We are recording Lullabies! We are working in recording studio - Tonn Studio in Lodz! Once again, thank you very much for all your support in making our dreams come true! And stay tuned, coause "Lullabies" CD is getting ready...
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Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
Dance Karaoke Workshops
23 October, hour: 18.00 - 21.00
24-25 October, hour: 12.00 - 15.00
place: Art_Inkubator in Art Fatory in Lodz
leader: Tomasz Ciesielski
cost: 5 pln
Karaoke Dance Workshopa are a new form of well-known game, where instead of singing someone else's songs, participants are dancing someone 's choreography, or playing someone else's dance scene. It is an attempt to challenge the division between stage and audience, playing with mirror neurons and truly embodying the reception of dance theatre in spontaneous group action.
On each day of the workshop we will create new versions of the greatest performances in the history of dance theater. Ballet, contemporary dance, physical theater, Tanztheater, etc. Anything can become material for our experiment, fun and work.
Tomasz Ciesielski - Performer, dancer, theatre researcher. Since 2009 cooperates with Chorea Theatre. (Performances: "Roosters, badgers and other Goats" and "Oratorium Dance Project"). Since 2011 cooperates with Granhoj Dans Theatre form Denmark (Performances: "Men & Mahler" and "The Rite of Spring Extended" directed by Palle Granhøj). Creator and director of "Sense - action" performance, presented in Poland and USA. Graduate of Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities at the University of Lodz, where he realized an individual study program focused on anthropology of dance and theatre. Author of publication „Taneczny umysł. Teatr ruchu i tańca w perspektywie neurokognitywistycznej”, (first in Poland thematic monography). Participated in many international projects (in Poland, France, UK) focused on possibilities of using neurological knowledge in the study of dance.
Radomsko, Kutno, Opoczno
38th Edition of Łódzkie Spotkania Teatralne Festival - Communication in movement
03.10.2015, h.19:00, TEATR CHOREA (Łódź) Performance "Brzydal"
Place: Miejski Dom Kultury, 5 Brzeźnicka Street, Radomsko
17.10.2015, h. 19:00, TEATR CHOREA (Łódź) Performance "Vidomi"
Place: Centrum Teatru, Muzyki i Tańca w Kutnie, 1 Teatralna Street
28.11.2015, h. 18:00, TEATR CHOREA (Łódź) Spektakl "Bachantki"
Place: Miejski Dom Kultury im. T. Sygietyńskiego, 4 Biernackiego Street, Opoczno
30 minutes before each performance there will be a discussion: "Taniec - język poruszającego ciała".
After each performance: discussion with the artists.
Laski, Warsaw, Dąbrowa Górnicza
We are working on the project "VIDOMI-KONTYNUACJE". This is the next stage in our workshop practice, connected with creating the performance "VIDOMI".
The first stage of the project was placed in the University J.J. Lipskiego in Teremiski, where the group of youth who create the performance "VIDOMI" spend 10 days (15-25 July 2015), on intensive summer workshops. They were working on developing their dancing and musical skills, and on improving their creative process in the "VIDOMI" performance.
The second stage of the project is based on organizing series of workshops, lead by "VIDOMI" group, for blind and visually-impaired young people.
"VIDOMI" workshops took place on:
19th September in Ośrodek Szkolno - Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych im. Róży Czackiej in Laski.
14th October in Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno - Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Słabowidzących im. Dr Zofii Galewskiej in Warsaw
28th October in Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno - Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Słabo Widzących i Niewidomych im. Zofii Książek - Bregułowej in Dąbrowa Górnicza
Project leaders: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magda Paszkiewicz, Joanna Filarska
KANA Theatre in Szczecin
The festival "OKNO" presents and promotes various currents of creative quest present in alternative theatre. It is directed to establishing a situation of meeting and exchange of experience: besides artistic presentations it includes open presentations of methods of work, film projections, workshops, presentations of artistic centers, lectures, seminars, as well as concerts and exhibitions. Each year a certain subject is chosen, especially interesting for both the organizers and invited artists, being at the same time an attempt to diagnose or formulate a question about an important phenomenon in art. It dies not mean yet that the subject determines selection of artistic proposals - quite contrary, one of the main guidelines of the OKNO festival is its openness, diversity, encounter of various experiences and various ways of thinking. The festival is associated with the complex program of informal artistic/cultural education: The University of Theatrical Quest.
Festival duration: 5 - 11 October 2015
Place: Teatr Kana, Szczecin
5 - 7 October, h.: 17.00-22.00
Workshops "Body/Movement/Voice - multidimensional actor"
[leaders: Tomasz Rodowicz, Adam Biedrzycki, Dorota Porowska]
5 - 7 October, h.: 17.00-22.00
Bularian Songs Workshops
[leader: Elina Toneva, place: TW Malarnia]
10 October, h.: 19.00
Performance "Po ptakach / After the Birds"
[dir. J.Ennis, J.Cohen (Earthfall), T. Rodowicz (CHOREA), place: Trafostacja Sztuki]
10 October, h.: 21.00
Presentation and discussion about year-long artistic and social project "UWAGA człowiek! Napięcia miasta" / "WARNING Human! City Voltage"
[leaders: Tomasz Rodowicz, Dominka Krzyżanowska]
11 October, h.: 17.00
Concert "Rhythm of Language"
[muz. T. Krzyżanowski, place: Filharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza]
CHOREA Theatre was awarded with Golden Mask - an award of Lodz theatre critics and reviewers, for the performance "DERBY.White-and-red" in the category of the most important theatre event on the off-stage, in theatre season 2014/2015.
The performance was created by CHOREA Theatre for 4 Cultures Festival in terms of "Podwórka" project financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz creates the 2015 biannual “Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media”: "Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media", 25-27 September 2015. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: “Drama through the Ages.”
On Saturday evening on 26th Septamber, in Fabryka Sztuki (Art Factory, 3 Tymienieckiego Street) the conference participants will watch the performance "VIDOMI" by CHOREA Theatre company.
The project is an attempt to answer the question of what seeing is and what it is not. Do we realize the meaning of the sense of sight? By confronting the visually-impaired with the sighted, we are trying to develop alternative techniques of work that will transgress the physical limitations. We use the synergy of impulses – words, sounds, touch, movement – to create our own language for communication. We are learning to see with our whole bodies, and discover the world based on a different kind of seeing, which does not have to be limited by a physical impairment or the blindness of the mind, or by stereotypical judgments. This kind of work in theatre lets us go beyond the borders which the society puts in front of us in our everyday lives. Theatre becomes a medium, in which differences between us become a tool for creating the reality together. Visual impairment does not need to mean life in the dark. And how do you see it?
Director: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Choreographer: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Artistic consultation: Tomasz Rodowicz
Music: Kuba Pałys, Joanna Filarska, Tomasz Rodowicz
Video projection: Anna Świderska
Lighting designer: Maciej Kobalczyk
Pedagogical supervision: Hanna Gzella-Jastrzębska
Cooperation: Special Education and Care Centre no.6
Cast: Anna Piekarniak, Monika Borowska, Ewa Otomańska, Aleksandra Ziomek, Przemysław Bitner, Grzegorz Nasalski, Damian Kukiałka, Jan Tarasiewicz, Tomasz Amsolik
Premiere: 28.11.2014, Art_Inkubator in Art Factory, Lodz
Dance Brainiac Workshops
26, 27.09.2015, h.: 12:00-15:00
CHOREA Theatre, Fabryka Sztuki w Łodzi, 3 Tymienieckiego Street
Workshop leader: Tomasz Ciesielski
For three days of intensive workshops we will try to look at how do we control the movements of our bodies by our brain / thought / midnd - and vice versa - how our movement can influence the state of our minds. Each participant of the workshop will expolore this by using the latest discoveries on the human brain and a high-tech gadgets.
Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi
Concert "Gilgamesh" in terms of "Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre" in Georgia
place: Royal District Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Festival’s program, repertoire is interesting, thought-provoking, original – to squeeze in one word – good plays had been selected to make and to display the quality level of the Festival as much as possible. The Festival made for a full picture of status and tendencies in the global dramatic art to emerge. “Tbilisi International” is a combiner, a link or a bridge between Theater of Europe and Theater of Asia.
TBILISI INTERNATIONAL is founded by Tbilisi Municipality, by initiative of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2009. Charm of one of the oldest cities in the world - Tbilisi - its atmosphere and diversity , its culture and life, its vitality is something, that could create unforgettable experience and inspiration for all participants.
The Festival runs every year by the end of September, beginning of October and is one of the major events in International life of Georgia. But not only - it is becoming one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia, attracting attention of the most well-known, creative, provocative and innovative theater productions from the world, a meeting point of Europe and Asia, of many countries and places in one of the most beautiful, warm, unique theatrical and cultural TBILISI, the capital of Georgia.
"GILGAMESH" - concert for a choir, jazz trio and string quartet
Music: Tomasz Krzyzanowski
Choir: Joanna Chmielecka, Sandra Gierzek, Dominika Jarosz, Majka Justyna, Joanna Klos, Milena Kranik, Dominika Krzyzanowska, Sean Palmer, Kuba Palys, Justyna Sobieraj-Bednarek, Elina Toneva, Dara Weinberg
Jazz trio: Krzysztof Szmytke (viola), Wojciech Traczyk (double bass), Hubert Zemler (percussion)String Quartet “Befane”: Kamila Wojcicka-Maciaszczyk (first violin), Malgorzata Kwasniak (second violin), Malgorzata Sielatycka-Sobczyk (viola), Zofia Leczycka (cello)Premiere: 14.04.2013, Concert Hall of the Arthur Rubinstein Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra
"Gilgamesh" composed by Tomasz Krzyzanowski performed by CHOREA Theatre is a unique and original reading of one of the oldest surviving epic poems. This is the first full musical adaptation of the “Epic of Gilgamesh” inspired by the sound of forgotten Akkadian language and mysterious culture of Ancient Sumer.
During the concert, the audience can listen to a story of the legendary king – Gilgamesh, and his search of the secret of immortality. Vocal parts in original Akkadian language, based on the ancient texts written in cuneiform on stone tablets from the second century B.C., alternate with songs in Polish translation. In the musical layer, elements of contemporary music come together with elements of musical traditions from Middle and Far East. Polyphonic compositions give new life to mythical images, and transfer us into a distant, forgotten world full of still valid and important questions and emotions.
CHOREA in the field
CHOREA IN THE FIELD! September - November 2015
In the autumn 2015 CHOREA moves into the field! We will present our concerts and performances in Skierniewice, Piotrków Trybunalski, Sieradz, Warsaw, Łódź, Laski and Dąbrowa Górnicza.
CHOREA IN THE FIELD PROGRAM:
21.09.2015, h. 13.00, Instytut Teatralny, Warsaw
12.11.2015, h. 18.00, Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Łódź
Performance "MUZG / THE BRAIN"
07.11.2015, h. 19.00, Teatr Realistyczny, Skierniewice, admission is free
Concert "RYTM JĘZYKA / RHYTHM OF LANGUAGE"
14.11.2015, h. 18.00, Miejski Ośrodek Kultury, Piotrków Trybunalski,admission is free
Concert "ENGI VENGI"
20.11.2015, h. 19.00, Sieradzkie Centrum Kultury, Sieradz, admission is free
Performance "BACHANTKI / THE BACCHAE"
29.11.2015, h. 19.00, Teatr Realistyczny, Skierniewice, admission is free
"VIDOMI - Kontynuacje" Workshops
19.09.2015, Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych im. Róży Czackiej, Laski
14.10.2015, Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Słabowidzących im. Dr Zofii Galewskiej nr 8, Warsaw
28.10.2015, Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Słabo Widzących i Niewidomych im. Zofii Książek-Bregułowej, Dąbrowa Górnicza