The 19th Cracovia Danza Court Dance Festival
22 – 29 July
War and Peace
Sunday, July 29th was the final day of 19th Cracovia Danza Court Dance Festival, which has been titled War and Peace, because of the jubilee 100th year of Polandâ€™s restored independence. The finale performances took place in the heart of the Krakowâ€™s Old City. During the weekend many dance presentations has been shown, including two great spectacles of Cracovia Danza Ballet. On Saturday it wasÂ ChessÂ after Jan Kochanowskiâ€™s poem, on Sunday we could watch international galaÂ Mars the Nations,Â featuring e.g. Alaknanda Bose and Rakesh Sai Babu, Pierre-Francois DollĂ© and Ana Yepes. After Saturday performance there has been also a great ball for the public on the Main Square.
A part of the festival was also 5-day workshops of court dances in different styles and techniques, in which participated over 150 people from all over the world. There were also courses of pantomime, commedia dellâ€™arte and historical fencing. Every workshop day was ended with the performances of court dance and music ensembles on the stage in Bishop Erazm CioĹ‚ek Palace. During the week we could watch performances of over a 100 of artists. Workshop attendants also presented their new skills during workshop ensemble presentations on the Main Square during the weekend.
The next, jubilee 20th Cracovia Danza Court Dance Festival will take place in Krakow between 21 and 28 of July 2019.