What's squeaking in Belarusian culture? What are Belarusian activists thinking about? Are we creating art at a European level? What are young Belarusian musicians playing now? And is there still value in meeting in person? And - when to rest and how?
Did your eyes stop for a moment at any of these questions? And your head thought: exactly, what, when, how! If so, feel yourself invited to the largest meeting of Free Belarusians. There won't be as many of us as at the protests, but we certainly want to be inspired again by the hope that we felt back then.
Many of us no longer live in Belarus, many of us still live in Belarus. When was the last time we saw each other? Yes face to face, one in the other's embrace. Without zooms or instant messaging - although praise be to them, because one could go mad with longing ...
Here, at least once a year, we can all meet. Those scattered all over the world and those who have always cared for the Belarusian heritage in Podlasie. This is also the place where we invite all friends of free Belarus and lovers of Belarusian culture.
We want to gather in one place what independent Belarusian culture presents today, and also to relax a little and draw good energy from each other. So that we have enough strength for the whole next year... Until the next Festival!
The TUTAKA Festival of the Awakened invites you for the third time!
What's in store for us?
Uroczysko Boryk near Gródek, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland.
14 and 15 July 2023.
TUTAKA is a music festival, workshops, discussions, theatre and simply an all-Belarus picnic in the middle of summer in a picturesque forest!
We will meet our stars: Margarita Lyavchuk, Kristina Drobyš, Malavanyč, Andrej Saŭčanka, Kacia Snycina and others!
Certainly one of the highlights we have planned is a meeting with Sviatlana Cichanouska!
They will play:
THE FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME:
Friday, 14th July 2023
13:00 Opening of the festival area
16:00 "Flag of Freedom" workshop (tent 1)
17:00 Workshops for children with MOVA NANOVA (tent 2)
17:30 Action in solidarity with political prisoners
18:00 Malavanyč invites: History of ‘batlejka’ - workshop (tent 2)
19:30 Meeting of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya with Belarusians
22:30 RUSLAN SEREDUK & MATEUSZ KOSELA - ambient 2020
16:30 Together we create a "wish-puppet". Magic classes with Julia Kataržynska
17:30 Theatre workshop "People and trees" with Andrej Saŭčanka
23:00 PROSTA TAŃCUJ! PAPA BO SELEKTAH
Saturday, 15th July 2023
12:00 Children's workshop with MOVA NANOVA
13:00 Wooden house painting workshop from a family-run company
14:00 KNIŽNY VOZ with Kryścina Drobyš. Presentation of an audio book platform for children and young people in Belarusian language.
14:30 Malavanyč presents. Fun for children and adults
16:00 Charity auction from BYSOL to support children of political prisoners
16:30 "As you hear, so you draw". Workshop by illustrator and art manager Vola Kuźmič
17:30 A magical whirlwind with Julia Harunovič, initiator of the ARTFAMILY creative studio
12:00 Herb and grass stamps workshop with Alena Sarasik
12:30 Lesson on traditional dress with Kaciaryna Vadanosava
13:30 K2 School IT presentation: digital - it's not that difficult. Interactive workshop on creating a start-up
14:30 "A culture of trust. How to create it for Belarusians". Workshop based on the example of the Union of Belarusian Business Abroad
15:30 Theatre "The Adventures of Zephyrka the Goat" - VIDEOSTUDIO RAJU Real magic for adults and children
16:50 Seminar "Crises and trauma" with psychologist Alena Hribanava. How to learn to overcome the effects of traumatic events
TENT 3 - DISCUSSION STUDIO
12:30 Political prisoners of Belarus.
13:30 Belarusian business in exile.
14:30 Contemporary Belarusian culture, can it exist in exile?
15:30 Belarusians of Podlasie.
16:30 Presentation of SKARYNA publishing house, the art-book "Bloodlands 20/22" and the novel "Pigs" in Belarusian.
Information regarding the meeting point at the information desk:
12:00 Happy Belarusians Camp
12:00 Together we create a "wish-puppet". Magic classes with Julia Kataržynska
13:00 Yoga for children and adults with Inna Šyroka
13:00 'How Findus got lost when he was little' - an interactive book reading and game with the creative group KRAKATUKI
13:30 Ball game with Kaciaryna Snycina
15:00 Laughter therapy and meditation. IMPROVIZ-ART improvisation school by Alena Hanievič
15:30 Yoga for children and adults with Inna Šyroka
16:00 "When the Sun was a god...". BEER&HISTORY - an open history lesson
17:00 Premiere of the short feature film "Busieł" from the BULBAMOVIE festival
18:30 Official opening of the stage
19:00 Concerts begin
23:00-03:00 PROSTA TANCUJ!
The festival will end with dancing to the music of PAPA BO SELEKTAH
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