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2018 | 4(268) | 130-138

Article title

Daniela Kurtza lata szkolne

Title variants

The School Years of Daniel Kurtz

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Daniel Kurtz (Curz, Kurz, Kurc), the ballet master of the Narodowy Theatre under the reign of King Stanisław August, was an outstanding dancer and author of numerous ballets admired by the public. Following the partitioning of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Kurtz moved to Lwów, where having retired as a dancer, he took on the career of a dance teacher. He was a teacher of a young Aleksander Fredro, among others. In 1809 Kurtz moved to Podolia (i.e. from the Austro-Hungarian territory to the territory under Russian rule), and he became a teacher of the renowned Podolian Gymnasium in Winnica in 1816. At the same time, he taught at private schools for girls. His students performed at public examinations that marked the end of the school year, which was duly noted even in Vilnius newspapers. Kurtz taught at the gymnasium until 1822, after which time he either retired or passed away. The date of his death, however, is not recorded in any surviving documents.





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  • Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk


  • L. Grzebień SJ, Szkoły jezuickie w Winnicy, [w:] Winnicki mury. Pogliad kriz’ wiki, Winnica 2011
  • J. Komorowski, Teatr i widowiska na Wołyniu do 1863 roku z przydaniem Ziemi Kijowskiej, Warszawa 2016
  • J. Paszenda SJ, Winnica, [w:] Budowle jezuickie w Polsce poprzedzone wspomnieniami o Autorze, Kraków 2013, t. 5

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