Will the polonaise dance its way onto UNESCO heritage list?

Known as “polonez” in Polish, it is a Polish stately processional dance performed by couples who walk around the dance hall. Cracovia Danza Ballet

In this episode of the Debrief, we speak to Romana Agnel from Cracovia Danza and Alek Laskowski from the Chopin Institute about one of Poland’s most famous dances and moves to put it on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.

The move to cement the polonaise in world culture is the branchild of Romana Agnel, the artistic director of the Cracovia Danza court ballet company.

In the show, host John Beauchamp catches up with Romana while in the studio we have Aleksander Laskowski from the Chopin Institute.

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English Heritage issues plea for memories of elite Polish unit that trained at UK stately home during WWII 
Poland’s first ever Banksy exhibition opens in Warsaw
Sugar tax hits soft drink sales 

Many thanks to NIFC / The Chopin Institute for allowing us to use a number of recordings from their YouTube channel. You can find the channel HERE.