Mazowsze is one of the largest artistic ensembles in the world born out of a wealth of national dances, folk songs, chants and traditions. The troupe is named after the central region of Poland, Mazowsze, but their repertoire has been enriched by the folklore of other regions as well. Today, the ensemble embraces 42 charming versions from various regions of the country. Mazowsze delights audiences with their vigour, adeptness, and colourful visual presentation. The Troupe represents about 20 ethnographic regions and their traditional costumes in each performance.
The artistic distinctiveness of the ensemble is a synthesis of the qualities and values accumulated over centuries of Polish culture. The base is simple folk art in ennobled, sophisticated form while exhibiting elements of truth, honesty, and the simplicity of the genuine articles. Beloved polish artists including Frederic Chopin and Karol Szymanowski found inspiration in these same folk forms, highlighting their meaning to the national identity.
“There is nothing more magnificent than Mazowsze. The Polish folk group has now begun its American tour. This is the eighth time since its establishment in 1948. There was a wonderfully rich and heart-warming performance on Saturday night in the Brooklyn Center for artists of Brooklyn’s school". [The New York Times]