Polish Folk Dance group from Scotland donate entire costume collection to group in Poland
Over 70 sets of beautifully coloured and embroidered folk costumes from 8 regions of Poland are being gifted from a Scottish-based group to Poland.
By: Nasza Dolina - Polish Folk Song & Dance Group
Folk costume designer, Maria Sobik said: "Hundreds of hours have been spent researching, designing and making the costumes. Polish folk dance has been our passion for many years." Maria and her husband Andrew were even married in Polish folk costume in 1996.
Initially set up in 2000 to perform concerts to a dwindling Polish post-war community in Scotland, they also had shows in Leeds, Scunthorpe and London. "Nasza Dolina" will drive the 1,310 miles (and back) from Edinburgh to Wodzisłąw and hope to gain support and sponsorship per mile travelled (2,620 miles total).
Choreographer, Andrew Sobik, said: " We feel like we are closing the circle as my father fled Poland during WWII and settled in Scotland finding work and starting a family. To gift these costumes to a group in his home town is very moving for us as we end our 40 year dance career, but we are sure that this love of Polish culture will continue right through the next generations in Wodzislaw."
They would be extremely grateful for any help in realising this dream to end their Polish dance career with a flourish and to help another group bloom & grow in their forefather's homeland.
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