The Magnificent Mazowsze is coming!
TROUPE MAKES VALLEY STOP
Youngstown Chosen as Site for First-Ever US Workshop
Direct from Poland, the internationally renowned MAZOWSZE FOLK SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE (pronounced ma-ZOV-she) is the national dance troupe of Poland. It is coming to Youngstown for the first time in 30 years on Sunday, December 5th 2010. This is part of its special North American 60th Anniversary Tour with a holiday program that is a thrilling display of dazzling movement, sparkling melody, vibrant color and stunning beauty.
As a special feature, the Morley Building will be the site of this talented, world–renowned national Polish folk song and dance ensembles’ first-ever, public folk song and dance workshop in the United States from 12-5 PM. The event is open to dancers and singers of every kind and level,and already attracted participants from throughout the nation. To put it in perspective: this is the equivalent of a guitar enthusiast having the chance to play with Eddie Van Hallen.
This 5-hour session will not only introduce participants to the creative minds that make this magnificent group legendary, but also provide them with the practical information and step work they can incorporate into your own troupes, choirs and children’s groups when they return home.
That evening, the 18-piece orchestra and 20-piece choral will be performing as the entertainment at the Polish Arts Club of Youngstown Annual Wigilia Dinner at The Youngstown Club. Listen to a sample here. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 pp for adults and $15 pp for child.
On Monday, December 6th 2010 the entire troupe will be performing at the State Theatre in Cleveland. Mezzanine seats are reserved in a PolishYoungstown bloc. For $32 and $42 pp, these special seats include a Cast Party with the Mazowsze after the show.
Mazowsze is made up of more than 80 dancers, musicians and singers are arrayed in a seemingly never-ending series of handmade traditional costumes – more than 1,000 in total, one more dramatic and colorful than the next. Some costumes weigh as much as 30lbs, making their energetic gravity-defying leaps, twirls and lifts even more impressive! Catch a glimpse of them in action here .
The incomparable Mazowsze performance troupe whirls, leaps, stamps and glides in a glorious outpouring of sound and motion, rhythm and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of Poland.
This is a weekend your family will never forget!