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  Student Folklore Group Jedliniok Wroclaw
 

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Type of organization
:
Folk
Country
:
Poland
Registration date
:
08.09.2011
     

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It was created in 1957. The group takes its name from a Lower Silesian dance from Jedlina Zdrój. The members of the ensemble are the students of the Agricultural University of Wroclaw as well as other university centers in Wroclaw. Since 1980 the group has been directed by Ms Jadwiga Kimber-Brzezicka.

Not only does the ensemble perform the Silesian folklore, for instance, Lower Silesian, Upper Silesian, Cieszynski and Opolski Silesian, Beskid Slaski, Zaglebie Dabrowskie, but also the folklore from other Polish regions like Beskid Zywiecki, in the area of Nowy Sacz and Opoczno. It also performs national Polish dances - polonaise, masur and cracoviac.
"Jedliniok" gives performances during very important cultural events in the city and it attends festivals outdoor activities, reviews and university students' celebrations.
The group has performed in many countries and in different continents. It represented Poland in numerous and famous international folk festivals. It has been invited to Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, the United States of America, Taiwan and Hungary.

For its contribution to spreading the national Polish culture in and out of the country and for its artistic achievements, the group was awarded the Diploma of the Minister of Culture and Arts and also the Golden Badge to the Merit for the Wroclaw Province and the City of Wroclaw.

It has also been awarded national and international prizes, distinctions, diplomas and medals for their work in favour of the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, including the Medal of the 50th Anniversary of the Agricultural University.

"Jedlinoik" also organises didactic and training courses. Since its foundation around 3000 students from different university centers in Wroclaw have attended its activities.
Former members of the ensemble on numerous occasions have created and taken up the management of their own folk groups and are promoters of the cultural life in the region.