Continuing a much-anticipated yearly tradition, the Natolin Graduation Ball took centre stage in the Natolin Graduation Week once again this year, when the community (and invited guests) shared the joy of friendship and the gradual concluding of the academic year together. Occurring this year on Saturday, 17 June, the ball took place in the vicinity of the beautiful Natolin Palace, and featured a variety of enchanting musical performances, dancing, and other festivities.
The Natolin Graduation Ball is an unforgettable and essential part of the Natolin experience, when we share the joy and celebrate our friendship together.
As always, the event began with a trumpet performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum, followed by the Natolin Choir singing Beethoven's Ode to Joy (in a sequence of various languages). Guests were then welcomed with successive addresses by the Vice-Rector, Ewa OŚNIECKA-TAMECKA, and the Student Representatives. The ceremony continued with the traditional Polonaise dance, which led the participants to the back of the Natolin Palace from where festivities continued.
Later entertainment included the mesmeric dancers of the PROMNI Artistic Ensemble, who performed a traditional Mazur wearing costumes from the period of the Duchy of Warsaw. The event featured many more musical numbers - including the performance of the talented student Magnus NIELSEN - and drew to a close at 1.30am with the sparkling rendition of Time to Say Goodbye by soprano singer Julia KARLOVA. The Student Representatives saw out the evening by thanking the Vice-Rector with a bouquet of flowers, before the staff, students and all guests finally began to disperse night concluded.
The event was open to students, staff, and external guests.