Monday, June 19, 2017

Upcoming Summer Performances

Here's a list of some upcoming summer performances.  This list will be updated from time to time as new performances are added.  We hope to see you at a show this summer!

July 7, 2017 - APCC American Polish Festival - Sterling Heights, Michigan
August 13, 2017 - Sweetest Heart of Mary Pierogi Festival - Detroit, Michigan
September 4, 2017 - Polish Day Parade - Hamtramck, Michigan

Jimmy John's Polish Night and Polish Fest - Milwaukee

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble participated in the second Polish Heritage Night at Jimmy John's Field in Utica, Michigan.  The event which was part of a baseball game between the Birmingham/Bloomfield Beavers and the Eastside Diamond Hoppers featured performances from many local Polish dance groups and Polka music from Duane Malinowski.

Members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble served as a color guard during the singing of the Polish and American National Anthems.  Between the second and third innings, the Wawel Folk Ensemble performed a portion of its Saxernet Polka on the field.

On Friday, June 16, 2017, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble headed west and north as they traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend Polish Fest, the largest Polish festival in the United States.  Wawel has performed at Polish Fest at least 16 times since its first appearance in 1998.  Wawel performed two numbers in the Polish Folk Dance Association of the Americas' gala concert of Polish dance at Polish Fest.  Wawel presented a suite of dances from Bilgora and its Dances from old Warsaw.  Wawel's choreographer, Donna Skurski, who is currently serving as PFDAA's president acted as Master of Ceremonies for the concert.  The concert was not without its challenges as there were torrential rains which caused flooding in the performers' changing area during the concert.

Wawel's next performance will be in early July at the American Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, Michigan's annual Polish Festival.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Pierogipalooza II

On Friday, June 2, 2017, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble performed at the second annual Pierogipalooza at the PNA hall in Hamtramck, Michigan.  The well attended event was a fundraiser for the Polish American Congress - Michigan Division.

For its performance, Wawel presented suites of dances from Rzeszow and Sieradz.  The event also featured performances by the Polanie Dance Ensemble from Dearborn, Michigan as well as musical performances from the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band.

In addition to the musical and dance performances, there were numerous vendor tables and, of course, pierogi - over 24 different varieties to sample.  The pierogi were provided by Srodek's Campau Quality Sausage, Polish Village CafĂ© and Bozek's Market.

Wawel's next performance will be as part of the Polish Folk Dance Association of the Americas gala concert at Polish Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 17, 2017.

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