In this year of Canada's 150th birthday, Winnipeg's very own Polish Folk Dance Ensemble SPK «ISKRY» will be celebrating their Golden Anniversary — 50 years of performing for audiences all around the world. Sinces its founding in 1967 by Henryk Lorenc, its primary purpose and mission is to preserve and showcase Polish culture and folklore through traditional song and dance.
In addition to regularly performing at the International Polish Dance Festival since 1993, «ISKRY» has been the annual entertainment mainstay at the Warsaw-Poland Pavilion during Winnipeg's Folklorama. Some other highlights of the history of «ISKRY» include performing at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, attending a private audience with Pope John Paul II in 1999, and joining the Winnipeg Royal Ballet in 2015 in their production of Swan Lake.
This year, we are very proud to present our 50th Anniversary concert. In anticipation of demad, we chose the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, as well as invited Edmonton's Polish Dance Ensemble «Lowicz» as guest performers. The perforamce will shocase both new works and classics that weave together the rich fabric of the Polish culture, especially in the year we mark Canada's 150th birthday.
We look forward to celebrating with you at our 50th Anniversary Concert, which will be held on Saturday, September 9th 2017, at the Centennial Concert Hall located at 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB.
***Tickets are now in ciruclation. Please contact any current dancer of «ISKRY» or a member of the alumni to purchase one.***