THE SŁOWIANKI ENSEMBLE T
Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Libya, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the former Soviet Union (Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the Vatican, and former Yugoslavia (Bosnia–Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia). The Ensemble has represented Poland at many renowned international folklore festivals, such as Timgad (Algeria); Bonheiden, Charleroi, Edegem, Marchienne au Pont, Schoten, and Torhout (Belgium); Burgas (Bulgaria); Cornwall, and Drummondville (Canada); Zagreb (Croatia); Auray, Bayonne, Confolens, Dijon, Felletin, Gannat, Haguenau, Le Puy, Maintenon, Montoire, Plozevet, and Port sur Saone (France); Bautzen, Erfurt, Kröv, Ludwigstein, Marburg, and Wismar (Germany); Billingham (UK); Naoussa (Greece); Baja, Kalotcsa, Sarvar, Siofok, and Szekszard (Hungary); Haifa (Israel); Aviano, Camporgiano, Gorizia, Lamezia Terme, Russi, Sabaudia, Tagliacozzo, and Velletri (Italy); Nuoro, and Quartu, Agrigento, and Messina (Italy), Skopje (FIROM), Brunssum, Enschede, and Odoorn (The Netherlands); Subotica (Serbia); Zvolen (Slovakia); Ljubljana (Slovenia); Barcelona, Caceres, Cádiz,
Z archiwum Zespołu Pieśni i Tańca UJ „Słowianki”
he Słowianki Ensemble is the Jagiellonian University’s official song and dance group. It was founded in 1959 by Zdzisław Wagner, a scholar of Slavonic Philology and an academic tutor. From 1972 to 2013 the Ensemble’s Director was Henryk Wolff-Zdzienicki. Since January 2014 it has been directed by Marta Wolff-Zdzienicka. Our members are recruited from the students and employees of the Jagiellonian University and other academies and colleges in Kraków. Our repertoire is made up of Polish national dances such as the krakowiak, kujawiak, mazurka, oberek, and polonaise, as well as numerous dances and folk songs from the Kraków, Kurpie, Lublin, Łowicz, Pieniny, Rzeszów, Sącz and Silesian regions. We also promote the folk songs, dances and music of other Slavonic nations and communities, performing in original Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Russian, and Ukrainian folk costumes. The Słowianki Ensemble has performed abroad on many occasions. To date we have visited Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, the Czech Republic, former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece,
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Ciudad Real, Ourense, Pamplona, Portugalete, Ronda, San Sebastian, Viveiro, and Soller (Spain); and Ephesus (Turkey). We have taken part in the Paris Students’ Cultural Festival and the Havana World Youth and Students’ Festival. The Słowianki Ensemble has won first prizes at the festivals in Dijon (twice), Ephesus, Katowice, Konin, Marburg, Marchienne au Pont, and Messina. It holds several Polish and foreign decorations. One of them, the Knights’ Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order, was conferred for outstanding artistic achievement and the promotion of Polish folklore. The Yugoslav Banner and Golden Star was awarded for the promotion of the folklore of the former Yugoslav States. The Cyril and Methodius Order (First Class) was granted for the promotion of Bulgarian folklore. Słowianki has released two LPs and two CDs in Poland and one CD in Japan, and has made recordings in France and Italy. The Ensemble has made numerous TV appearances and radio broadcasts, and has received acclaim from renowned critics. The Jagiellonian University’s Słowianki Ensemble’s artistic achievement, international success, and countless awards put it among Poland’s best folk song and dance groups. It is a member of the Polish Section of CIOFF® (International Council of Organisations of Folklore, Festivals and Folk Art).
alma mater No. 166
Alma Mater 166