Vital Voranau: Pipers-Bear Trainers from Hlybokaye

(webzine “Kultura. Natsyja”, issue 28, December 2021, 14-25,

Vital Voranau’s article Pipers-Bear Trainers from Hlybokaye reveals the previously unknown history of bear training that took place in Hlybokaye and Hlybotskaye Region. The author shows that historical county jesters with their dancing bears deserve as much attention as has been granted to the “Smarhonski Academics.” Many sources testify to the practice of having bears perform dances as an extremely popular form of entertainment before crowds of onlookers. Such activities were conducted in Hlybokaye Region, also in Smarhon where it was closely tied with the Zyanovich and Radzivil households.

entire article

Categories: Асьвета, Культура

Пакінуць адказ

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Змяніць )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Змяніць )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Змяніць )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: