A San Francisco Dance Ensemble

The Mission of Łowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble is to preserve and present traditional music, song and dance from Poland through the creation and production of professional programs that both entertain and educate audiences.

Celebrating Our 43rd Year, established 1975


Łowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble, Resident Dance Company of the Polish Club in San Francisco, is a group of skilled and dedicated dancers, singers and musicians who present traditional music, song and dance from Poland. The Ensemble performs throughout California and the western U.S. and presents vibrant programs for concerts, festivals and special events. The repertoire features authentic Polish material from both the nobility and the countryside, performed in exquisite museum-quality costumes.

NEXT UP - Slavic Choral Concert on Dec 14th 2018 @ 7:30p

at the Croatian-American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, San Francisco

The 13th Slavic and East European Choral Christmas Concert delivers a glorious tapestry of traditional carols and winter songs sourced from the rich textures of East European folk and sacred holiday music. The rich, harmonic melodies are sung and played in styles ranging from simple, time-honored folk themes to sacred carols rendered in four-part harmonies. Professional and Community-based artists, dressed in authentic regional costumes, perform beloved seasonal repertoire from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine.

The time-honored Christmas traditions of Poland are presented by the Lowiczanie Polish Carolers, directed by Jola Jankowska. The program is enriched with the addition of the Tobak Family Band featuring the husband-wife team of professional folklorists Lilla Serlegi and Ferenc Tobak, both born and raised in Hungary, who present their Hungarian holiday musical traditions together with their children. The Ukrainian Kolyada Singers, directed by Andriy Kryshtafovych have been a beloved part of the concert since its inception, and the Bulgarian Koledari Singers, accompanied by musicians and children singers, directed by Tanya Kostova are a perennial, lively favorite. Members of the Dalmacijo Croatian chorus happily join the program after several years’ absence while once again the Producers welcome the electrifying music of “Hurra!” Band, vocals by Natalia Ukrainska, presenting holiday music of Trans-Carpathia. Featured virtuosos are Moldovan accordionist Nicolai Prisicar and cimbalom maestro, Roman Titcu,.
The concert concludes with the audience-favorite sing-a-long of East-European carols in several languages. The performers may even treat audience members to a line-dance in front of the stage to close out the evening!

Concert-goers can arrive early to enjoy a complimentary glass of hot mulled cider or wine (“grzaniec” in Polish), a full dinner, as well as homemade pastries (separately sold). A small folklore table offers holiday shopping opportunities including hand-crocheted tree ornaments from Poland. The Slavic Christmas Concert is produced by Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble of San Francisco, and the Tobak Hungarian Family Band, and co-sponsored by the Croatian-American Cultural Center. Slavic Christmas Concert Tickets, through Brown Paper Tickets, are $15 in advance/$20 at the door (general) or $10/ $12 for youth under 19 and students with valid i.d.. Children under seven years, FREE. Advance tickets available online www.slavicchoralconcert.brownpapertickets.com, or at the SF Seakor Deli, 5957 Geary, SF, and at Polam Federal Credit Union, Concord.

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Łowiczanie rehearses every Tuesday night (7:30 to 10:30) at the Polish Club in San Francisco, 3040 22nd St. Rehearsals are open to the public, and all interested persons are invited to attend.
Rehearsals include warm-up exercises, introduction of new dance steps and choreography, and fine-tuning of existing choreography. While the dancers work hard during rehearsal, there is plenty of time for socializing and having fun with fellow ensemble members. Rehearsals are an event that all dancers look forward to on a weekly basis.

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Łowiczanie is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (Tax ID#: 94-2905865)
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