Gjyle Krasniqi to explore diaspora through “Secondove”

By: Valon Xoxa    March 12, 2014

“Tuchlaube” theater will be hosting this years play festival. Gjyle Krasniqi, the co-founder and promoter is excited to talk about “Secondove” and this years theme “Tolerance”. 

Today marks the beginning of the seventh annual theater festival “Secondove” (second generation immigrants) themed “Tolerance”. Up to 15th of March, the public will have the chance to see five different plays and organized events.

Actors from over 20 different nationalities are expected to perform in plays that explore the various problems that foreigners and second generation immigrants experience in Switzerland. All five plays are nominated for the festival’s best, thus encouraging competition between casts from Aarau,Berlin/Kassel,Bochum,Versacio and Zurich. Apart from plays, the festival is intended to host lectures, workshops and debates.

The leader and co founder of the Festival is Gjyle Krasniqi from Kosova, who living for 26 years now in Switzerland has given her the inspiration and dedication to explore the nature of the diaspora and the daily challenges this community faces.

The original article was posted at Kultplus. Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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