This version has a commentary that is in Polish language.
First this is a two volume set composed of one audio CD and one Region 2 PAL DVD. Attn US Costomers - Most US DVD players will not play this PAL version. You can however play this DVD on any computer OR on a multi-region DVD player.
This 60th Anniversary concert is a thrilling kaleidoscopic display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty. The incomparable Mazowsze (Mah-ZOF-sha) performance troupe whirl and leap, stamp and glide in a glorious outpouring of sound and motion, rhythm and music. This performance was also the last for the outstanding soloist Stanslaw Jopek.
While the choreography and musical arrangements represent 39 distinctive ethnographic regions of Poland with traditional performance styles, the appeal of Mazowsze's dynamic stage show goes beyond audiences of Polish descent. An ensemble of 65 dancers and singers are arrayed in a seemingly never-ending series of handmade traditional costumes -- more than 1,000 in total, one more dramatic and colorful than the next and some weighing as much as 30 lbs., making their energetic gravity-defying leaps, twirls and lifts even more impressive.
Strategically mounted high definition cameras and microphones capture this stellar performance, recorded live at the Polish National Opera House in Warsaw, Poland.
Mazowsze is internationally recognized as Poland's cultural ambassadors. In the last 60 years they have performed more than 6,000 shows in cities around the world. The troupe's founders, singer/actress Mira Ziminska and conductor/composer Tadeusz Sygietynski, dedicated themselves to preserve the rich music and dance traditions of Poland after the devastation of World War II.
CD Song Selections:
1. Kukuleczka (Polska) 2. Hrály Dudy U Pobudy (Czechy) 3. Iwuszka
(Rosja) 4. Cyt, Cyt... (Polska) 5. Muss I Denn (Niemcy) 6. Plasir
D'amour (Francja) 7. La Grande Place De Bruxelles (Belgia) 8. Dwa
Serduszka (Polska) 9. Vo Luzärn Uf Weggis Zue (Szwajcaria) 10.
Clavelitos (Hiszpania) 11. Tia Anica (Portugalia) 12. To I Hola (Polska)
13. Mattinata Fiorentina (Wlochy) 14. Ah Ya Zen (Egipt) 15. Furman
DVD Dance Selections:
1. Chodzony "Kolem, kolem
2. Piekna Nasza Polska Cala
3 Polka Tramblanka
4. Oberek Opoczynski
6. Co Ja Mysle
7. Karnawal w Wilamowicach
8. Krakowiaczek z Przyspiewkami
10. Piesni, Tance i Zabawy Pasterskie z Jurgowa
11. Szla Dzieweczka Do Laseczka
12. Bamberki Tancza i Spiewaja Melodie Wielkopolskie
13. Figle i Tance z Podegrodzia
14. Lubuskie Winobranie
15. Tance Goralskie
16. Tance Zywieckie
17. Cyt, Cyt
19. Mazur, Sanniki (Oberek) Final