Batleika theatre promoted on Ogiński estate
International festival of Batleika theatre to be held in 2015 on restored estate of Michał Kleofas Ogiński, in Smorgon District
The decision to hold the festival was made during a round table organised in Zalesie by the local charity Northern Athens, aiming to promote the preservation and development of the unique Belarusian tradition of Batleika theatre. Batleika theatre artistes from the Grodno Region took part, alongside cultural establishment employees and representatives of local authorities.
The festival is to be hosted by Zalesie in March 2015: marking the 250th anniversary of the well-known public and cultural figure, composer Michał Kleofas Ogiński. It is the perfect time to celebrate the International Day of Puppet Theatre, welcoming groups from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.