Karolin - Centre for Polish Folklore

Romanca à la Kujawiak



Written and directed by
Zbigniew Kułagowski
Mazowsze Ensemble Performance Hall
Romance blossoms between a high school and university student who meet by chance. Their shared experiences – both amusing and romantic – intense emotions and fascination with music and dance lead audiences into the world of Polish dancing. The production introduces audiences to the origins, history and form of the five Polish national dances:  the polonaise, mazur, kujawiak, oberek and krakowiak, and culminates with the presentation of the polonaise at the high school ball.  Popular among school groups and young people, it features stunning performances by the Mazowsze Ensemble ballet group and orchestra.

Creative Team

Musical Direction
Jacek Boniecki
Written and directed by
Zbigniew Kułagowski
Witold Zapała
Eugeniusz Papliński
Zbigniew Kiliński
Elwira Kamińska
Wioletta Milczuk
Lighting Design
Łukasz Różewicz


High School Head
Zdzisław Kordyjalik
Ms. W
Wioletta Milczuk
The Professor
Zdzisław Kordyjalik
Dance Instructor
Marcin Mierzejewski
Mateusz Zawada
Paulina Patora