Międzynarodowy Festiwal Folklorystyczny “Świat Pod Kyczerą”
World Under Kyczera” live again !!!
The lifting of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic allows the organization to return to the traditional form of major cultural events. Among these is the International Folklore Festival “World Under Kyczera”, which will take place for the twenty-fifth time this year. The anniversary edition promises to be sensational. Participation in the festival organized by Legnica Lemki of the “Kychera” Band was confirmed by teams from Mexico, Serbia, Chile, Nepal, Turkey, Ukraine, Burundi and Panama. The latter two countries are presenting themselves to the festival audience for the first time. The festival begins on July 1 and lasts ten days, visiting a dozen cities in Lower Silesia and the Land of Lubusk. The hosts of major gala concerts, preceded by colorful roads and street entertainments, are: Rudna municipality (July 1-July 1), Polkowice and Szprotawa (July 2), Fox in Lubin municipality (July 3), Wo łów (July 5), Wroc ław (July 6), Polanica-Zdrój (July 7 ca), Byt om Odrzański (July 8) and Zamienice in Chojnow municipality (July 9th). The final of the whole event is scheduled for the first time in Legnicki Pole (July 10). Earlier, on July 4, an anniversary gala will take place at the Lenica Market. At this concert the organizers of “World under Kyczera” will be presented with a FIDAF certificate – Federation of International Dance Festivals, a federation that brings together the most prestigious folklore festivals in the world On this occasion it should be mentioned that the Legnica festival was previously accepted in honour of the IOV – International Organization of Folk Art. Concerts and animations with the participation of individual bands are also planned in social assistance homes, accommodation and, charity canteen, children’s homes and hospital wards. In addition to the performances, there are artistic workshops, presentations of folk crafts and culinary, and publishing exhibitions dedicated to the history and culture of Lemków.
The main partners of the association “Kyczera” are: Legnice Cultural Center. Henryka Karliński, Legnickie Pole Commune, Cultural Center of the Municipality of Rudna, Cultural Center in Polkowice, Zdrojowy Theater – Center for Culture and Promotion in Polanica-Zdroj, Commune Chojnow, Municipality of Lubin, City Hall in Wroc ław, Szprotaws House of Culture, Wo łów House of Culture, Municipal and Municipal Cultural Center in Bytom Odrzań The organization of the festival was financially supported by: KGHM Polska Med stwo Foundation, Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration and Municipality of Legnica. “World under Kyczera” is a member of the Western Polish Folklore Festivals Agreement.
Teams entered at the 25th International Folklore Festival “The World Under Kyczera”:
1. Ballet Folklorico de Pucon BAFPU – Pucon – Chile