Polart 2015 Preparation

Planning and working towards the Best PolArt ever!! to be held in Melbourne, at the end of this year.

The vision for this PolArt is to provide a Melbourne experience for our many interstate and overseas visitors and to make it easier for our local community to attend as many events as possible, as they will be held within close proximity to each other. All the Main events are in the Melbourne CBD, at the Melbourne Town Hall, Federation Square, the Arts Centre, Melbourne, including Hamer Hall and the Fairfax Theatre.
Some of those highlights will be the PolArt Opening day on Sunday, 27th at Federation Square, The Childrens’ day at Deakin Edge at Federation Square on Tuesday 29th December, the Gala concert at Hamer Hall on Sunday, January 3rd, and of course, New Year’s Eve at Flemington Racecourse.

Please note the Advertisement below, Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, 30th September.

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Presidents’ ball

Polonez recently performed at the President’s Ball, Polish Community Council of Victoria, at Dom Syrena, Rowville. Various distinguished guests, including the leader of the opposition, Matthew Guy, the local member of Parlt were present. Representatives of various ethnic groups including the Jewish and Hungarian groups were also in attendance. Polonez performed Nowy Sacz much to the crowds delight.

50th Anniversary Reunion

The Reunion was a great success, with many generations of Polonez dancing and mingling together.
Some of the highlights were seeing so many well known and much loved Polonez faces over the years coming together one more time, a rousing performance of the Polonez of today dancing Nowy Sacz, the photos of yesteryear so beautifully displayed and providing such an amazing and popular attraction, the awarding of the the 10 years and over long service medals to current Polonez members, and our beautiful 50th anniversary cake highlighted amongst 50 golden balloons.

This would not have been possible without Ala Mielnik’s dedicated work. As I said at the Reunion, I would talk concert preparations at her, and she would reply with her Reunion issues to me. Thank you Ala, you made a big difference! Also thank you to Irena Kutypa, Kama Lesniak, Joe Pawlicki and Jasia Wierzbicka who helped with all the preparations over the week-end.

50th Anniversary Concert

Thank you to everyone who made them so successful and such an inspiring memory of the Polonez 50th Anniversary Concert.

Six sections of Polonez came together as one to produce such a wonderful and unique occasion, Mały, Średni, Duży, Złote Dorotki, Złoty Polonez and the Kapela. Thank you Helenka, Zosia and Jurek!

Thank you to the Zloty Polonez contingent, who came together to celebrate with us, it was great fun, many aching muscles, corny jokes but well worthwhile. You are always welcome back Beata, Grazyna, Irena, Jennifer, Joasia, Lily, Sarah, Scarlett, Wanda, Andrew, Andrew, Joe, Sal and Tom. There was some serious dancing there.

Thank you also to the Polonez alumni who came to the concerts, it was touching to see so many well known faces and very much appreciated knowing you were in the audience.

Polonez 50th Anniversary Concert Practice

Polonez recently has been busy practicing for its upcoming 50th anniversary concert, its all guns blazing as we prepare for our biggest show ever.

Polonez 50th Anniversary Concert

Polonez 50th Anniversary concert is not far away now! We our proud to be hosting not one but two events to celebrate this milestone in Polonez history. Clock Tower Centre Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.

Gala concert, Saturday 18th April, 2015, 7.00pm

Family concert, Sunday 19th April, 2015, 3.00pm

Tickets on sale now or contact the centre directly on (03) 9 243 9191.

Tickets start from $16 for children to $25 for adults.

Sunday children only $5 up to the age of 12. concert

Polish Festival Photo Shoot

Polonez recently was asked by fellow photographer to pose for some shots for the Polish Festival @ Federation Square. The results were stunning.

Polish Festival 2014

Last weekend Polonez Melbourne performed at the 10th annual Polish Festival at Federation Square 2014. This was the 10th time Polonez had performed at the festival and has seen it grown each year. This time the group welcome a number of interstate and internal groups including:

Polonez danced at the official opening of the festival with a Polka Sieradzka leading into a Nowy Sącz.This was follows up with the boys dancing their Arkan follows by a girls with a special version of Huculka. Mixed in with our younger dancers and vocalists.

Photos provided by Irene Kutypa.

Polonez 50th Anniversary Concert Date Confirmed

In 2015, Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble will celebrate its golden anniversary, showcasing 50 years of folkloric dancing in Melbourne. Two anniversary concerts will be held, one in the evening of Saturday 18th April, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday 19th April 2015 at the Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.

Tickets will be available through The Clocktower Centre from March 2015. Visit www.clocktower.com.au or call 03 9243 9191