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22nd “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival

19-31 July 2021, Kraków

more at https://cracoviadanza.pl/festiwal-en/

The 22nd “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival will be themed around the beginnings of professional ballet in Poland. The program includes performances on the Main Square as well as shows from the series Krakow Painted with Dance that take place in the city streets. What is more, in the city space there will be organised dance workshops online and live, as well as workshops for children Krakow Dances at Wawel. For the first time the workshops include a baroque ballet masterclass for the ballet school students.



Poland – Cracovia Danza YouTube at 15th March 2021


The film Bassa Danza with Madonnas  introduces the viewers to the world of the Late Middle Ages or, more precisely – to the world of women in that period. Flirtatious, sensual Salome, timid, but elegant Mary, regal, heroic St. Catherine and finally brave, proud St. Margaret are the archetypes of women interpreted by the dancers. The 15th-century madonnas, inspired by the paintings and sculptures from the Art of Old Poland Exhibition in the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, glide across the courtyard in Burgundian Basse danse and other medieval dances. The beautiful interior of the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace create a one-of-a-kind scenery, enhancing the artistry of the presented choreographies.

Cracovia Danza Film Studio production is also a great source of knowledge, thanks to interviews with Rafał Quirini-Popławski PhD, the Associate Director of National Museum in Kraków and Aleksandra Jaremko from the Departament of Education of the Museum, who introduce viewers to the world of 15th century art and customs. Romana Agnel on the other hand tells a bit more about the court dance, which began to spread through the Europe in that time.

1. TITLE: Scena taneczna / Dancing Scene


3. Location: Poland – TVP Kultura


7th March – at 10pm at TVP Kultura (PREMIERE)
8th March – at 12:20am at TVP Kultura
8th March – at 12:45pm at TVP Kultura 2 (streaming channel)
13th March – at 1:35pm at TVP Kultura 2 (streaming channel)

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5. The first episode presenting early dances from the 15th to the end of the 18th century. The Cracovia Danza ballet dancers in period costumes present mostly original choreographies in each of the individual epochs and the basic dance forms practiced at that time. It is a fascinating journey through the history of European dance and ballet.

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