CHOREA zdobyła Punkt dla Łodzi!

CHOREA awarded with "Punkt dla Łodzi"!

01.07.2018
Punkt dla Łodzi

CHOREA Theatre was awarded with "Punkt dla Łodzi", for creating a site-specific performance: "Człowiek niepodległy", in terms of 113 anniversary of 1905 Revolution and Lodz Uprising, organized by Klub Krytyki Politycznej in Lodz, in cooperation with: historical group "Łodzianka", Warszawski Chór Rewolucyjny "Warszawianka", Krakowski Chór Rewolucyjny, Wrocławski Chór Rewolucyjny. 

More information:

http://punktdlalodzi.pl/edycja2018.html

https://www.facebook.com/punktdlalodzi/

https://www.facebook.com/Rewolucja1905/

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Wakacyjne Twórcze Warsztaty w Fabryce Sztuki

Holiday Creative Workshops in Fabryka Sztuki

09.07-27.08.2018
Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz

Creative Workshops in July and August 2018 

KRAV MAGA - physical workshops for children

date: 9.07.2018 (Monday)
time: 11:00-12:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-9 years old
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Elina Toneva (CHOREA Theatre)
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 
 

WarszTATY i MAMY - family art workshops

date: 16.07.2018 (Monday)
time: 12:00-14:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-10 years old, with parents
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Jola Królicka
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 

ŚMIECIODŹWIĘKI - music workshops for children

date: 21.07.2018 (Saturday)
time: 11:00-13:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 9-15 years old, with parents
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Filip Appel
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 
 

SENSOPLASTUSIE - family art workshops 

date: 28.07.2018 (Saturday) 
time: 10:00-11:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 1,5-5 years old, with parents
free admission
leader: Magda Gaj-Nowicka / Bergamutka 

Workshops in terms of Dni Miasta Łodzi. 

KRAV MAGA - physical workshops for children

date: 28.07.2018 (Saturday)
time: 11:00-12:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-9 years old
free admission
leader: Elina Toneva (CHOREA Theatre)

Workshops in terms of Dni Miasta Łodzi.  

UCHO W MIEŚCIE - sound workshops or children

Workshops in terms of Dni Miasta Łodzi. 

date: 28.07.2018 (Saturday)
time: 12:00-14:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street, and city space
children: 12-18 years old
free admission
leader: 
Filip Appel

Workshops in terms of Dni Miasta Łodzi. 

UCHO W MIEŚCIE - sound workshops or children

date: 29.07.2018 (Sunday)
time: 12:00-14:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street, and city space
children: 12-18 years old
free admission
leader: 
Filip Appel

Workshops in terms of Dni Miasta Łodzi. 
 

KRAV MAGA - physical workshops for children

date: 6.08.2018 (Monday)
time: 11:00-12:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-9 years old
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Elina Toneva (CHOREA Theatre)
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org

SENSOPLASTUSIE - family art workshops 

date: 9.08.2018 (Thursday) 
time: 10:00-11:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 1,5-5 years old, with parents
cost: 10 pln per child
leader
:
 Magda Gaj-Nowicka / Bergamutka
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 

MÓJ GŁOS MOIM NARZĘDZIEM PRACY - vocal workshops for youth and adults 

date: 11-12.08.2018 (Saturday-Sunday) 
time: 10:00-14:00 (Saturday), 15:00-18:00 (Sunday)
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
participants age: 15+ 
cost: 10 pln per person / per day
leader: Paweł Grochocki
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 

WarszTATY i MAMY - family art workshops

date: 13.08.2018 (Monday)
time: 12:00-14:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-10 years old, with parents
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Jola Królicka
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 

KRAV MAGA - physical workshops for children

date: 27.08.2018 (Monday)
time: 11:00-12:00
place: Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
children: 5-9 years old
cost: 10 pln per child
leader: Elina Toneva (CHOREA Theatre)
rezervations: warsztaty@fabrykasztuki.org 
 

 

 

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury.

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Warsztaty umuzykalniające dla dzieci

Music workshops for children

22.07-03.08.2018
CHOREA Theatre

Music workshops for children "Um Cia Cia Bum", lead by Natalia Wicher, in CHOREA Theatre.

date: 22.07.2018 (Sunday)
time: 10:00-10:45 (1st group, children 0-3 years old)
time 11:00-11:45 (2nd group, children 3-6 years old)

date: 3.08.2018 (Friday)
time: 16:30-17:15 (1st group, children 0-3 years old)
time 17:30-18:15 (2nd group, children 3-6 years old)

place: sala warsztatowa w niskim budynku Fabryki Sztuki w Łodzi, ul. Tymienieckiego 3
leader: Natalia Wicher
free admission
reservation: chorea.warsztaty@gmail.com
 

Classes are dedicated to families with young children aged 0-6 years and are based on the theory of music education by E.E. Gordon and on the implementation of "live" music, largely improvised. By means of rhythmically and tonally varied chants and rhymes in typical and unusual meters, children are listening to the richness of sounds and rhythms naturally entering the world of music.

The classes are attended by up to 15 children and their guardians, and their duration does not exceed 45 minutes. Classes are conducted in the form of spontaneous play with the help of colorful props used to visualize musical stories. All musical activities are accompanied by movement. Meetings are aimed at educating a young man aware of listening to music, developing the imagination and supporting motor coordination that is so important for the child's development.

The most important goal of teaching according to E.E Gorgon's theory is the ability to audiate or understand music - musical thinking. Huge meaning is therefore not only pure singing and sense of rhythm, but also a smooth, continuous body movement depicting musical motifs, as well as moments of silence, thanks to which children can make musical insights. Teaching takes place through play with the use of, among others, colorful tissues, balls, soap bubbles, Klanza Sheet or other functional items that support the whole of the musical dialogues with children.

Natalia Wicher - MA in Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Lodz and a graduate in Culture Management at the Institute of the Theory of Literature, Theater and Audiovisual Arts at the University of Lodz. Participant of the first degree Gordon course "I improvise, so audiate" organized by the Creative Education Foundation and the Polish Society of Edwin Elias Gordon in Warsaw. Former member of the Łódź choir of the Polish Academy of Sciences, participant of many archaic singing workshops, a lover of Bulgarian traditional songs. She and her husband are not only a life duet but also a musical performing Balkan music in their own arrangements. A mother of two kids who are the best lifeblood, inspiration and motivation to take on life's next challenges.

 

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Warsztaty Teatru CHOREA na Litwie

CHOREA Theatre Workshops in Lithuania

17-21.06.2018
Klaipeda, Lithuania

On 17th-21st June 2018 CHOREA Theatre leaded an intensive workshop session, in terms of "Polish Theatre Days” during II International Theatre Festival TheATRIUM 2018 in Drama Theatre in Klaipeda in Lithuania.

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More information:

https://culture.pl/pl/wydarzenie/polish-theatre-days-w-klajpedzie
http://kldt.lt/en/theatrium-2018/
http://kldt.lt/en/renginiai/meistriskumo-klase-profesionaliu-aktoriu-kurybines-dirbtuves-chorea-teatras-lenkija-ii-tarptautinis-teatro-festivalis-theatrium/
https://www.facebook.com/events/576614566037160/

 
The workshop organized by CHOREA is based on intensive acting training. The workshop focuses on waking up the “organicity” of an actor, by working with body, dynamic movement, voice, musicality, rhythm, and on applying all these means of expression simultaneously into a singular, complete artistic act. The workshop is also inspired by the concept of collective actor, based on intensive work with partner, and multidimensional - polyrhythmic and polyphonic - ways of working with the group.

CHOREA's method of work has two main qualities: intensity and risk - both physical and resulting from the necessity to transcend the limits of one's abilities. CHOREA workshop is moving beyond the presentation of techniques and teaching. The workshop leads to activate the creativity of the group and to create authentic, dynamic artistic event.

Leaders: Tomasz Rodowicz, Elina Toneva, Tomasz Krzyżanowski

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Galeria zdjęć z koncertu "Spojrzystość"

Photo gallery form concert "Spojrzystość"

10.06.2018
Poleski Ośrodek Sztuki

Watch the photo gallery from cocnert of CHOREA Theatre Choir "Spojrzystość" in terms of official closing of Dotknij Teatru 2018 BIS Festival in the garden of Poleski Ośrodek Sztuki in Lodz.

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photos: HaWa

'Spojrzystość' is a concert inspired by texts of famous Polish poet - Boleslaw Lesmian. The concert is created with polyphonic compositions, based on complex rhythmic structures. Rhythm and musicality are the most important categories in Lesmian's texts - they both create an inseparable and harmonious whole with the poetic word. They create incredibly sensual images and reveal very sensitive soul of their creator.
Beautifully performed vocal and choral parts are joined with elements of body percussion. The choral voices are supported by the hypnotic sounds of viola (Paweł Odorowicz), and ambient sounds of guitar (Maciej Staniecki). Together they create an oneiric and mystic world, filled with the most honest and pure human emotions and desires.

Concert 'Spojrzystość' - poetry of Boleslaw Lesmian for 25 voices

Music: Tomasz Krzyżanowski i Paweł Odorowicz (songs: "Z falą niebo" i "Słoneczna opowieść")
Voices - CHOREA Theatre Choir: Elizabet Araj, Joanna Chmielecka, Barbara Cieślewicz, Joanna Filarska, Sandra Gierzek, Barbara Guzek, Katarzyna Haniszewska, Michalina Jędrzejczak, Majka Justyna, Anna Przybyt, Anna Redlin, Aleksandra Rutowicz, Marta Sterna, Aleksandra Szałek, Paulina Tralewska, Alicja Tranda, Maciej Bednarek, Jacek Czapnik, Marcin Kobyliński, Jacek Witych
Paweł Odorowicz - viola, electronics
Maciej Staniecki - guitar, electronics
Tomasz Krzyżanowski - percussion, harmonium, choir leader
Premiere: 30.07.2017, 18. Wędrowny Festiwal Filharmonii Łódzkiej "Kolory Polski"

 

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Galeria zdjęć z koncertu "Bracia Polarnej Zorzy"

Photo gallery from concert "Brothers of the Northern Lights"

02.06.2018
Pinokio Theatre in Lodz

Watch the photo gallery from the premiere of concert "Brothers of the Northern Lights" by CHOREA Theatre and Teatr Figur from Cracov, in terms of VIII International Festival Teatralna Karuzela​, organized by Teatr Pinokio in Lodz​.

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photos: HaWa

Musical performance 'Brothers of The Northern Lights' is a magical and mysterious tale, based on the legends and fairytales of the Baltic Sea, sung in Estonian, Finnish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish. Voices and simple instruments fill the entire space with gentle sounds. The  unusual stories are presented by a shadow theatre. Tomasz Krzyżanowski from CHOREA Theatre is the originator of the project and composer of the music. He is accompanied by invited musicians and vocalists, connected with CHOREA Theatre and CHOREA Theatre Choir. The shadow images are created by actors from Teatr Figur from Cracow. 'Brothers of The Northern Lights' will tell you amazing legends of the sea waters, lost castles, mysterious sea creatures, powerful gods and rulers of the sea lands, and even the tale of a magical mill...


Brothers of The Northern Lights' - Baltic tales and legends - a musical performance for viewers in every age

Creators: CHOREA Theatre form Lodz and Teatr Figur form Cracow

Adaptation of legends and tales: Gintaras Grajauskas, Erik Söderblom
Polish texts: Zośka Papużanka
Concept and composition: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Concept and creation of shadow theatre: Teatr Figur form Cracow
Musical cast: Joanna Chmielecka, Aleksandra Endzelm, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Justyna Sobieraj-Bednarek, Maciej Staniecki, Paulina Tralewska
Shadow theatre cast: Piotr Idziak, Agnieszka Polańska, Dagmara Żabska i zespół Teatru Figur z Krakowa

Premiere: 2.06.2018, VIII International Festival 'Teatralna Karuzela', Pinokio Theatre in Lodz

 

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Galeria zdjęć z koncertu "Fortell Livet/Powiedz życie"

Photo gallery from concert "Fortell Livet"

23.05.2018
Sandvika Teater, Norway

Watch the photo gallery from the premiere of the cocnert "Fortell Livet / Powiedz życie" co-createdy by CHOREA Theatre in Sandvika Teater in Norway.

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Cconcert "Fortell Livet" is inspired by sounds, words and images from Poland, Iran and Norway, created by the Norwegian actress Juni Dahr, Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat and Polish CHOREA Theatre, led by Tomasz Rodowicz. The light from Polish, Persian and Norwegian music creates a performance inspired by the poetic works of Wisława Szymborska and Zbigniew Herbert.

On the occasion of her 30th anniversary of stage work, Juni Dahr created a story about human life, starting with her theatrical roots, the famous school of Jerzy Grotowski in Wrocław, creating a new musical performance, presented for the first time at the Sandvika Theater in Norway, with the participation of world-famous jazz musicians: Arve Henriksen (trumpet), Tord Gustavsen (piano) and Kenneth Ekornes (drums). The concert is produced by Erik Hillestad.

The partner of the project is Baerum Kulturhus.
The event was supported by the Polish Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway.

 

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"Studium o Hamletach" na Festiwalu V4 na Węgrzech

"Hamlets Case Study" in V4 Festival in Hungary

06.07.2018
Danube Bend Theatre in Vac, Hungary

Performance "Hamlets Case Study" by CHOREA Theatre from Łódź and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy from Warsaw in Danube Bend Theatre in Vac (Hungary) in terms of V4 Festival and Theatre Meeting 2018.

date: 6.07.2018 (Friday)
time: 17:00
place: Danube Bend Theatre, Vac

more information:
http://v4fest.eu/hamlet-esettanulmany/
https://www.facebook.com/events/224731394789779/

The Theatre Academy of Warsaw and the Łódź-based CHOREA Theatre jointly run a theatre project entitled “Hamlets Case Study”, aimed at shaping the contemporary approach to Shakespeare through Wyspiański’s and Grotowski’s texts.

2nd and 3rd year students of the Theatre Academy’s acting department come together with actors of CHOREA Theatre, under direction of Waldemar Raźniak and Tomasz Rodowicz in an attempt at tackling’s Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They approach it using a variety of texts: an archival collection of writings by Jerzy Grotowski from 1964, entitled „Hamlet Case Study”, reviews and records of actors from the Theatre of 13 Rows, and Stanisław Wyspiański’s „Hamlet Case Study”.

'We wanted to put ourselves in the same place that Grotowski’s group of actors found themselves in over 40 years ago. In the place of an unknown, at a crossroads and facing the imminence of a catastrophe as we are to tackle a great text' (T. Rodowicz)

Preview showings of Raźniak and Rodowicz’s performance were preceeded by a series of rehearsals and physical training evocative of Grotowski’s method, as well as work on Shakespeare’s text and team work on building the dramaturgy of the performance. Actors searched for those fragments in Shakespeare’s play that they found closest to their own experience. The performance goes beyond the narrative of Shakespeare’s drama as it is enriched with the actors’ personal statements about their life choices and their own identity.

The performance is an attempt at answering the question of who is Hamlet in today’s world? What made Grotowski follow Wyspiański in his choice of situating Hamlet in a Polish village, in a cemetery? And, most importantly: can one read Shakespeare today with Grotowski?

'The project alludes to the theatre avant-garde of the 60s, of which Jerzy Grotowski’s Laboratorium theatre was a representatntive. This coincides with the year 2017 being proclaimed the official centenary anniversary of the Polish avant-garde. Yet, we don’t create any reconstrutions of Grotowski’s work. Inspired by the courage and the catastrophe of that attempt from 50 years ago, we search for our own narrative and our own risks. An overcoming of the typical means of theatre production is clear in our approach to all of the texts – Shakespeare, Wyspiański and Grotowski. No one has made such an attempt to date.' (T.Rodowicz)

Preview showings will take place on April 1st and 2nd 2017 as part of the action which is part of the „Dotknij Teatru” [Touch The Theatre] initiative within the International Theatre Day celebrations in Łódź.

Performance by CHOREA Theatre from Łódź and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy from Warsaw
Based on texts: 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, 'Hamlets Case Study' by Jerzy Grotowski and 'Hamlets Case Study' by Stanisław Wyspiański

Direction: Waldemar Raźniak, Tomasz Rodowicz
Music: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Choreography: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Stage design: Tomasz Rodowicz
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Cast: Martyna Byczkowska (Theatre Academy), Joanna Chmielecka (CHOREA Theatre), Anna Lemieszek (Theatre Academy), Elina Toneva (CHOREA Theatre), Janusz Adam Biedrzycki (CHOREA Theatre), Mateusz Burdach (Theatre Academy), Piotr Janusz (Theatre Academy), Michał Jóźwik, Aleksander Kaźmierczak (Theatre Academy), Jakub Kordas (Theatre Academy), Vova Makovskyi (Theatre Academy)

Premiere: 1-2.04.2017, in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, in terms of 'Dotknij Teatru' Festival

 

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Zapraszamy na Festiwal Retroperspekywy 2018!

Retroperspektywy 2018 International Theatre Festival

26.06.2018
CHOREA Theatre

We would like e to invite for a press meeting concerning our International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018 - Theatre between Words, on 26 June 2018 (Tuesday), at 11:00 am, in Format Club&Cafe, in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, (building A), on 3 Tymienieckiego Street.

International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018: Theatre between Words
24-26 of August/ 31st August-02 of September
CHOREA Theatre / ŁÓDŹ / POLAND

International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy is the only festival in Poland that rejects the division of genres and currents and does not grade the artists as proffessionals and amateurs, presenting at the same time the most interesting theatre phenomena which define cultural identity of a modern man. In the events offered such identity is determined by the modern language of art that follows its own ways and search for the references to tradition. 

Here in every two years there meet prominent musicians, dancers and masters of word. The latter will be dominant of these year’s edition entitled „Theatre between words”. In various propositions we will meet such artists as Maja Komorowska, Irena Jun and Mariusz Bonaszewski. We will listen to the words of Adam Mickiewicz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nikos Kazantzakis, Czesław Miłosz, Wisława Szymborska and Zbigniew Herbert. We will listen to traditional songs and experimental music. We will see the performances, which determine the new thinking about the theatre, that efface the diffrences between the concert and mystery, pageant and ritual. It implements the word into the body, the actor into the song and movement. Theatre signs transmute into senses and the meeting of actors and specators into hope. 

Today – among all those enormous tensions and threats – each edition of the Festival consequently presents brilliant accomplishments of world’s theatre, music and dance, that brings the great load of humanism and faith in a human being – something that is essential to put out a dangerously smouldering fuse. 

Tomasz Rodowicz

Artistic Director of the International Festival Retroperspektywy

 

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Akcja artystyczna „1905. Człowiek niepodległy”

Site-specific performance „1905. Człowiek niepodległy”

23.06.2018
Piotrkowska Street, Lodz

We invite to a site-specific performance: "Człowiek niepodległy", in terms of 113 anniversary of 1905 Revolution and Lodz Uprising, created by CHOREA Theatre, organized by Klub Krytyki Politycznej in Lodz, in cooperation with: historical group "Łodzianka", Warszawski Chór Rewolucyjny "Warszawianka", Krakowski Chór Rewolucyjny, Wrocławski Chór Rewolucyjny. 

date: 23.06.2018 (Saturday)
time: 14:00
start: 106 Piotrkowskiej Street 

Organizers: Klub Krytyki Politycznej w Łodzi, grupa historyczna „Łodzianka”.

Patrons: Histmag.org, Le Monde Diplomatique, obywatel, Plaster Łódzki, Radio TOK FM, Łódzkie Dziewuchy Dziewuchom, Miasto Ł - Łódzka Gazeta Społeczna

Contact: rewolucja1905@krytykapolityczna.pl

Wydarzenie objęte patronatem honorowym Prezydent Miasta Łodzi.

Dofinansowano ze środków Muzeum Historii Polski w Warszawie w ramach Programu „Patriotyzm Jutra"

Spektakl teatralny finansowany ze środków Łódzkiego Centrum Wydarzeń w ramach programu „Kultugranty"

Projekt wspierany przez Centrum OPUS w ramach Łódzkiego Ośrodka Wsparcia Ekonomii Społecznej.

 

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