Queens Library presents Polish American Folk Dance Company
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Polish American Folk Dance Company
Saturday, August 7, 2010
7:00pm - 8:00pm
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
ADMISSION IS FREE
About the Dances
The Kujawiak is one of the five Polish national dances. It hails from the
Kujawy region of Poland.
The name “Kujawiak” was given to this stately dance in the
nineteenth century. From its inception the Kujawiak was designed to present its dancers
with a semblance of dignity. Devised as
but danced to a three-count meter is what gives the Kujawiak
its distinguished air.
This dance comes from the region located between the San River and the
Rostoczne Hills. Due to the sandy fields, this region was noted to be poorer,
and thus is
reflected in the simpler costumes and characteristics of the dance.
Dances from Nowy Sacz/Tance Sadeckie
Dances from southeastern Poland provide ample opportunity for teasing and
Folk Band Music and Folk Songs: by our very own Polish Folk Band
A medley of captivating spmgs amd damces from the Upper Silesian region.
the Trojak sequence,
weaves a slow, dignified melody
with a livelier, vivacioua dance composition.
Skalne Podhale-Tance Goralskie/ The Highlanders’ Dances
The highlander’s music accompanies him throughout his life. From high in the
Carpathian Mountains and completely unlike any other traditional Polish dance
this routine features numerous acrobatic feats cleverly performed by the men
to impress the women, and the audience, including the
characteristic axe leaping!
Dances from Opoczno/Tance Opoczynskie
Polka Tramblanka and Oberek Opoczynski danced in
the vivid striped woolen costumes of central Poland.
One of the national dances of Poland, also known as the walking dance. It impressed
French chronicler Jan Le Laboureur from the 17th century that he
"I have never seen anything more dignified, more soft, nor more respectful !"
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