Both Grand Prix and diplomas

Grodno Nadezhda (Hope) Theatre, of the city’s House of Culture, is a success at Baltic-Satelid-2011 — the 20th International Theatre Festival for Children and Youth, held at Polish Sejny.

By Lidia Novikova

Grodno’s theatre has been awarded the Grand Prix prize simultaneously by two juries: the children’s and youth. Symon, the Musician director Natalia Dotsenko received a diploma for best direction, while Oleg Zhyugzhda was recognised for his costumes and Natalia Kireeva for her choreography. The best male and female actors were Boris Bolokhonov and Veronika Bortsevich.

Another theatre — Grodno Kolokolchik (Bell) — also brought home an award from Poland, winning the professional jury’s prize.

The international festival gathered 19 youth and children’s theatres from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

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