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hnk_listopadThis season’s Philosophical Theater started with the famous British Pakistani activist, writer, theorist,  journalist and filmmaker Tariq Ali. The leader Srecko Horvat, known in Europe for his  leftist activism, moderated the interview on 30th October, 2016 in The Croatian National Theater (HNK) in Zagreb. Horvat’s schedule for upcoming months is as follows:
27th November – sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Alexandra Kania
4th December – Yanis Varoufakis
27th January 2017 – Bobby Gillespie and Franco B. Bifo (blending philosophy and rock and roll)

After the short performance of the drama with his text “The New Adventures of Don Quixote”, during this very pleasant evening Tariq Ali introduced himself as a rigorous and sensitive theorist and playwright at the same time. While criticizing pessimistiali_horvatcally the American and European capitalist society, he stressed the importance of the real democracy (not the fake ones where it’s necessary “to pinch the nose”) and objective reasoning of those who appreciate the positive approach to society and culture.

Tariq Ali is a Britdetalj_don_quijoteish Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso (es), and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE in University of Oxford.




Sources: wikipedia

After several European leftist philosophers, scientists and writers (Julia Kristeva, Niccolo Ammanti, Slavoj Zizek, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, Thomas Piketty) Philosophy Theatre moderator Srecko Horvat organised an interview with the famous English Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. The old, sometimes lucid, good looking aristocratic and arrogant actress is still involved in human rights activism.

Vanessa Redgrave (1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist.

She is also known by the activist work as she has started protests against the Vietnam War, and continued with the struggle for Palestine and visiting Sarajevo during the occupation. The Stage magazine listed her in 2010 to ninth place on the list of the greatest actresses of all time. She played more than thirty roles in the West End and Broadway, most notably those in the plays The Year of magical thinking, Long journey into the night and Driving Miss Daisy.

Beside the theater career, she appeared in more than eighty films, six times was nominated for the Oscar, which was awarded to her for Best Supporting Actor in the film Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977). The films in which she acted like Isadore (Karel Reisz, 1968) and Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) have become classics of film history.




Interacting global” and local” in the glocal” is our way of softening the boundaries by encountering “foreignand domestic” as a form of struggle against xenophobia or fear of strangers. On 9th May we presented two simultaneous dancing and meditative performances: passionate Irish dancer Paul O’Grady performed traditional Irish dances, while Chinese meditative dance TaiChi was performed by Chinese professor Wang Qian, a lecturer at the Confucius Institute and the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. PUBLICATION_on Glocal Art