The Connecticut-based Song and Dance Troupe „Polanie” was formed in 2006 and now consists of more than 70 individuals. The Troupe has four dance groups, a band and a circle of singers. The youngest dancer is 3 years old while the oldest – well we’ll leave that a secret.
The Artistic Director and Choreographer of Polanie is Mrs. Hanna Deja. Polanie performs dances and sings songs from various regions of Poland garbed in handmade costumes crafted in Poland.
In August of 2013, Polanie hosted its first International Dance Festival in Ansonia. The event was attended by over 700 people and featured dance and music performances from groups representing the Ukraine, Peru, Germany, Portugal and Poland, in addition to the United States. Polanie was pleased to partner with the Polish Motorcycle Riding Club, Husaria, whose riders came from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to support the event.
Recently, Polanie performed its Christmas concert, “Following the Christmas Star” in Stratford, to a sold out audience, and in New Britain.
Polanie is proud to partner with and host artists from various famous Polish troupes. In 2013, artists from “Mazowsze” and “Ziemia Bydgoska” performed with Polanie.
Polanie is passionate about polish music and dance. Due to its varied repertoire Polanie has had the privilege of performing at Consulate offices, weddings, parades, national festivals, and schools.