The 19th Cracovia Danza Court Dance Festival
July 22th – 29th
Peace and War
The theme of the 19th edition of the Court Dance Festival refers to dances and ballets of war and the military. In the jubilee year of Polandâ€™s restored independence, the festivalâ€™s programme will refer to dance representations of battles, tournaments, marches, parades and duels, as well as choreographic illustrations of fighting with various weapons, in various historical periods and styles.
The final performances, which will take place on our stage at the KrakÃ³w Main Square, will be given by numerous artists, including our special guests: soloist dancer, star of early dance from the French â€˜Fantaisies Baroquesâ€™ ensemble â€“ Pierre-Francois Dolle and, for the first time in Poland, Rajesh Sai Babu â€“ master of Indian martial dance Chhau. The dancers of Cracovia Danza Ballet will also appear in the final performances, presenting choreographies based on the tradition of Polish martial dances. During the festival, the audience will have an opportunity to experience a wide repertoire of martial dances of various cultures and historical periods, presented in beautiful, elaborate costumes, with diverse types of weapons.
Romana Agnel, Artistic Director of the Festival