Warsztaty naznaczone muzyką na Festiwalu Retroperspektywy

Workshops marked with music on Retroperspektywy Festival!

Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz

Amazing workshops marked with music on V International Theatre Festival "Retroperspektywy 2016 - Theatre marked with music"!

'Georgian polyphony' - workshops with Ensamble Sakhioba from Georgia (24-25th of August 2016)
'Indian rhythm' - workshops with z Sandip Battacharya form India (26th of August 2016)
'Iberian percussion' - workshops  with COETUS - Iberian Percussion Orchestra form Spain (27th of August 2016)




'Georgian polyphony'
Vocal workshops with Ensamble Sakhioba (Georgia)


Duration: 8 hours (two days workshop)
24.08.2016 (Wednesday), time: 5 pm - 9 pm
25.08.2016 (Thursday), time: 10 am - 2 pm
Place: room B_101, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Price: 90 pln per person
Participants: Workshops indicated to people passionate about music and singing. Professional vocal experience is not required.


During the workshops with Ensamble Sakhioba the participants will learn the techniques of Georgian polyphonic singing, and learn traditional Georgian songs.


'Sakhioba' was formed in 2006 and has quickly established a fine reputation both domestically and internationally. The ensemble has recorded six albums and made recent successful tours of the United States and United Kingdom. The fourteen members of Sakhioba all studied Georgian sacred music from an early age, through parish schools and church choirs. In Georgia, sacred and folk music share close ties so the singers are experts in traditional folk songs, dances and instrumental music. Sakhioba is committed to the revival of traditional Georgian music, with special attention paid to the intonation, timbre and arrangements of traditional singers. The group performs all songs as close to their original context as possible, which also makes performances very entertaining. Work songs are sung in three or four part harmony as they would have been sung originally in the fields, dance songs come with lively martial dances, and solo ballads are accompanied by traditional instruments. The ensemble is led by Malkhaz Erkvanidze, a world authority on Georgian polyphonic music. He has spent his life rescuing church hymns and prayers that were suppressed under Soviet communism. His six books of Georgian hymns have been published with CD's, and he has written many articles about the distinctive musical structure of Georgian polyphony. He is an experienced teacher and workshop instructor.




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“Indian rhythm”
Percussion workshops with Sandip Bhattacharya (India) 


Duration: 5 hours
Date: 26.08.2016 (Friday)
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Place: room B_101, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Price: 140 pln per person
Participants: Workshop indicated to percussion players and drummers.
Additional information: Participants must bring their own instruments like: tabla, bongo, conga, frame drum, djembe etc., and any other hand percussion instruments that can help to feel and apply the Indian rhythm.


During the workshops we will focus on understanding the background, system and application of Indian rhythm, through simple and advanced phrases and compositions. Reciting, clapping, playing will become the main part of the learning method.
Participants must bring there own instruments, like: tabla’s, bongo, conga, frame drum, djembe etc., and any other hand percussion instrument, that can help to feel and apply the Indian rhythm.


Sandip Bhattacharya is a prominent name among Indian Classical music lovers. He was born and raised in India's oldest cultural and holy center, Benares (Varanasi). Descendant of an old musical family, he inherits the title Bhatta from his grand father, meaning master. Since early childhood Sandip learned from some of the most respected names in Indian music, such as Ravi Shankar and Zakir Hussein. Since the mid 90's Sandip resides in the Netherlands where he regularly works with musicians of the Dutch and European jazz and world scene, such as Jan Garbarek, Mari Boine, Sainkho Namchylak. Sandip has great experience in working with various groups, theater and dance productions, as well as giving solo concerts. He regularly tours throughout Europe and in his native India.



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„Iberian percussion”
Rhythm workshops with COETUS - Iberian Percussion Orchestra (Spain)

Duration: 3 hours
Date: 27.08.2016 (Saturday)
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Place: room B_101, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Price: 140 pln per person
Participants: Workshops indicated to percussion players, drummers and other musicians as people who have never played an instrument.
Additional information: Participants must bring their own percussion instruments, all types of drums or tambourines. 

One of the objectives of Coetus is to promote and teach traditional percussion instruments and her techniques. Using a method based on the word, oral mnemonics used for years, teach popular rhythms of Península Ibérica as sevillanas, seguidillas, fandangos, charros alistanos, ajechaos, sorteaos, corridos and brincaos, corridos maragatos, jotas, etc., After learn to sing the rhythms, will transfer them to the drum that has traditionally accompanied the dances, with the characteristics of each instrument techniques.
Workshop Instruments: pandero cuadrado de Peñaparda, pandereta, pandero leonés, almirez, sartén, tabal, caja, caña rociera, cucharas, tejoletas.


Coetus is the first Iberian Percussion Orchestra. It stems from the concern of the director Aleix Tobias to gather together percussion instruments found in the Iberian Peninsula. The vast majority are unknown instruments. The collection, endow their own language, inspired by traditional rhythms, but with a modern look, creating an intense dialogue with the voices.
Coetus is a latin word that means union, reunion... this is prehaps the word that best defines the essence and ambition of this group. Combining the diverse richness of the music of Iberian Peninsula, combining tradition, an alliance as ancient as it is modern. Combining art to life, to everyday music... the songs of celebration, work, prowl, lullabies are proof of that reunion.
Coetus is also a large family of musicians, where each brings his peculiarity and his knowledge, all being essential parts. 

Aleix Tobias - the engine and director of the orchestra. He has the ability to unite and harmonise, to bring out the best in everyone and improve on it... His drums and percussion have played on many projects, such as Eliseo Parra Band, Tactequete, Silvia Perez Cruz, Misirli Ahmet, Erkan Ogur, Erkam Irmak, Roots Revival Romania, Carles Denia, Maria del Mar Bonet, Lidia Oujol, Marina Rossel, Raul Rodriguez, etc... His extensive studying and musical sensitivity have led him to work as a music producer.








Registration for the workshop is organized by CHOREA Theatre.
Registration is open until 30th June 2016.
You can register by writing an e-mail, at the address: chorea.warsztaty@gmail.com
The registration e-mail must contain Your name and title of the workshop and short information about why You are interested in participating in the workshop.

Workshops regulations:

  • Complete payment for participation in the workshops must be transfered to CHOREA Theatre bank account during 7 days from the date of registration, otherwise the reservation will be canceled.
  • Number of the bank account is: 30 1060 0076 0000 3200 0092 1568 (IBAN: PL). Write Your name and the title of the workshop in the title of the bank transfer.
  • The deadline for transfering full payments for participating in the workshops to CHOREA Theatre bank account is July 8th, 2016.
  • CHOREA Theatre will return the payment to the sender's account, if You resign from participating in the workshops until July 20th, 2016. If the participant resigns after July 20th, 2016, CHOREA Theatre will not be able to return the payment.
  • In case if CHOREA Theatre will not collect the optimal number of participants, required by the workshop leaders, the workshops will be canceled and CHOREA Theatre will return all payments to the sender's account.
  • On July 21st, 2016 CHOREA Theatre will publish the information about the status of the workshops on website of Retroperspectives Festival and send e-mail information to all participants.
  • Coffee, tea and water will be available for participants during the workshops. CHOREA Theatre does not provide accommodation and meals to the participants. English will be used throughout the workshop.


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