Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PKM Update 2-21-14

Great performance everyone!  PKM dancers once again wow'ed the Garfield audience.  Under Kasia's direction, PKM provided the singing and dancing talent for the event.  As usual, the hosts treated everyone to a full dinner and much hospitality.  Thanks, everyone:)   See photos.

To build on this momentum, we will have dance practice this Friday.  Since the Kolomejka was re-introduced into the PKM repretoire last week, we want to solidify that dance, by practicing it and teaching it to rest of the group.  Plus, we will review some of the other suites as well.

I am sure that you have heard about the tragedies in Ukraine. Poland's leaders have spoken out against President Viktor Yanukovychin and in support of the anti-government activists in Kiev.  Here in Philadelphia, a public demonstration is being organized this Sunday to express solidarity with the Ukrainian community.  Please find the details below. 

EVENT: Ukrainians and supporters in the Philadelphia area will hold a rally to protest the killings of at least 30 protesters in Kyiv on Tuesday, as well as attacks on several hundred who are seriously injured. Please bring candles to mourn the dead.

DATE and TIME: Sunday, February 23 at 2 pm
LOCATION: Thomas Paine Plaza (across from City Hall) 
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

The event page on Facebook is
There is also a Facebook page specifically for movements in Philadelphia with regular updates -  

PKM was asked to perform at Polish Heritage Day at a NE Philly nursing Home on Saturday, April 19.  I added it to the Calendar below.  I will be happy to manaqethis performance:)

I have heard from a number of you regarding the preference for Dennis Klima's visit for April 11.  If you have not done so already, please let me know if this date is OK for you.