The Polish Folklore Ensemble “Tatry” Adelaide, was founded in 1958, making it one of the longest running and successful Polish ensembles in Australia.
The Ensemble has performed on most of the great stages of Australia. It has countless performances to its credit, of these numerous full concerts of its own, including regional and interstate tours as well as participating twice in the International Folkloric Festivals held in Rzeszow Poland.
Tatry has participated at every Pol-Art Festival since the festival’s inception in Sydney in 1975.
Tatry has costume sets from virtually every region of Poland, which enables it to have an extensive repertoire of traditional music and dances. Its members particularly enjoy performing dances from the Polish highlands.
As well as being an integral component of the annual Dożynki (Polish Harvest) Festivals in Adelaide, Tatry also holds its own very popular and much anticipated function based on a different theme of Polish culture each year.
The Ensemble, totalling over 100 members, is comprised of 2 junior groups, an intermediate group and the senior performing group – which is made up of young adults, mostly students.
Tatry is a self-supporting organisation run by a dedicated and hard-working committee of volunteers