WIELKOPOLANIE AWARDED


WIELKOPOLANIE AWARDED

The XV edition of Championship of Polish Dances were once again organized in Wieliszewo, by the Association of Polish Section CIOFF, Cultural Centre in Wieliszewo, Sport Dept Municipal Office Wieliszew, Folk group Promyki Wieliszew  and the Association for Supporting Polish Culture and Folklore. The honorary patronage over the event took First Lady Anna Komorowska.

Folk group "Wielkopolanie" was represented by two pairs competing in the V category - Agata Pospiech with Hubert Gramse and Hanna Jaworska with Jan Galasiński. On Friday afternoon, like many other participants of the Championship, they took part in the First National Symposium "Polish National Dances. Mazur - dance from Mazowsze. "While they listened to three lectures:
 WIELKOPOLANIE AWARDED

 - Mazur among Polish national dances – changing of form and social functions (Tomasz Nowak, Institute of Musicology at the Warsaw University);
- Mazur in the works of Polish composers from the XIX century. (Andrzej Nowak, Frederic Chopin Music University);
- Customs of XIX century balls in Poland with particular emphasis to the Warsaw environment  (Aleksandra Kleinr
ok, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin).

The championship was attended by over 120 pairs representing 24 centers across Poland. Tournament qualification lasted the whole Saturday.  This day,Wielkopolanie performed wonderfully, both pairs were qualified to the semi-finals of the championship. Sunday was entirely devoted to compete in the finals. The accompanist was orchestWIELKOPOLANIE AWARDEDra from Warszawianka Song and Dance Ensemble.

Hanna Jaworska and Jan Galasiński were qualified for the finals.  Finally they got 4th place.

Nevertheless, Wielkopolanie were awarded by Śląsk Folk Song and Dance Ensemble and received  a special award for the most outstanding pair of the championships. Both winners and the whole group is very pleased from this award.

Polish Championship in Wieliszew once again turned out to be a unique celebration of Polish national dances. Everything thanks to the organizers, who took care of the smallest detail that participants and the  guests felt very well in Wieliszewo. We hope that the next tournaments of Polish dances will bring more success to Wielkopolanie folk group.

                                                                                                                                                                                           HJ