It is said that this is the second after the Polonaise Polish Dance.
The name derives from Cracow, in which the neighborhood is
danced. Krakowiak has become widely known in the eighteenth
century; since appeared on the stage the first Polish opera and
Previously, it was known as a lively folk dance, which was defined
as quot;gonionyquot; or quot;trippingquot;. Dance consists of two parts: the lateral
gallop and dance pieces. The stage version of
krakowiak has a lot very spectacular figures.
It should be dancedof temperament
and many of patter.
Perky hołubiec step
performed by the Ensemble Mazowsze
To commemorate Poland's victory over the Tatars, in 1241, the Lajkonik
Parade is held each Spring in the Market Place of Krakow, Poland.
A disguised Tatar warrior with a hobbyhorse fastened to the waist, called
Lajkonik (lie-KOH-neek), in Polish, prances around chasing people with his
mace celebrating the occasion with dancing and merrymaking. It is said that
if he touches you with his mace, it brings good luck throughout the year!
Music - a selection of a few krakowiak performed by Tadeusz Wesolowski
Presentation created by - Anna