About us

Belriguardo Foundation - your window on history and art. Our mission is to discover, document and popularize knowledge about different historical periods, history of places and culture through dance, music, arts and crafts, multimedia, theatre and fashion.


Our name - Belriguardo - means 'beautiful view'.

The foundation was established by Małgorzata and Piotr Wojcieszuk.

We cooperate with professional dance teachers, experienced dancers from Historical Dance Ensemble 'Belriguardo', historians, art historians, teachers, musicians and many other specialists and people interested in culture.

'Belriguardo' is also name of a villa owned by 16th century Ferrara rulers, where prince Leonello took dance lessons from master Domenico of Piacenza. Domenico was on of the first masters of Italian school of dance. He created a dance of the same name - Belriguardo.

The group regularly performs in many events and festivities, such as The Nightof Museums and The Night of Culture in Lublin. It also represent Lublin in historicaldances contests such as Cracovia Danza in Cracow in "Korowód" in Warsaw and "Pawana" in Wrocław. In the latter, it was awarded 3rd (2006) and 2nd (2007) place in the International Historical Dance Contest.

Belriguardo ensemble also took part in festivals in Norway, the Ukraine, Hungary and Morocco. In 2014 it has received a special award during the International Theatre Festival FITUC in Casablanca.

Belriguardo Foundation - your window on history and art was founded in 2016.

We organize Internationl Renaissance Festival in Lublin, presenting historical dance, music and theatre.

We take part in the Jagiellonian Fair in Cracow, European Festival of Taste in Lublin, Firlej Fair in Dąbrowica, and many other historical events. We are a partner in the "Fire of Lublin - anniversary of saving Lublin from the great fire" project together with TNN Centre in Lublin.

Members of the group took part as extras in a historical drama production.

Let us invite you for a fascinating journey through history, dance, music, theatre, cultural history and art.

We offer:

  • dance shows
  • workshops
  • performances
  • education and animation classes
  • lectures
  • conferences
  • events

We want to share our passion for culture, art and tradition, especially related to 'living history'.


Dance is our passion.

Historical dance is a base for our activities in (Not only) Courtly Dance Theatre Belriguardo.Our offer includes old dances: medieval, renaissance, baroque, 19th century, as well as ball dances and repertoire from the 1920s and 1930s.

W ofercie mamy tańce dawne:

  • Medieval,
  • Renaissance,
  • Baroque,
  • 19th century,
  • repertoire from the 1920s and 1930s.

Our performances are a lesson not only on dance, but also history of fashion, art and culture. Our dancers perform in carefully reconstructed costumes based on popular fashion of the presented eras.


(Not only) Courtly Dance Theatre Belriguardo offers:

  • Dance performances:
    • 'Medieval Unrest and Renaissance Lightness'
    • „Kiedy słońce było bogiem”
    • 'Courtly Mascarade'
    • 'Three Mascarades'
    • 'Live Paintings'
    • 'Bailarina Espaniola and a Gypsy Fortuneteller'
    • 'Night at the Museum'
    • 'Czarnolas master's chess'
    • 'Musicians House and Jan of Lublin's Tablature'
    • 'Baroque Marionettes'
    • 'Dance History of Zhupan Dress'
    • 'Courtly habits and dances'
    • 'We Are Retro - Dance and Music Like in the Old Times
  • Theatre and dance shows for special occasions and events.
  • Educational workshops (dance, theatrical, costumological, manual, flags juggling and other
  • Historical games and animation activities
  • Historical fashion shows
  • Historical flags juggling (sbandielattori)
  • Together with other reconstruction groups we offer meetings with 'living history'