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A talented writer may hope to act as no more than a beacon - or rarely, if exceptionally gifted, produce an unexpected blot of lightning - in the cruel but splendid labyrinth of human experience, the labyrinth of our being.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991

05.04.2008 | 16:30 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Inauguration

DEDICA TO NADINE GORDIMER

Dedica to Nadine Gordimer
a conversation with Nadine Gordimer and Marino Sinibaldi
with Claudio Magris

09.04.2008 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Theatre

THE PICK-UP

Mise en espace of the novel by Nadine Gordimer
with Fausto Russo Alesi and Mariangela Granelli
adapted for the theatre and directed by Serena Sinigaglia
produced by ATIR for Thesis/Dedica Festival

10.04.2008 | 20:45 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Conversations

BEETHOVEN WAS ONE-SIXTEENTH BLACK

Presentation of Nadine Gordimer’s latest book
Reading by the Author and a conversation with Itala Vivan
with an address by Kofi Annan, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2001

11.04.2008 | 11:00 | Municipal Town Hall, Pordenone

The city seal

PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO NADINE GORDIMER

PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO NADINE GORDIMER
Official Ceremony

 

WORDS AND IMAGES FOR NADINE GORDIMER
Students’ awarding

12.04.2008 | 17:30 | Science Museum, Pordenone

Exhibitions

DAVID GOLDBLATT, PHOTOGRAPHER

Images from South Africa

14.04.2008 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Theatre

CLUTCHING A DAWN

Theatre reading of the works of Nadine Gordimer
with Annamaria Guarnieri, Melania Giglio and Daniele Salvo
coordinated by Daniele Salvo
produced by Thesis/Dedica Festival

16.04.2008 | 18:00 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Theatre

EXTREME SAFARI

A stage reading of the story by Nadine Gordimer
adapted and dramatized by Ketti Grunchi
with Ketti Grunchi and Valentina Brusaferro
live music by Rachele Colombo
choreographed by Laura Scudella
produced by Thesis/Dedica Festival

17.04.2008 | 18:00 | Meduna Shopping Centre, Pordenone

Collateral Events

AFRICA CHIOSSAN IN CONCERT

with Moris Sene djembé and vocals, Donatus Lunga doundoun,
Ndene Seck sabar and vocals, Moustapha Fall djembé,
Tomaso Matta djembé and doundoun, Apollo dancer.

17.04.2008 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Conversations

AFRICA: CONFLICTS AND HOPE

Conference with Marcello Flores, Irene Panozzo and Giovanni Carbone
with the participation of Nadine Gordimer

18.04.2008 | 18:00 | Meduna Shopping Centre, Pordenone

Collateral Events

The world at the table: precepts, rites and taboos

Presentation of the book by Vittorio Castellani aka Chef Kumalé
with the participation of the author

Music

DEDICA SCHOOL

Dedica festival gives special attention to the new generations and the youth. Specific programmes addressed to students will offer them the opportunity of getting to know the foremost voices of the international literary scene.

19.04.2008 | 20:45 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Music

MIRIAM MAKEBA IN CONCERT

Miriam Makeba vocals,
Faith Kekana vocals, Zamo Mbutho vocals, Innocent Modiba vocals,
Mandla Zikalala bass, Africa Mkhize piano, Kwazi Shange drums,
Joel Klein guitar, Nelson Lee keyboards, Breno Brown saxophone