Using the cityscape as a canvas, since 2019 Carlos Alves has been travelling around the country blending street photography with dance.
Based in the headquarters of the internationally acclaimed folk song and dance ensemble ‘Mazowsze’, the centre’s permanent exhibition will show the entirety of Polish folklore in all its regional variants and how each region differs in its folkloric traditions.
The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, a professional dance ensemble that revives old court dances, spent two months reconstructing the dances to German composer Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore”.
Historically from the Beskid and Pieniny highlands around Beskid Sądecki, Beskid Niski and parts of the Pienin mountains, the Lemkos were displaced from their native lands in 1947 and resettled in Western Poland as part of ‘Operation Vistula’, the Communist authority’s forced resettlement of several ethnic minorities from the south-east of post-war Poland to the reclaimed territories in the west of the country.
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 campaign was initiated by Polish dancer and choreographer Romana Agnel, founder of the Cracovia Danza Court Ballet in Kraków, the only professional court and historical dance ensemble in Poland.
Today is International Dance Day and to get into the swing of things, TFN’s Nick Westerby takes a look at the history and style of some of Poland’s most popular dances.
The #IlovePolandchallenge has become a hit across the continent with people showing off their moves to the DJ Hazel song.
The #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off spectacular images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz.
More than 100 artists from over a dozen countries will meet in Kraków on July 2-7 for the 21st EtnoKraków/Rozstaje 2019 festival, billed as one of the most important festivals in Europe presenting traditional, folk, ethno and world music as well as dance and theatre.