|10:30 – 11:00||Polish Tatra Sheepdogs|
|11:00 – 11:30||Mali Koscieliscanie|
|11:45 – 12:15||Polish Saturday School|
|12:30 – 1:30||Folk dancing with Syrena, Dolina, Chabry & Sloneczniki|
|1:30 – 2:00||Mali Koscieliscanie|
|2:15 – 2:45||Polish Saturday School|
|2:45 – 3:45||Folk dancing with Syrena, Dolina, Chabry & Sloneczniki|
|4:00 – 4:45||Mali Koscieliscanie|
|4:45 – 5:45||Folk dancing with Syrena, Dolina, Chabry & Sloneczniki|
|5:45 – 6:00||– set up –|
|6:00 – 7:00||Krzysztof Rogacewicz|
|7:00||Trumpeter – Hejnal Mariacki|
|7:15 – 7:30||– set up –|
|7:30 – 9:30||Maggie D|
|9:45||— End —|
|10:30 – 11:00||Polish Tatra Sheepdogs|
|11:00 – 12:00||Folk dancing with Syrena, Dolina, Chabry & Sloneczniki|
|12:15 – 12:45||Polish Saturday School|
|12:45 – 1:30||Mali Koscieliscanie|
|1:30 – 1:45||Dolina|
|1:45 – 2:00||Chabry Trio|
|2:00 – 2:15||Dolina|
|2:15 – 2:30||– Set up –|
|2:30 – 3:15||Sonora Trio|
|3:15 – 3:30||– Set up –|
|3:30 – 4:30||Krzysztof Rogacewicz|
|5:00||Trumpeter – Hejnal Mariacki — End of Festival —|
New to the Twin Cities Polish Festival this year is Krzysztof Rogacewicz who will be performing a cabaret show on the Cultural Stage. Watch him bring Hollywood legends such as Marlena Dietrich, Pola Negri, Marylyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Charlie Chaplin to life all in a tongue and cheek performance.
Krzysztof Rogacewicz Graduated from the State Drama School in Wroclaw, in 1991. In 1992-95 actor of Animation Theater in Jelenia Gora. Since 1995 the actor of Mask Theatre in Jelenia Gora. In 2005 won the Silver Key award for his role in the play “Pastoral” by Titus Czyzewski. In 2016 won BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW award on United Solo Festival in New York (the world’s largest solo theatre festival ) for KONTRABASISTA (Bassist) by Patrick Süskind. He appeared in several feature films including “The Collector,” “Ballad of a quiet man,” and in the Hungarian film production based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem “1”. He played roles in episodes of several television series. From 2006-15 a member of the cabaret, “Crate”.
The band has been performing together for over 7 years now and has shared stage with many famous rock bands from Poland like; Perfect, BudkaSuflera, KasiaKowalska, Zakopower, Feel, CzerwoneGitary, and many many more. Maggie D has been presented with an award: The Artist of The Year 2010 Polonusy Radio 1080 AM. Maggie D. make their own music in the style of rock-pop with additions of polish breeze, they share that with their audience on many stages throughout USA and now working on the first tour in Poland. All band members are great musicians and professionals who lived with and through music for whole their lives. Wojtek Namczynski is not only Maggie D’s drummer but also a drummer for the famous Rock band Chlopcy z PlacuBroni for over 20 years now. The leader of the band Magda Doroszko has been singing since she was just a child and now she is living her dream. Magda writes her own lyrics and always gives her 110% once up on the stage. The first video clip of “LazurowyBrzeg” has been released last year and this year a new clip is just in the works. Maggie D. has a dream that she is pursuing strongly and currently being on the road with many many concerts and there is still a lot to come. Follow Maggie D. on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MAGGIEDMUSIC
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.
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!
The Sonora Trio is an ensemble of three passionate musicians who share their passion for performance, education, and community across the Twin Cities. The Sonora Trio has the most diverse musical arrangements for flute, clarinet & bassoon… elegant classical music to jazz music.
Click here to visit the Sonora Trio website.
Come and visit the Polish Tatra Sheepdogs (Owczarek Podhalanski) at the 2017 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!!
Chabry, the teen Polish folk dance group in the Dolina organization, was founded in 2000 as a place for teens, between the ages of 12 and 16, who are too old to dance in the children’s group but not quite old enough to perform with the adult group. Chabry allows teens the opportunity to continue or begin practicing and performing Polish dance and acts as a stepping-stone into the adult group, Dolina.
Chabry has performed at the Festival of Nations (St. Paul, Minn.), Polish Fest (Milwaukee, Wis.), Cesky Den Festival (Hillsboro, Wis.), and the Twin Cities Polish Festival, as well as at local events and festivals around the Twin Cities. This group offers a great chance for teens to have fun, travel and learn many basic folk dance moves, regardless of experience. It also provides a hands-on opportunity to learn more about Polish culture.
The Adam Mickiewicz Polish Saturday School was established over 20 years ago. It is run by volunteers whose desire is to make learning Polish language, history and culture fun and relevant to the present generation.
Hejnal Miriacki is a traditional, five-note Polish anthem closely bound to the history and traditions of Kraków. It is played every hour on the hour, four times in succession in each of the four cardinal directions, by a trumpeter on the highest tower of the city’s Saint Mary’s Church (Polish, Kościół mariacki). The noon performance is broadcast via radio to all of Poland and the world.
Trumpeter Tamara Mecum of Minnetonka has 25 years of Minnesota performance experience. She has performed with the Ars Nova Brass Quintet, Camarata Brass Ensemble, Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra and John Philip Sousa Memorial Band. Prior to moving to the state, she resided in Orange County, CA and performed with The Hour of Power television orchestra and jazz band, and the Glory of Christmas and Glory of Easter productions of Robert Schuller Ministries.