About Us

Obertas is a not-for-profit community organization
that made the decision to incorporate in 2011.
OBERTAS has been continuously active since 1982 and
funds its activities through fundraising efforts.
Donations from supporters and members are always
welcome.

Obertas is also a Polish Song and Dance Company of
Brisbane and was formed in early 1982 for the Initial
purpose of performing in the Opening Ceremony of
the Brisbane Commonwealth Games.

Hope for the Future

Polish Song and Dance
Company of Brisbane

Under the artistic direction of its founder and choreographer, Henry (Michael) Kurylewski, the company has given numerous performances at local venues, as well as in capital cities around Australia and New Zealand, participating in television appearances, fourteen PolArt Festivals, seven Queensland Multi-cultural Festivals, two Shell Folkloric Concerts and World Expo ’88.

Our 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.

Festivals

Pol-art Festivals, Queensland Multi-Cultural
Festivals, Folkloric Concerts, World Expo

Under the artistic direction of its founder and choreographer, Henry
(Michael) Kurylewski, the company has given numerous performances
at local venues, as well as in capital cities around Australia and New
Zealand, participating in television appearances, fourteen PolArt
Festivals, seven Queensland Multi-cultural Festivals,two Shell Folkloric
Concerts and World Expo ’88.

Watch Our Performance