The film Bassa Danza with MadonnasÂ introduces the viewers to the world of the Late Middle Ages or, more precisely â€“ to the world of women in that period. Flirtatious, sensual Salome, timid, but elegant Mary, regal, heroic St. Catherine and finally brave, proud St. Margaret are the archetypes of women interpreted by the dancers. The 15th-century madonnas, inspired by the paintings and sculptures from the Art of Old Poland Exhibition in the Bishop Erazm CioÅ‚ek Palace, glide across the courtyard in Burgundian Basse danse and other medieval dances. The beautiful interior of the Bishop Erazm CioÅ‚ek Palace create a one-of-a-kind scenery, enhancing the artistry of the presented choreographies.
Cracovia Danza Film Studio production is also a great source of knowledge, thanks to interviews with RafaÅ‚ Quirini-PopÅ‚awski PhD, the Associate Director of National Museum in KrakÃ³w and Aleksandra Jaremko from the Departament of Education of the Museum, who introduce viewers to the world of 15th century art and customs. Romana Agnel on the other hand tells a bit more about the court dance, which began to spread through the Europe in that time.