3 Tymienieckiego Street
Performance „DERBY.White-and-red” by CHOREA Theatre in terms of Festival 'Łódź 4 Kultur'
place: courtyard on 3 Tymienieckiego Street
admission is free
The main theme of performance "DERBY.White-and-red" is an attempt to define the identity of the accursed social groups of our city. The performance tells the story of Lodz and those who were born here. It's the story of the city cut in half. "Derby.White-and-Red" is a tale of two football fan tribes living in Lodz, about their spiritual struggles and social frustrations, their ethos and personal pride, the specific patriotism and cursed heroes. But not only about that. In our performance the journalist sensation turns into a romantic drama, and sport report into metaphorical parable. We can see the signs of this endless war on the walls in each town in our country. We assume that these club signs painted on the walls are made by some aggressive, demonic hooligans. But these signs, using patriotic polish uprising symbols or the Star of David contain forces, fears and hopes of the community, reaching much further and deeper in space and in time then just here and now. Therefore this performance is a symbolic attempt of overpassing the divisions, and a real attempt of looking over the other side of a wall. We will try to understand the people who we are afraid to know, and who create the identity and spirit of Lodz.
Direction: Tomasz Rodowicz
Text: Artur Grabowski
Directors assistant: Marta Rakowska
Music: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Choreography: Adrian Bartczak, Elina Toneva
Stage design: Tomasz Rodowicz
Poster, photos, stage design: Kamila Turkowska
Costumes: Ewelina Malinka
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
CAST: Jakub Krawczyk, Michał Jóźwik (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Łukasz Bzura (Teatr Pinokio), Piotr Osak (Teatr Pinokio), Michał Śliwa (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Cezary Kołacz (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Tomek Marczyński (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Wojtek Lato (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Majka Justyna (Teatr CHOREA), Adam Biedrzycki (Teatr CHOREA), Adrian Bartczak (Teatr CHOREA), Remigiusz Pilarczyk, Marta Rakowska, Joanna Kosierkiewicz, Aleksandra Przesław (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Diana Krupa (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Marianna Zydek (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Ewa Otomańska, Marta Kaczmarek, Damian Kukiałka, Piotr Fraszczyński
Choir: Elina Toneva, Milena Kranik, Joanna Kłos, Jacek Czapnik, Jacek Witych, Marcin Kobyliński, Janek Caban, Anna Przybyt, Ola Szałek
Premiere: 18-19.06.2015, Festiwal Łódź 4 Kultur
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.
More info on: http://4kultury.pl