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2001: Europalia Polska

With 241 events, EUROPALIA POLSKA drew 137,720 visitors. The festival consisted of 11 exhibitions, 116 concerts, 23 literary events, 3 ballet performances, 8 theatre performances, and 80 film screenings.

The main exhibition Early Spring – Poland 1880-1920 presented 175 works from a historical period during which a change in mentality happened, announcing the reacquisition of liberty in 1918.

A part of the collection of the Sztuki Museum of Lodz was presented in both Ghent and Brussels. Other exhibitions took place in La Louvière, Liège, Eupen, and Mons.

The musical programme included Polish symphonic orchestras, soloists, vocal ensembles, choirs, and folk ensembles such as Sinfonia Varsovia, Piotr Paleczny, Ewa Poblocka, Il Tempo, Ars Nova, Zespol Polski, and Kroke Klezmer Acoustic Music.

The folkloric song and dance company Mazowsze gave 3 highly-acclaimed performances. Films by Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Kawalerowicz, and many other directors were screened in Brussels, Leuven, Hasselt, Liège, and Namur.

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