The Mystkowianie folkdance group has come from Małopolska to represent the traditional and authentic folkdance of the Lachy Sądecki people.
The folklore ensemble was established at the Polish House of Culture in 2014, their director is Benedykt Poręb and the choreographer is Patryk Rutkowski.
Their dances, songs and costumes are from the central and eastern region of Lachy Sądeckie and they represent the beauty and diversity of the area, such as the originality and richness of the Sącz folk costumes.
Mystkowianie performs in traditional Lachy’s clothes (from Mystków village). Most of the songs presented by the folk group are unique, found during field research or provided by the oldest members of Mystkowianie
The group has performed many times in Poland and twice in France where they represented Poland at the Autumn Meeting of Polish Culture in Chatte. They have been to Germany and Lithuania as well. In 2016 Mystkowianie has recorded a CD with authentic Christmas songs from the Lachy Sądeckie region.
Mystkowianie cultivates the original and authentic folk dance traditions of Lachy Sądeckie from one of the most interesting and peculiar ethnic minorities in the Beskidy region. Their songs and dances are rich in melodies and are based on the rhythm of lyrical waltz, as well as lively dances with the violin, contrabass, clarinet and trumpet heard in the background.