Mentor of THEATRE Section - VALERY FOKIN
Teatr Narodowy, also known as The National Theatre, is one of the leading and oldest theatrical establishments in Poland. Its history traces back to November 19, 1765 – a day when Jozef Bielawski's comedy ‘The Interlopers’ (‘Natreci’), based on a play by Moliere, was performed in Warsaw at so called ‘Operalnya’ by His Royal Highness Stanislaw August Poniatowski's Operatic Players. Of that performance the story of Poland’s most respected theatrical company begins.
In 2003 Jan Englert took the lead of Teatr Narodowy, aiming at broadening the repertoire, diversification of performance styles and forms. Today, young directors and older generation of masters work at Teatr Narodowy, productions from both Poland and abroad are shown, neo-classical and academic approach is combined with modern experiments.
‘Dziady’, a production of one of the most distinguished contemporary theatre directors, Lithuanian Eimuntas Nekrosius, based on texts by Adam Mickiewicz, is a part of VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum Festival programme. ‘Dziady’ is about eternal questions of what is God, flow of Time and dreariness of Being, which religion, philosophy, art and culture for thousand years attempt to answer - in vain.
*Dear Guests! Please note that ‘Dziady’ on the stage of Bryantsev Theatre for young audience (Pionerskaya Square, 1).