In post-war 1948 the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art created by decree the national song and dance troupe known as Mazowsze. The national intent was to maintain regional artistic traditions, to protect this folk tradition from destruction and to encapsulate its diversity, beauty and richness. Over the decades Mazowsze has performed internationally and produced scores of recordings, audio and video, of their music and dance.
Minnesotans will have a rare opportunity to benefit from this vision when Mazowsze performs in the Twin Cities as part of their 60th Anniversary Tour of the United States. Ninety dancers, musicials and singers are arranged in a series of handmade traditional costumes, more than 1000 total. More details about Mazowsze.
The single local performance in Minnesota is Monday, November 29, 7:30 p.m. at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Tickets ($23-$48) from O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office (651 690 6700) or through Ticketmaster. The Minnesota performance is sponsored by the Twin Cities Polish Festival.
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