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140 Years of Polish Folk Dance

May 15, 2007

140 Years of Polish Folk Dance

140 Years of Polish Folk Dance - New York & Boston Concert Saturday, June 2, 2007 8:00 pm. A joint concert with Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston and Polish American Folk Dance Company of Brooklyn, New York

P R O G R A M

ACT I
“Marsz, Marsz, Polonia” Knights’ Dance / Taniec Rycerski Traditional stately dance of Polish knights Polish American Folk Dance Company

Polonaise / Polonez
Stately promenade performed by the nobility of Poland and later gaining popularity in the courts of Europe Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Mazurka / Mazur
Fiery and elegant dance performed by the nobility of Poland Polish American Folk Dance Company
Dances from the Silesia Region / Tance Slaskie

Trojak and “Gaiczek”
Older children perform Trojak, a dignified dance performed by a boy and two girls, and younger children perform “Gaiczek” PAFDC Kids

Slask Medley / Suita Slaska
Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

“Odwiazala mi sie” and Trojak
Polish American Folk Dance Company

Dances from Lublin Region / Suita Lubelska
Festive dances, including Cygan and Mach, from Poland's eastern border PAFDC Kids

Dances from Lublin Region / Suita Lubelska
Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Dances from Kurpie Region / Suita Kurpiowska Dances from the White and Green forests of eastern Poland Polish American Folk Dance Company

Dances from Eastern Krakow / Tance Krakowa Wschodniego
Lovely and energetic dances from the eastern part of Krakow Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Dances from Warsaw / Tance Warszawskie
Dances and melodies popularized by Warsaw street minstrels in pre-war Poland Polish American Folk Dance Company

ACT II
Sketches of Poland / Szkice Polskie
A beautiful medley of lively oberek and romantic kujawiak Polish American Folk Dance Company

Bialy Mazur, Kujawiak, and Oberek Duet
Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Dances from Zywiec / Tance Mieszczan Zywieckich
A medley of dances and songs from the town of Zywiec, including polonaise and waltz, performed in impressive and rich costumes Polish American Folk Dance Company

Wielkopolska Suite / Suita Wielkopolska
Lively and flirtatious dances from the western region of Poland Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Dances from Opoczno / Tance Opoczynskie
Polka tramblanka and oberek opoczynski danced in the vivid striped wool costumes of central Poland Polish American Folk Dance Company

Dances from Nowy Sacz / Tance Sadeckie
Dances from southeastern Poland provide ample opportunity for teasing and flirting Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Rzeszow Songs and Dances / Przyspiewki i Tance Rzeszowskie
Polka dzwon and crazy polka typify the spirited polkas of the region Polish American Folk Dance Company

Krakowiak
This national dance originated in Krakow, once the capital of Poland. The dance's syncopated rhythm is reminiscent of riders on horseback. Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston

Krakowiak
PAFDC Kids

Krakowiak
Polish American Folk Dance Company

Finale
Members of both ensembles

140 Years of Polish Folk Dance - New York & Boston Concert at Fashion Institute of Technology Haft Auditorium, West 27th Street, (between 7 and 8 Avenue), New York NY

For tickets call 718.907.6199 or email us at info@pafdc.org Tickets also available at the Polish National Home, Forum Agency or at
the door before the show

Tickets: All seats $25. Senior Citizens / Students / Children 12 and under $20

Z A P R A S Z A M Y !

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