‘We treat Forefathers' Eve seriously. The Belarusian sorcery sound exactly the same as when Mickiewicz heard them’, say Paweł Passini and Patrycja Dołowy, the creators of Forefathers' Eve: Brest Fortress.

Forefathers' Eve culture.pl/en/work/dziady-adam-mickiewicz is an important part of Polish and Belarusian history, culture, and literary tradition. Like other works by Adam Mickiewicz, they've been a point of reference for many Belarusian artists, so it’s not a surprise that when Paweł Passini proposed stage this Polish drama to the Belarusians, he heard the words: 'But it’s ours!'

We have to look for a common language with Belarus. We have to put in order our memory, those who've died, without it we won’t be able to live, breathe, to rise as a nation.
– says the director, who, together with Patrycja Dołowy, connected romantic verses with the modern history that we know so well from the reportages of this year’s Nobel Prize winner, Svetlana Alexievich.

References to World War II and the dark times of Stalinism are all important in the play.

Mickiewicz opens the memory, gives us tools.
– adds the author of the script, who met with great Belarusian experts on the dziady ritual during her work.

Directed and Music by: Paweł Passini
Assistant Director: Grzegorz Grecas
Dramaturge: Patrycja Dołowy
Stage Design and Costumes by: Elena Lola Loli
Video Design by: Maria Porzyc
Production: Marina Dashuk


We treat Forefathers' Eve seriously
culture.pl/en/work/forefathers-eve-brest-fortress-pawel-passini

Forefarhers's eve: brest fortress


‘We treat Forefathers' Eve seriously. The Belarusian sorcery sound exactly the same as when Mickiewicz heard them’, say Paweł Passini and Patrycja Dołowy, the creators of Forefathers' Eve: Brest Fortress.

Forefathers' Eve culture.pl/en/work/dziady-adam-mickiewicz is an important part of Polish and Belarusian history, culture, and literary tradition. Like other works by Adam Mickiewicz, they've been a point of reference for many Belarusian artists, so it’s not a surprise that when Paweł Passini proposed stage this Polish drama to the Belarusians, he heard the words: 'But it’s ours!'

We have to look for a common language with Belarus. We have to put in order our memory, those who've died, without it we won’t be able to live, breathe, to rise as a nation.
– says the director, who, together with Patrycja Dołowy, connected romantic verses with the modern history that we know so well from the reportages of this year’s Nobel Prize winner, Svetlana Alexievich.

References to World War II and the dark times of Stalinism are all important in the play.

Mickiewicz opens the memory, gives us tools.
– adds the author of the script, who met with great Belarusian experts on the dziady ritual during her work.

Directed and Music by: Paweł Passini
Assistant Director: Grzegorz Grecas
Dramaturge: Patrycja Dołowy
Stage Design and Costumes by: Elena Lola Loli
Video Design by: Maria Porzyc
Production: Marina Dashuk


We treat Forefathers' Eve seriously
culture.pl/en/work/forefathers-eve-brest-fortress-pawel-passini

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