GROUPS: Malaysia, Ukraine, Poland
Dance group „Barwinek” was created in 2006 in Culture Centre in Kremenets. Since then it regularly takes part in festivals in Ukraine and Poland. Since 2007, in different cities throughout Poland, the best pairs from the group take part in all-Poland competitions of Polish national dances, referring to tradition of dancing polish dances on balls and parties. In repertoire of the group are Polish national dances (polonaise, mazurka, cracovienne, oberek, kouiaviak) as well as Ukrainian dances. Today in the group there are 80 people (3 groups).
The Folk Group "Marynia" was founded in 1993 and works in Wronki Cultural Centre. About 80 children from Wronki and surrounding areas dance and sing in the group, perfecting their skills in four age groups. The aim of the group, from its creation, is to cultivate native folklore tradition by promoting dances and songs from the region of Szamotuły. In its repertoire the folk group "Marynia" also presents dances and chants from and other regions of Poland, and national dances: polonaise, cracovienne, oberek, and kouiaviak. In presenting folklore of Wielkopolska and other Polish regions the folk group "Marynia" places an emphasis on being faithful to folk traditions. It is complemented by costumes, which the group takes care of and strives to make every little detail consistent with authentic regional clothes and as close as possible to the original. Children and adolescents with Folk group "Marynia" demonstrate their skills before an audience at home and abroad, taking part in numerous festivals and reviews. During its nearly 20-year history the group performed in Russia, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania, winning strong interest and gaining recognition of local audience.
The Children's Folk Group "Cepelia-Poznań" of the Youth House of Culture No 3 in Poznań was founded in 1988. Approximately 80 children in the age of 6 to 15 take part in dance, vocal and folk instruments workshops. Our folk band consists of professional musicians, who also take part in workshops. Children present their skills during performances in Poznań, Wielkopolska region and throughout Poland. They are also ambassadors of Polish culture abroad as they performed in France, Croatia, Holland, Germany, Russia, Austria, Macedonia, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey and Bulgaria. In the Vatican children performed for the Pope. The Children's Folk Group "Cepelia-Poznań" is a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF).
Ministry of Malaysia Youth Culture Group is the organization comes from the school which have talents in dancing, music, theatre and arts. The participants comes from a schools and states. School societies and their activities play an important role to make them learned and love their cultured follow the talents. They join and practice the dancing or music after school lesson as a hobby and extra co-curicular in school. Most of them was involved in a few festival from national until international festival. They already make performances in a few country such as Turkey, Russia, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Usually the dancer aged 7-16 and the musician aged 14-18. They will perform a very interested, colourful, and wonderful dancing with live music or CD/DVD.
The Children’s Folk Dance and Song Group „Modraki” was founded in 2001 at Cultural Centre “Sezam” in Tarnowo Podgórne, a community close to Poznań. The “Modraki” Group collaborates with a folk band called ”Po zagonach”. As much as 50 children of 6 to 17 years of age are performing in the dancing group. Dances from Wielkopolska, Łowicz, Śląsk, Rzeszów, Kaszuby and Kraków regions can be found in group’s repertoire. The Group participated in numerous events in the commune of Tarnowo Podgórne and in the city of Poznań as well as abroad. They have also recorded three CD albums with Christmas carols and popular Polish songs.
The only one in Poland Integration Club of Polish Dances was created in 2004 at the School with Integrated Sections No. 2 in Poznań. Its participants are disabled children and members of Children’s Folk Group “Cepelia -Poznan”. Through their involvement, dancers desire to overcome barriers and show to their peers that dance is most of all a great aesthetic feeling, wonderful fun, panacea for the concerns and inconveniencies of everyday life and meeting the needs of social contacts. The founder, choreographer and master of education of the group is Jadwiga Banaś. Multiple performances in Poznań, at on festivals in Kołobrzeg, Warsaw, Olsztyn always aroused applause of audience, leaving an unforgettable impression. The group won the First Prize at the 7th Festival of Disabled People’s Artistic Creativity in Gniezno as well as Audience Award. They also represented Poland at II Worldwide Festival of Disabled Children “Smiling Child” in Istanbul.