Our Awards

Polonez has been honoured by many people, organizations and levels of government over it's 25 performing years. The following two awards are the highest achievement of any Polish folk dance ensemble, in Canada or abroad, and represent the culmination of years of hard work and artistic excellence.

The Order of Merit in Cultural Promotion, 1997, Issued by the Government of Poland

The Minister's Cultural Milestone Award, 2004 Issued by the Government of Alberta

Some of our past major performances

Festival Mondial de Folklore, Drummondville, Quebec, 1998 and 2007
Participating as representatives of Canada and Poland at one of the most prestigious folkdance festivals.

International Folklore Festival, Rzeszow, Poland
1989, 2002 and 2005

International Folk Festival, Vilna, Lithuania, 2005

International Folklore Festival, Portland, USA, 2003

International Alpine Folk Festival, Kimberly, British Columbia

Official Tour of Poland 1995: Skawina, Krynica, Wieliczka, Krakow, Mogilany, Tokarnia, Gorlice, Wisniowa, Myslenice.
The first ever official invitation from Poland to an ensemble outside of Poland to do a performing tour in Poland - a major artistic success.
The Polish Ministry of Culture recognized our achievements and acknowledged that we were artistically capable of competing with other well-known folklore ensembles thriving in Poland. It was a thrill to have been the first Polish ensemble from abroad to be invited and honored in such a manner

Performances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra,
Under the direction of Maestro Grzegorz Nowak.
1997-99 and 2001

  • February 21, 22, 1997 - Jubilee Auditorium
    Mazur Dance
    Choreographed to the music of Moniuszko's opera "Straszny Dwor" as a finale in concert.

  • November 20, 21, 1998 - Winspear Center
    Mazur Dance choreographed to the music of Moniuszko's opera "Halka" as finale in concert (Magnificent Master Series).

  • October 8, 9, 1999 - Winspear Center
    Goralski Dance choreographed to the music of Karol Szymanowski's "Harnasie" as a finale in concert.

  • June 1, 2001 - Winspear Center
    Polonez Dance Choreographed to the music of Kilar as the opening piece in concert.

Winter Olympic Games, Calgary, Alberta, 1988

Kelowna Regatta Festival, Kelowna, British Columbia
1985, 1986 and 1987

Universiade Games, Edmonton, Alberta, 1983.
Participation in the opening concert of the Grand Ball

Polish Folk & Music Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, 1990-2003

Heritage Day Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta, 1983-present

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Our Gala Performances

Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, 1991-92, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2008

Meyer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, 2004

John Oliver Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2001

Kelowna Theater, Kelowna, British Columbia, 1997

Yates Memorial Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1995, 2000

Arden Theater, St. Albert, Alberta, 1995

Festival Place Theatre, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 1994

Grande Prairie Theater, Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1992

Citadel Theater, Edmonton, Alberta, 1987, 1988, 1990

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