Brisbane will be a hub of Polish culture when the PolArt 2018 Brisbane festival comes to QPAC from 27 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

The festival celebrates Poland’s rich and vibrant culture through dance, music, theatre, film, visual arts and literature for 10 days this summer. From music to dance, theatre, art and a children’s day, the 14th Festival of Polish Visual and Performing Arts has something for everyone.

Festival president Chris Dutkowski is very excited to bring PolArt to Brisbane once again. “The festival is about sharing the heart and soul of our culture and our heritage with the community. We look forward to promoting and contributing to the multicultural character of Australia. It is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss,” Chris said.

Artistic director Henry Kurylewski adds “The folkloric concerts are truly indescribable – they’re vibrant, uplifting and showcase the diversity, beauty and richness that is traditional Polish folkloric dancing. We’re bringing together 13 folkloric dance groups from across Australia and New Zealand and you can really feel the love and passion performers have for their culture when they dance.”

Southbank and the Redlands will play host to the triennial festival, one of the largest of its kind outside of Poland, allowing residents to experience the wonderful and colourful traditions of Poland. The jam-packed program includes a vibrant musical journey with folkloric dance, a theatrical program from Polish classics and cabaret to satire, an exhibition of works from hundreds of talented Polish visual artists and a musical line up featuring classical to contemporary to music of Warsaw of the 20s — there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.

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