Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
CHOREA Theatre and KIJO Group Summer Workshops in terms of Summer in Theatre Project
When: 3-16.08.2015, godz. 10:00-16:00
Where: Art_inkubator w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi, ul. Tymienieckego 3
Admission is free. You must send Your application in advance.
Deadline for applications: 25th Jula
We invite volunteers aged 14-18.
Aplication should contain:
4. Few sentences about yourself, your interests, motivations, experiences in theatre, dance, music, participation in other workshops
Instructors: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki (CHOREA), Paweł Korbus (CHOREA) Małgorzata Lipczyńska (CHOREA), Majka Justyna (CHOREA), Tomasz Ciesielski (CHOREA), Michał Ratajski (KIJO), Adrian Bartczak (KIJO)
Final shows: 15-16.08.2015, h. 18.00, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki w Łodzi
Park Zdrojowy, Lądek Zdrój
"Concert of Ancient Music" in terms of Festival "Muzyka u Źródeł" in Lądek Zdrój
place: PARK ZDROJOWY (Tarasy pod Zdrojem „WOJCIECH”), Lądek Zdrój
Musical direction: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Cast: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Joanna Chmielecka, Hubert Domański, Joanna Filarska, Sandra Gierzek, Dominika Jarosz, Joanna Kłos, Milena Kranik, Dominika Krzyżanowska, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Maciej Maciaszek, Dorota Porowska, Tomasz Rodowicz, Elina Toneva
Light and sound: Tomasz Krukowski
Premiere: 30.07.2011, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra Festiwal "Colours of Poland", Arkadia, Nieborow
CHOREA artists create a spectacular concert of ancient music. Broken, odd rhythms and polyphonic chants, reconstructed from twenty five hundred years old inscriptions on papyrus and stone, are vibrating with modern, dynamic energy. The singers, dancers and musicians work hand in hand, and they are fluently taking each others' places in turns.
We have tried to interpret this ancient musical material and compositions with reference to very rich Balkan musical tradition, and currently we tend to be drifting towards jazz, oriental sounds and contemporary music. Inspired by the ancient art, we create our own art – deeply modern – created on the clash of unknown, almost lost and forgotten European heritage and contemporary language of sounds.
Park Źródliska, ms2, Fabryka Sztuki
'Ło Matko Polko!' project is a series of animation activities such as workshops, creative meetings, joint exhibition visiting and movies watching aimed mainly to parents and children aged 0-3 years. We would like to invite mothers and fathers with children 0+ for each event. We will run 'Baby Cafe' on teh spot, in which the participants will be able to drink herbal tea or coffee and to meet other parents.
PICNIC - singing, rhyming and rolling on the grass
Place: Park Źródliska, Domek Ogrodnika
"DADA IMPULS. EGIDIO MARZONY COLLECTION" - visiting the exhibition
Date: czwartek 30 lipca 2015
Place: Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, 36 Więckowskiego Street
MASCOTS MAKING WORKSHOPS
Date: piątek 31 lipca 2015
Place: Fabryka Sztuki w Łodzi, ul. Tymienieckiego 3
CHOREA Theatre, University in Teremiski
We have started 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 will be series of workshops, lead by "VIDOMI" group, for blind and visually-impaired young people in Laski, Warsaw and Bydgoszcz.
Project leaders: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magda Paszkiewicz, Joanna Filarska
Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
date: 10 lipca 2015
place: sala teatralna Art_Inkubatora w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi (budynek C), ul. Tymienieckiego 3
tickets: 15 pln / 20 pln
Directors: Magdalena Paszkiewicz, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Choreographers: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Music: Jakub Pałys, Milena Kranik
Visualisation: Anna Świderska, Rami Shaya
Costumes: Anna Raczkowska
Lighting designer /Sound: Maciej Kobalczyk
Cast: Adrianna Binkowska, Michalina Pietrzak, Ewa Otomańska, Aleksandra Ziomek, Aleksandra Kacprzak, Milena Kranik, Żaneta Mrozik, Piotr Fraszczyński, Tomek Kowalski, Jan Tarasiewicz, Damian Kukiałka, Marek Szczepański
Duration: 60 min
Premiere: 18-19.10.2013 , Szwalnia Theatre, Lodz
An ugly person lives inside each one of us… Doesn't it?
This play is not an academic discourse on ugliness. It does not attempt to define it either. It is a result of observations on pollution, tarnishing, and contamination of beauty and ugliness in everyday life. The play examines a distorting mirror of mass media, which deforms our brains and steals our self-esteem, offering an injection of mass plastic in exchange. The canons creating a human caricature are our modern freak show, a shock therapy ending with the death of values and vegetation of people at their own request.
TAKE OVER Workshops
time: 11.00-14.00, 15.00-17.00
place: CHOREA Theatre, 3 Tymienieciego Street
The project Take Over: “Seeing young audiences through young people’s eyes” gathers British Council (UK), Bios (Greece), Chorea Theatre (Poland), Zaduzbina Ilije M. Kolarca (Serbia – “Kolarac”), and Teatro Limonaia (Italy), all organisations active in performing arts, driven by a strong desire to connect or re-connect with young adults (age 18-25) in an effort to engage with a wider and more diverse audience. During the project, the partners will re-imagine artistic programmes from the point of view of younger generations, making a lasting impact on staff and how they involve, engage with and attract young audiences as well as an eye-opening and learning experience for the young participants.
Watch the performance „DERBY.BIAŁOCZERWONI” by CHOREA Theatre in terms of Lodz 4 Cultures Festival:
Lodz 4 Cultures Festival is an annual event, artistic and social, referring to the founding history of Lodz: city built by hands of Germans, Jews, Russians and Poles. It became the fastest growing metropolis in Europe in the late XIX century. The source of success were people. They were always willing to assimilate successive waves of immigrants and had ability to solve problems despite all differences national and religious. It is no coincidence; the city of Lodz was called European New York.
Lodz 4 Cultures Festival is a continuation of the festival created by Witold Knychalski in 2002. The context of designated intentions of the creator was a tragic finale of the multicultural society – extermination of the Jews, Germans escape. All those events, led to the invasion of Poland in 1939, ruled by Nazi Germany. The main idea is to promote an attitude based on openness to other people and their cultures.
The festival would also be a way of revitalizing neglected historical center of the city, through art. Most of the festival events, take place in the public space: on stages located on Lodz backyards, streets and squares, in parks and palaces gardens, creating a special atmosphere of these places and reveals its forgotten beauty. Above all, the festival is a celebration of the city, presenting outstanding artistic events from different fields of artistry – music, theatre, film and fine arts. It is all directed to a large and diverse local and nationwide audience.
We made it!!! Thank You for all Your support! We will record "Lullabies" musical album by the end of this year!
Lullabies” is the concert between dream and reality, „Lullabies” is the place full of music where childhood talks with adulthood.
Premiered in December 2013 in the Lodz Musical Theatre, the concert consists of 13 jovial, cheerful or more sentimental songs. The whole piece is performed by children, a singer Natalia Przybysz and the Chorea Choir. „Lullabies" were written by Tomasz Krzyżanowski – a composer, musical director of the Chorea Theatre, a daddy of little Antek, and by Kuba Pałys – a piano maestro and a voice coach. They looked for inspiration in Polish Poetry in writers as Adam Asnyk, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Jan Kondrak, but also attempted few songs as a first time songwriters (Dominika Krzyżanowska, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Joanna Chmielecka, Tomasz Nowaczyk, Włodzimierz Słobodnik, Kuba Pałys, Katarzyna Wolińska.). With great success! There are moving songs about bees, ladybirds, sleepwalkers, nightmares, dreams, friendship, love and nature. The concert is enriched by many shapes of soul sounds performed by excellent musicians: already mentioned Natalia Przybysz, Hubert Zemler, Wojtek Traczyk, Michał Iwanek and Krzysztof Szmytke. Dream-like visual identity for the concert was created by ElektroMoon Vision. All in all, there are 45 people engaged in the concert.
A lot of people said: “Make an album. Record these songs!” We couldn't ignore such comments. Lullabies are the amazing songs, created and performed with joy and passion. They bring on magical power, introduce the listeners into the world of wonder, dreams, strange stories and give a sense of a pleasant comfort.
Find us and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lulabajki?fref=ts
We will begin recordings straight after the holiday time (September-October). The album should be ready by the end of December 2015, just before Christmas!
Art Carnuntum, Austria
CHOREA Theatre and Earthfall, performance "Po Ptakach/After the Birds" on Theatre Festival Art Carnuntum in Austria
Date: 27 lipca 2015
Place: Amphitheatre of Petronell-Carnuntum, Art Carnuntum Verein für Kunst Geschichte Theater Kultur, A-2404 Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Performance created in cooperation of CHOREA Theatre (Poland) and Earthfall (Wales)
Based on text of “The Birds” by Aristophanes
Directors: Jessica Cohen, Jim Ennis, Tomasz Rodowicz
Music: Maciej Rychły
Choreography: Jessica Cohen, Jim Ennis, Suzanne Firth, Cai Tomos, CHOREA
Light: Gerard Tyler, Tomasz Krukowski
Cast: Dominika Krzyżanowska, Joanna Chmielecka, Malgorzata Lipczynska, Dorota Porowska, Izabela Sliwa, Elina Toneva, Iga Zaleczna, Adrian Bartczak, Adam Biedrzycki, Hubert Domanski, Pawel Korbus, Tomasz Krzyzanowski, Sean Palmer, Tomasz Rodowicz
Premiere: 09-14. 12. 200,5 Współczesny Theatre (Wrocław), Nowy Praga Theatre (Warsaw)
Performance duration: 60 minutes
Po Ptakach / After the Birds is the second part of the triptych created by CHOREA and Earthfall. It is a result of another international theatrical project which originated in Cardiff (Wales) in December 2005. Using two absolutely different aesthetics and working methods, the two groups jointly created a brand new language on the border of genres and styles. CHOREA and Earthfall confront ancient Greek choral songs with modern music, urban space choreography and fears of the modern world.
We have attempted to answer the question: what is left after Aristophanes’ The Birds, ancient Greeks and their culture, and what do we have in common with them? We must remember that Athens in Aristophanes’ times went through devastating wars with Sparta, collapsing democracy, political crises, plots and power struggles among different political factions. Social and religious values started to crumble. In such circumstances, there always appear some guides to a brave new world which may be created on the ruins of the old one thanks to utopian ideas, populist slogans, manipulations and operating exactly between the ones who succeeded and the ones who lost. Both these groups cannot exist without one another, so, in the areas where their paths cross, the power belonging to the first group and the dreams belonging to the second one must be taken away. Everything must be surrounded by a wall, guards must be employed and strangers must be driven away, as it happened in Cloud Cuckoo Land – the Aristophanes’ ideal new state. But from behind the tall walls, gods look like corrupted idiots, and people look like dwarfs deprived of dreams. Can a paradise on Earth be built only behind barbed-wire fences; do all world healing visions become equally bitter and dangerous when we start putting them into practice? During the play performed in a post-communist state, in the global terrorism era, we pose these questions not only to Aristophanes...
Rewolucji 1905 Street, Piotrkowska Street
Street performance „Żyję w mieście rewolucji” organized by Klub Krytyki Politycznej w Łodzi, with participation of CHOREA Theatre and Cracow Revolutionary Choir
place: Rewolucji 1905 Street, Piotrkowska Street