Cracovia Danza Ballet dance ensemble
The dance company was founded by and works under the direction of the dancer and choreographer Romana Agnel and is the only professional ensemble in Poland focusing on the court-ballet tradition, especially on Baroque dance of Polish origin. Since 2006, the ensemble has been one of the official Cultural Institutions of the City of Cracow. The repertoire of the ensemble draws on period studies and treatises by dance masters and on historical pictorial material.
The ensemble is renowned for its fine choreographies, based on various historical styles and techniques, and also for its elaborate, custom-made costumes whose design pays close attention to detail and authenticity. The Cracovia Danza Ballet participates in many prestigious events, performing on the stages of, among others, the Teatr Wielki (Polish National Opera) in Warsaw; Warszawska Opera Kameralna (the Warsaw Chamber Opera); the Markgräfliches Opernhaus in Bayreuth; as well as with many Polish philharmonic orchestras. The ballet has visited around 30 countries.