Dziady II Fragmenty: Forefathers Eve II Excerpts

The pagan ceremony of banqueting the dead, interwoven with Christians notions, and folk morality becomes a philosophy of life and death and a universal story about time and eternity.

Dziady II Fragmenty: Forefathers Eve II Excerpts

About Dziady II Fragmenty: Forefathers Eve II Excerpts

BILINGUAL (POLISH-ENGLISH) PERFORMANCE based on drama by Adam Mickiewcz

Age 12+

Dziady (the “Goat’s Feast”) is an ancient Slavic ritual which beginning stretches back to pagan times.

On Halloween Night a group of peasants with their leader, Guslarz, secretly summon ghosts suffering in purgatory to help them gain access to heaven. They celebrate the customary feast commemorating the dead - believing their meals, drinks and rituals will bring relief to the summoned souls of the departed.

When the deceased arrive with requests and warnings, an eerie dialogue ensues between the living and the dead in the night-time chapel.

The pagan ceremony of banqueting the dead, interwoven with Christians notions, and folk morality becomes a philosophy of life and death and a universal story about time and eternity.


SPEKTAKL DWUJĘZYCZNY (POLSKO-ANGIELSKI) wg "Dziady część II" Adama Mickiewicza 12+

Nazwa Dziady odnosi się do pradawnego, Słowiańskiego rytuału, którego początki siegają czasów pogańskich pod nazwą "Uczta Kozła". W wigilię Wszystkich Świętych, grupa wiesniaków pod przewodnictwem Guślarza, potajemnie przyzywa cierpiące w czyśćcu dusze, aby pomoć im dostać się do nieba. Celebrują swoją tradycyjną ucztę przyzywania zmarłych, wierząc, że ich jadło, napoje i rytuały przyniosą ulgę zbłąkanym duchom. Kiedy zmarli przybywają kolejno, ze swoimi prośbami i przestrogami, mikro świat spektaklu, zamknięty w przycmentarnej kaplicy, staje się frapującą wizją niesamowitego dialogu żywych z umarłymi... Pogański ceremoniał goszczenia zmarłych, zmieszany z motywami zaczerpniętymi z religii chrzweścijańskiej, z jego ludową moralnością, staje się specyficzną filozofią życia i śmierci, a zarazem ponadczasową historią o czasie i wieczności.

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