🎉 Congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the Polish State Folk Ensemble of Song and Dance Mazowsze’s stage debut! 💃🎭🕺
I’m so excited to introduce you to the gem of Polish folk art. You might have heard about “Mazowsze” from the film Cold War, which tells the story of the history of ensemble and received three nominations at the 91st Academy Awards.
Founded in 1948, Mazowsze began as a folk ensemble organized by Professor Tadeusz Sygietyński in order to preserve regional artistic traditions and the traditional folk repertoire of songs and dances of the Masovian (Polish: Mazowsze) countryside, hence the name Mazowsze. After two years of hard training and rehearsals, the ensemble made their stage debut in 1950 at the Polish Theater in Warsaw and stood out as one of the most famous Polish artistic ensemble, as well as one of the largest in the world.
Through a variety of art forms such as ballet and choir as well as symphony orchestra, Mazowsze attracted audiences worldwide to understand the real charm of Polish folklore, its beautiful songs, and over 1,200 authentic folk costumes representing the distinctive styles of 43 ethnographic regions of Poland. During each performance, they present around 20 dances from different regions of Poland, changing their costumes 7-10 times, so that audiences will be able to feast their eyes on a concert to enjoy a thousand costumes.
Today, Mazowsze is still considered an ambassador of Polish culture to underline the authentic beauty of Polish national culture and brings with it a taste of the motherland to many Poles scattered throughout the world. The members of the ensemble performed almost 7,000 concerts in 50 countries, for 23 million viewers. If you are planning to visit Warsaw next year, don’t forget to stop by here and enjoy a brilliant performance!😉