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National Dance of Poland, the Mazur

Mazur is one of the five National dances of Poland, and most recognizable - next to the "Polonez" - the best-known form. Often called "Mazurka" by people outside Poland, the Mazur demands strength, speed and grace from its performers. Lowiczanie has several Mazur choreographies. Our first choreography is danced to the famous "white" Mazur, Biale Mazur, an early 19th-century melody, and was performed in the wee hours of the morning of a social ball, before guests went in to "supper." Our current Mazur was created for the Pocket Opera's production of Halka (composed by Stanisław Moniuszko).

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