History

The Polish Song and Dance Company of Brisbane OBERTAS was formed in early 1982 for the initial purpose of performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, but now OBERTAS has a reputation for folkloric songs and dances from a diverse range of Polish regions and historic contexts, and continues to be the premier showpiece of Polish folklore in south-east Queensland.

Under the artistic direction of its founder and choreographer, Henryk Michael Kurylewski, the company has, since then, given numerous performances at local venues, as well as in capital cities around Australia participating in television appearances, ten Pol-Art Festivals, seven Queensland Multi-cultural Festivals,two Shell Folkloric Concerts and World Expo ’88.

OBERTAS has hosted two highly successful Pol-Art Festivals: Pol-Art 88 and Pol-Art 2000