MAZOWSZE on PBS TV - THE MUSIC & DANCE OF POLAND
THE MUSIC & DANCE OF POLAND: MAZOWSZE is a thrilling kaleidoscopic display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty. The incomparable Mazowsze (Mah-ZOV-sheh)
performance troupe whirl and leap, stamp and glide in a glorious outpouring of sound and motion, rhythm and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of Poland.
Polish-American entertainer Bobby Vinton narrates.
While the choreography and musical arrangements represent 39 distinctive ethnographic regions of Poland with traditional performance styles, the appeal of Mazowsze's
dynamic stage show goes beyond audiences of Polish descent. An ensemble of 65 dancers 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 and some weighing as much as 30 lbs., making their energetic gravity-defying leaps,
twirls and lifts even more impressive. A full 23-member orchestra performs music ranging from Chopin to simple folk melodies beloved by the Poles for centuries.
Strategically mounted high definition cameras and microphones capture this stellar performance, recorded live at the Polish National Opera House in Warsaw, Poland.
Mazowsze is internationally recognized as Poland's cultural ambassadors. In the last 50 years they have performed more than 6,000 shows in cities around the world.
The troupe's founders, singer/actress Mira Ziminska and conductor/composer Tadeusz Sygietynski, dedicated themselves to preserve the rich music and dance traditions
of Poland after the devastation of World War II.
Produced by WLIW New York. Executive Producer/Director: Roy A. Hammond. Producer/Editor: Roman Brygider. CC and ST.
In San Francisco area (North Bay) - KRCB Monday, MARCH 5, 2007, at 7 p.m. (their schedule on the web will be corrected soon)
I was told by KRCB person that Mazowsze will be followed by "Polish Americans" at 8:30 p.m.
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