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The show of premier performance of the National Yanka Kupala Academic Theatre, directed by Nikolay Pinigin, was held in Paris. The show was organised during the Days of Belarusian Culture in France.
It is the first in history for the staging of a Belarusian director on the Parisian scene. The activity was timed to coincide with the 180th anniversary of the writing in Paris of the poem of the same name by Adam Mickiewicz, who was born on Novogrudok land in Belarus. It is symbolic that the opening of the Kupala Theatre in 1890 was marked by the show ‘Sphinx’ by the French author, Feuillet.
The performance of the Belarusian cast was very warmly received by the French spectators. Applause that lasted for 10 minutes welcomed the performance of the Belarusian theatre in Paris. The premiere was organised by the Embassy of Belarus in France and was held under the honourable patronage of UNESCO.
Staging was in the Belarusian language with French subtitles. For a scenic embodiment of the performance a translation of Yazep Semezhon was used, for transliteration to the French language, a translation by Robert Bourgeois.