The Song and Dance Ensemble JANTAR at a birthday concert of the Warsaw University

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The Song and Dance Ensemble of the University of Gdansk “Jantar” occurs during the birthday concert of the Warsaw University.

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Birthday concert of the Warsaw University

November 21, 2005
Starts: 18.00
Jewish Theatre
Square Grzybowski 12/16
Warsaw
The Song and Dance Ensemble of the University of Gdansk “Jantar” occurs during the birthday concert of the Warsaw University. The program of the concert includes “students dancing” and show of the Song and Dance Ensemble of Warsaw University “Warszawianka”.

The concert will be held at the Jewish Theater at the Square Grzybowski 12/16 in Warsaw.

The Song and Dance Ensemble “Jantar” named Zygmunt Kaminski, which functions under the auspices of the University of Gdansk, was created in 1970. The members of the ensemble are the students and graduates of the University of Gdansk and other higher school such as: the Technical University of Gdansk, the Medical University and the Academy of Music. At the moment ensemble consists of the a dance group, a vocal group and a folk band. Jantar’s rich repertoire contains dances from: Lublin, Kaszuby, Kraków, Łowicz and Rzeszów regions.

The typical Polish dances like polonaise, oberek, krakowiak, mazur, kujawiak or koseder are accompanied by authentic folk texts, depending on the dance and its origin. The folk character of the dances in not only brought by the Slavic beauty of girls but especially by original costumes, illustrating the various regions of the country’s folklore. Beautiful, fabulously colourful and glittering costumes are a great evidence of the past times.

The ensemble performs not only regional dances. In its repertoire there are also choreographical interpretations of Polish national dances, such as polonaise and mazur which are very noble and full of dignity and are performed in beautiful, traditional costumes of Polish nobles from historical times.

Jantar is known at home as well as abroad – it has already performed at festivals in Germany, Spain, France, Turkey, Denmark, England, Switzerland, Norway, Slovenia, where it won numerous awards. The major awards include prizes at festivals in Cantonigros (Spain), Neuchatel (Switzerland), Gemenos (France), Middlesbrough (England), Istanbul (Turkey). Ensemble also won awards and prizes in the country, including I place three times at the Festival Talent Dance or at Festival of the North Polish Folklore, and in 2005 third place in the XI Festival of Carols in Bedzin.

Foreign tours also allow ensemble’s members to meet with the folklore of other nations. The ensemble members emphasize that what associates them is not only being keen on Polish folk music, dancing and singing, but most of all bonds of friendship that are formed during rehearsals, meetings and tours.

(AJK)

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