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The Warsaw pageant of the Polonaise

published: 2018-09-11 11:11, mlan
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On Saturday, 29 September, The Warsaw pageant of the Polonaise will pass along the streets of Warsaw and across Teatralny Square. Warsovians, who will be invited to join the event to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence, will participate in this most famous Polish national dance.

Don’t know the steps? We will teach you!
The event will take place on Teatralny Square, where dance workshops will be organised for Warsovians (starting at 13.30). The participants will have an opportunity to learn the basic steps of our national dance.
They will learn or rehearse the Polonaise steps under tuition from the Promni Zofia Solarzowa Folk Dance Ensemble of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) dancers, supported by dancers from the Warszawianka Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of the Warsaw University, the Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of the Warsaw University of Technology, the Warszawa Folk Dance Ensemble of the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, and the Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Straight after the workshops, the participants will dance to the sounds of the Polonaise in a pageant along the streets of Warsaw.

Stars will ask Warsovians to dance the Polonaise
On the stage at the Teatralny Square Beata Tadla and Janek Kliment, winners of the recent edition of the Polish Dance with the Stars show, will be inviting you to take part in the workshops, and, above all, to join the Polonaise pageant. Around 14.20, the dance parade, led by a “Polonaisodrome” – a vehicle equipped with a sound-amplification system – will proceed from Teatralny Square.
The route of the pageant: Teatralny Square - Senatorska Street - Miodowa Street - Krakowskie Przedmieście Street - Karaszewicza-Tokarzewskiego Street - Piłsudskiego Square - Focha Street - Moliera Street - Teatralny Square.

Along the route, Polonaise compositions recorded by the Sinfonia Varsovia will be played, including the four award-winners in the Polonaise for an Independent Poland Composers Competition, and the most famous Polonaises, such as those composed by Wojciech Kilar and Michał Ogiński. Around 15.40 the pageant will reach Teatralny Square, where the concluding dance of the Polonaise will be performed by the Promni ensemble.