Fashionable tango from September 26, 2018
The Fashionable Tango Exhibition, which is the next installment of the cycle of exhibitions ‘Poland in the rhythm of tango’, which is a joint project of the Kulturo Foundation and the Theater Museum.
This time, thanks to cooperation with the Kielce Culture Center, for which fashion has no secrets, we will focus on the revolution in fashion that this popular dance brought. Against the background of the history of tango in Poland from its beginnings in 1913 to the 1940s, we want to bring closer the style changes and evolution of evening dresses that reigned on our dance floors. The most important, however, will be music and dance, which will not be missing in beautiful photos and films from the interwar period.
The great tango festival will start on October 26! Interactive exhibition, tango shows, workshops, concert and even dancing with the great-grandson of Mieczysław Fogg are just some of the attractions that will be waiting for the participants of the “Polish Tango” project.
Tango is a dance, music full of emotions and closeness. It was born in Argentina, Uruguay, to conquer Europe with its exotic charm in the early 20th century.
In Poland, the phenomenon of Polish tango arose – with Polish words, music composed by Polish composers, whose performers were outstanding artists of the interwar period, including Mieczysław Fogg, Hanka Ordonówna and Stefan Witas.
From 26 to 28 October, the organizers invite for a weekend with Polish tango at the Kielce Cultural Center. On Friday (26.10) the inauguration of the “Fashionable Tango” exhibition will take place. The exhibition will show the history of tango in Poland from its beginnings in 1913 until the 1940s. The change of styles and evolution of evening dresses that reigned on interwar dance floors will also be discussed.
The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by curatorial tours, a dance party – milonga and dance shows. Tango enthusiasts from the Kielce milonga Abrazo, training under the watchful eye of Maestro Paweł Cheda, will dance. They will be: Anna Żelazo and Paweł Cheda, Hanna and Norbert Konieczkiewicz, Ewelina Woźniczka and Piotr Siwoń.
Those willing will also be able to put their first tango steps on the dance floor. Three tango workshops are planned (26.27.10). The organizers encourage the participation of all interested parties – young people, adults and seniors. The lessons will be adapted to the needs of visually disabled people.
The unique character of the Polish tango was marked by musical influences that permeated the revived Republic of Poland in 1918. The atmosphere of those days will be brought closer by retro dancing (27.10), which will be conducted by Mieczysław Fogg’s great-grandson – Michał Fogg.
Celebration of tango in Kielce will last until December. As part of the International Tango Day celebrations (11/12), a tango concert by Argentine artist Carlos Roulet and intergenerational dance workshops are planned.
The “Polish Tango” project is co-financed with funds received from the Kielce Commune.
The events were under the honorary patronage of the Argentine Embassy in Poland.