. This is a story of ONE – that is, everyone.”

Duration: 1 h 10 minutes. No intermission.
Premiere: April 15, 2011 in National Library Theatre Hall.

AWARDS:

2011 Grand Prix for  Katariina Unt and special award for Tanel Ruben ("Nisa") in international Monotheatre festival.
2012 Estonian Theatre Union award 2011, best female lead - Katariina Unt (Nisa in “Nisa”);
Jury special award to Katariina Unt in “Nisa” – International Theatre festival Monobaltija.

Photographer: Siim Vahur

Adapted and co-directed by Katariina Unt
Director: Aare Toikka
Performers: Katariina Unt and Tanel Ruben
Choreographer: Marge Ehrenbusch
Music composed by Tanel Ruben
Light: Triin Hook
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