Polonez recently was invited to perform at the 2014 Music for the People Multicultural event. Celebrating the closing of the annual Brunswick Music Festival, the event was planned to be full of music, dancing and food but unfortunately was rained out, never the less Polonez kept a smile on their faces and were still excited to be together on the day.
Again we had the pleasure for opening the official part of the Polish Festival at Federation Square Melbourne. We danced alternating with Obertas group form Brisbane. Opening with our freshly revitalised Podlaski dance, we entertained the crowds with regular favourites like Nowy Sącz, Rzeszów and Hucuł. We finished with the always entertaining Lwów and closing the show with Krakowiak. A Highlight as always was leading the public in a polonaise across the whole of the square. Our dancers enjoyed their time both on and off the stage. There was lots of great Polish food, drink and entertainment on offer and a great atmosphere shared with many dance group members from interstate.
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December 2012 going in January 2013 Polonez Melbourne attended and participated in the 12th Festival of Polish Visual and Performing arts, Polart. Celebrating Polish culture in Australia for over 35 years. It is organised every three years, the festival takes place in capital cities around Australia, drawing crowds of up to 100,000. Perth hosted the PolArt festival for the very first time in 2012.
Polonez performed at 3 gala concerts held at the Perth Concert Hall.
A Treasure Chest of Polish Culture show cased Polonez dancing Hucel.
The Jewels of Polish Folklore showcased Polonez performing their famous Kielce dance much to the joy of those who attended.
A Kaleidoscope of Polish Song and Dance was the final performance and showed off Polonez performing their version of the Grand Krakowiak.