The ensemble Kujawy takes their name from a region in Poland known as Kujawy. Its’ three main cities are Bydgoszcz, Torun, and Wloclawek.
…The ensemble has developed a highly varied and acclaimed repertoire
The dance ensemble was formed over 40 years ago. The idea of the dance ensemble was formed by a group of Polish women in Cabramatta, who thought that it would be a wonderful way for the youth of Polish families to get together and learn the traditions of Poland.
The ensemble has developed a highly varied and acclaimed repertoire, thanks to the artistic direction of teachers and choreographers Marek and Wieslawa Wojnicz (former members of the Polish State Dance Ensemble ‘Slask’). When the dance ensemble performs the very beautiful Suita Slaska the viewer is mesmerised and taken back to the Slask (Silesian) area of southern Poland. The costumes are very rich and in all, there are three main costumes that the ensemble performs in Cieszynski, Gorniczy, and Rozbarski.
Kujawy have performed at all PolArt festivals since inception. In 1987 they represented Australia in the World Festival of Dances in Spain and Majorca. In 1991 and 2001 some of the members went to Poland to perform at the 11th and then 12th International Folkloric Festival held in Rzeszow, Poland.
Marek and Wieslawa Wojnicz are both professional dancers, dance teachers and choreographers. Trained in Poland in the Polish State Ballet School for 9 years on a full time basis, they went on to perform around the world with the Polish National Ensemble Slask where they both held soloist positions.
The high quality work of Marek and Wieslawa has been recognised by the NSW Ministry for the Arts along with the Department of School Education, and they have been awarded a Diploma of Excellence in 1997, 1999 and 2000. Marek and Wieslawa have been the choreographers and dance teachers of the Polish Dance and Song Ensemble “Kujawy” Sydney since 1986.
Claim $200 with both ‘Creative Kids’ and ‘Active Kids’ for Dancers
The NSW Government will continue its popular Active Kids and Creative Kids $100 rebate voucher programs for all school students from K-12 involved in approved physical and creative activities outside of school.
The Active Kids rebate covers sporting and swimming pursuits, programmed physical fitness programs, and approved active recreations such as dance.
The new Creative Kids rebate covers activities such as music, dance, drama, language classes, visual arts programs, coding and design.