Here is a look at the entertainment lineup for the Cultural Stage at the 2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN. Times subject to change.
|12:00||Polish Sheep Dogs|
|12:30||Polish Genealogical Society|
|2:30 – 3:30||Project Runway|
|4:30||Polish Sheep Dogs|
|5:15||Polish Genealogical Society|
|7:00 – 7:30||– setup –|
|7:30 – 9:45||Czerwona Rzeka|
|10:30||Polish Genealogical Society|
|11:00 – 12:00||Czerwona Rzeka|
|12:45||– setup –|
|1:00 – 2:30||Balalaika Orchestra|
|2:30||Polish Sheep Dogs|
|3:00 – 4:00||Project Runway|
|5:00||– End of Festival –|
The Dolina Polish Folk Dancers have been entertaining audiences locally in the Twin Cities, nationally, and internationally for more than 60 years. Dolina shares the rich culture and character of Poland through traditional footwork, lively choreography, and vibrant, authentic costumes. Performances typically include singing and live music and range from one dance for a private party to a full concert. For more information, view their website at http://www.dolina.org/.
The Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Milwaukee, WI, was founded in 1975. Syrena’s mission is to entertain and educate the general public in Polish folk culture through the performance of dances, songs, authentic costumes and traditional customs of Poland. The ensemble rehearses three hours every week and performs regularly throughout Wisconsin, the US, and internationally (Japan, Canada, Poland to name a few). Syrena has collected over 300 costumes from the various regions of Poland, with a very large majority of those costumes handmade in Poland. View the Syrena website at http://syrenadancers.com/ for more information.
Czerwona Rzeka, which means Red River in Polish, is an Eastern European Folk Band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The group was founded in 2011 at the World Festival of Polish Folk Groups in Rzeszow, Poland. Although they all came from a background of ethnic folk dancing, none of the members had previous experience with the instruments, just a passion for music and culture. Although it has a Polish name, the group plays traditional folk songs from many countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and more. The members have had the honour and pleasure of learning from some of the best musicians in both Poland and Hungary, as well as playing along with them at camps and festivals.
St. Mary’s Balalaika Orchestra is comprised of members of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Northeast Minneapolis. Since 1985, this group has enjoyed playing traditional folk music from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and other Slavic nations. Notable performances have included those at the Museum of Russian Art (Minneapolis), The Minnesota State Fair (International Bazaar Stage) and participation in The Balalaika and Domra Association of America’s annual convention concerts.
For more information please visit www.stmarysoca.org/balalaika.html or find us on Facebook.
Founded in 1981, Słoneczniki is the youngest group of the Dolina Family. Children ages 5-12 learn Polish folk dances and songs that they perform all over the Twin Cities. Słoneczniki practices once a week at Holy Cross Church in Minneapolis, and is currently under the direction of Alina Jambor. For questions and information on registering your child(ren), please visit the Dolina website at www.dolina.org and click the Słoneczniki tab, or find any Dolina member at the Twin Cities Polish Festival!
Come and visit the Polish Tatra Sheepdogs (Owczarek Podhalanski) at the 2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN.
We’ll be available for any questions and of course, lots of opportunities for pictures and petting on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss this great chance to see the Big White Dogs of Poland!!