Seven Heavens of Enoch the Patriarch
Jerzy Łazewski’s monodrama inspired by the Slavonic Book of Enoch
December 6th, 2017 (Wednesday), 11 AM and 6 PM
Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 10 PLN
script adaptation, stage design, performance: Jerzy Łazewski
substantive consultation: Prof. Paweł Janishewski, Anna Wszyndybył
artistic supervision: Szczepan Szczykno
costumes: Hanna Mrozowska
Extremely artistic vision of the hero’s journey through seven heavens. The actor playing Enoch tells his adventures, visualizing it at the same time with ceramic icons.
This incredibly visual story is an excellent drama material. The author, reaching for the Slavic Book of Enoch, saw in it a multicultural aspect. This apocryphon is preserved only in the Slavic translation from the 10th century and is very important for Christianity. The contact with this work makes us realize the Judeo-Christian roots of Europe, above the divisions for Catholicism and Orthodoxy, which is especially important in Podlachia, building the community above the religious divisions.
Polish theatrical and film actor, director, pedagogue. He graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and from the High School of Arts in Supraśl. He worked for the Polski, Studio, Konsekwentny, and Adekwatny theatres in Warsaw, as well as for the Teatr Telewizji.