• Kalendarium
    • 24.08

      Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny Retroperspektywy 2018: Teatr między Słowami

      Teatr CHOREA / Art_Inkubator w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi

    • 01.09

      Premiera spektaklu "Rój. Sekretne życie społeczne"

      Scena Art_Inkubatora w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi

    • 25.10

      Międzynarodowe Intensywne Warsztaty Teatru CHOREA

      Teatr CHOREA / Art_Inkubator w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi


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Wakacyjne Twórcze Warsztaty w Fabryce Sztuki

Holiday Creative Workshops in Fabryka Sztuki

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
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
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
 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.



Warsztaty umuzykalniające dla dzieci

Music workshops for children

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.



Zapraszamy na Festiwal Retroperspektywy 2018

International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018

CHOREA Theatre

International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018: Theatre between Words

24-26 of August/ 31st August-02 of September





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


Word – between a concert and a mystery, pageant and ritual –

– determines the program of International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018

Paweł Passini, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Paweł Janyst and D’Roots Brothers, that is neTTheatre during their jubilee concert. Master Class with the masters of word: Maja Komorowska and Irena Jun. And great performances and musical events from Portugal, Israel, Belarus and Greece, a tale about a man facing the Cyberworld in the premiere spectacle directed by Tomasz Rodowicz and…secret social life of bees. On the cusp of August and September CHOREA Theatre again invites the spectators to common search during International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy. This year’s edition will be kept under the title „Theatre between Words”. 

The Festival Retroperspektywy, that has been organized every two years, is a place of artistic confrontations of independent and mainstream theatre, the platform for meetings , workshops and discussion. 

'As the only festiwal in Poland it rejects the division into genres and currents. We do not diversify the artists as proffesionals and amateurs. We present the most interesting theatre phenomena, difining cultural identity of a modern man' – says Tomasz Rodowicz, the artistic director of the Festival. – 'The programme of this year’s edition is constructed in such a way to show the most extreme and different ways to use the WORD in a modern theatre. We will thus see performances, that determine the new thinking about theatre, blur the differences between the concert and the mistery, pageant and ritual.'

'It implements the word into the body, the actor into the song and movement.' – adds Rodowicz. From the 24th of August there will be two weekends of performances and musical events for our spectators. On Saturday and Sundays forenoons there will be workshops and masterclass, and after the performances and concerts – discussions with authors.

In programme, among others, poetic meeting with one of the most prominent polish actors – Maja Komorowska, when poetry of great polish authors like Herbert, Miłosz, Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, will be a kind of a tool to create live relations with spectator. 

In a renowned monodrama „Matka Makryna” based on a Jacek Dehnel’s novel, we will see Irena Jun, considered the world’s best impersonator od Beckett’s roles. This time she will present the monologue of Prioress of The Order of Saint Basil the Great in Rome, who in 40ties of the XIXth Century became an object of fascination and adoration of Polish Emigration and European Press. The mystery woman reached the summits of secular and ecclesiastical power. 

Retroperspektywy Festival is an international event. It gives the opportunity to trace phenomena in the world’s contemporary theatre, hence the presence of international guests. Among them outstanding and award-winning dance group from Portugal – Vortice Dance Company. Their dance show "Home 2.0.", where the visualizations fully interact with the dancers, talks about culture and values through the story of the psychosocial adaptation of astronauts living in an isolated environment of a spaceship, creating a peculiar house in space.

The festival audience will also see the performance of "Lear. The Bastard's Story" by the Israeli group Malenki Theater. The group uses theater puppets and marionettes on stage. At the dramatic level, the travesty about the work of William Shakespeare focuses on the ruthless and unrestrained struggle for heritage.

Then, the performance "AESCESTICA - Nikos Kazantzakis: Songs form Crete" by the Greek Omma Studio Theater, called the "opus" by the creators, will take the form of a theatrical ritual, drawing strength from the human voice, a form of studying the relationship between theater and the rite. The text itself - "AESCETICA: Salvatores Dei" is a series of spiritual exercises written by world-renowned Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, from Heraklion in Crete.

The festival programme also includes a concert "Peace to her shadows" by vocal trio Trzy Dni Później, accompanied by an award-winning violist Paweł Odorowicz. The songs come from the third album of the group with the same title and constitute a collection of their own and collected musical impressions. Lyrics and melodies show the multiculturalism of Lower Silesia, from which the vocalists come. The artists describe it as a melting pot of historical and social events, seen through the eyes of women over several centuries.

Aurora Lubos also refers to personal experience in her performance "Welcome / Witajcie". An independent artist associated with the Gdańsk and British contemporary dance scene, has several strong solo author performances. The action that she will present in Łódź is her commentary on the immigrants dying at sea, the attempt to transfer distant images into our reality, the Polish, tangible, awakening empathy in the viewers, nonreactive, observers.

Gallery and Studio Art Brut and Igor Gawlikowski will present "Words" - an exhibition and a multimedia musical performance, whose direct inspiration is the work of artists associated in the Wrocław Gallery and Art Brut Studio. The key to performative actions is "word", which in the context of the creators' work gains a new, extended meaning.

Retroperspektywy Festival stands also of CHOREA Theatre performances. One of them is premiere “ Metaphysical Miniopera” directed by Tomasz Rodowicz. The year 2045 is determined by scientists as the date when a man will achieve immortality. The performance is to be a voice in the discussion about the spiritual condition of modern man and the threats associated with the cyber. How much does the work on artificial intelligence and the latest killing tools pose a real threat to the human species?

The second of the proposals of the CHOREA Theatre is "Hive. Secret Social Life," directed by Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, a story about social roles, family ties, religious submission and love manipulation, which is a source of in-depth knowledge about analogies between the human world and the world of bees. Once again, the CHOREA Theater invited blind and visually impaired people to cooperate.

The organizers of the Festival do not forget about the youngest viewers. For viewers from the age of five, they have the spectacle "Brothers of the Northern Lights", based on little-known fairy tales and legends of the Baltic countries. The performance is multi-layered, rich and beautiful at the level of music, image and light. The musical layer was created by artists associated with the CHOREA Theatre and the CHOREA Theatre Choir. The multicolored paintings are made by actors from the Teatr Figur from Krakow - one of the most famous shadow theaters in Poland.

The final of the festival - music of words and words extracted from music - as part of the neTTheatre concert. The program of this rich musical event was created on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the theater and combines excerpts from the most famous performances of the group: "Kabbalah. Th Book of Brightness", "Sign of Jonah", "Poles", "HIDEOUT / Kryjówka" and "Hindełe, Sister of the Art Master". On the stage, outstanding artists: Mariusz Bonaszewski, Paweł Passini, Paweł Janyst, Beata Passini, D'Roots Brothers, Daniel Moński. The whole in the impressive visualization by Maria Porzyc.

The festival program is complemented by a master class prepared by festival guests: "Word on stage, untapped potential" (Maja Komorowska), "Written word and spoken word" (Irena Jun), "Word transformed into a scenic gesture" (Cláudia Martins and Rafael Carriço, Vortice Dance Company from Portugal).

There will also be workshops for the youngest recipients aged 0-6. Musical classes according to E.E. Gordon's theory will be led by Natalia Wicher. They will consist largely of singing, tonally and rhythmically different songs as well as rhythm players in typical and unusual meters.

All festival events will take place at Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź. Tickets for each of them can be booked and purchased from 1st August 2018, at the CHOREA Theatre Office (festival organizer), or via the form available on the festival website.



Zadanie zrealizowane dzięki dofinansowaniu z budżetu Miasta Łodzi.


Dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach programu "Kultura - Interwencje2018".

NCK 2018


Premiera spektaklu "Rój. Sekretne życie społeczne"

Premiere of performance "Hive. Secret social life"

CHOREA Theatre

Premiere of performance "Hive. Secret social life" for children and adults, by CHOREA Theatre

date: 1.09.2018 (Saturday)
time 12:00
place: Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łodzi
tickets: 30 pln / 20 pln
reservations: teatrchorea@gmail.com, +48 506 103 207

duration: 60 minutes
viewers' age: 6+

Performance "Hive. Secret social life" is a story about social roles, family ties, religious subordination, and love manipulation, which provide a source of in-depth knowledge about analogies between the human world and the world of bees. The protagonists of the show are participants in events showing the often hidden recesses of the human psyche, the heartbreaking tragedy of everyday life and the passion that gives strength to fight adversities.

The performance builds a story about extraordinary insects, about their unique and mysterious world, propagating respect for nature and care for human civilization.

Creators: Teatr CHOREA (Poland)
Direction: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Choreography: Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Scenario and dramaturgy: Wiktor Moraczewski
Music: Paweł Odorowicz
Stage design: Jolanta Królicka
Costumes: Karolina Burakowska
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Visuals: Paweł Klepacz
Cast: Joanna Chmielecka, Anna Chojnacka, Barbara Cieślewicz, Ewa Otomańska, Dorota Porowska, Aleksandra Szałek, Aleksandra Ziomek, Antoni Kowarski, Paweł Odorowicz, Tomasz Rodowicz


Projekt financed by Urząd Miasta Łodzi.




Intensywne Warsztaty Teatru CHOREA

CHOREA Theatre Intensive Workshops

CHOREA Theatre

We invite you to CHOREA Theatre Intensive Workshops
25-28th October 2018

CHOREA Theater Workshops are based on intensive actors training. They focus on waking up the organicity of an actor, by working with the body, dinamic movement, voice, rhythm and musicality, and on applying all these means of expression simultaneously into one stream of action. The workshops also focus on the concept of collective actor, based on intensive work with a partner and multidimensional, polirhythmic and poliphonic ways of working with the group.

The CHOREA's method of work consists of two main qualities: intensity and risk - both physical and resulting from the necessity to overcome one's own limitations and exceed one's own abilities. CHOREA workshops go beyond presenting and teaching techniques. They lead to activate the creativity of each participant ant the group, and create a dynamic, creative, artistic meeting.


- Intensive physical workout with elements of acrobatics, martial arts and contemporary dance techniques
- Working with the partner and the space, learning how to support and secure the partner
- Working on body awareness, group awareness and concentration
- Working on dynamics and expression of movement, and on improvisation skills
- Learning choreographies inspired by iconography of ancient myths and iconography of contemporary culture, combined with intensive work with rhythm and musicality

- Developing natural vocal possibilities, learning how to speak freely
- Opening the voice by using various vocal excercises and breathing techniques
- Activating body resonators, working on individual timbre and group sound
- Working with semi-tones, complex harmonic consonances, voice phenomenas and decorations
- Working with polyphonic songs from various folk traditions arranged by CHOREA musicians

- Working with irregular rhythms
- Activating the musicality of the whole body and the whole group
- Working with the common pulse of the group in action
- Working with complex coordination and rhythmic exercises, which incorporate simultaneous use of voice and movement



Intensywne Warsztaty Teatru CHOREA



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25th October 2018 (Thursday)
h. 10:00-17:00 opening of the workshops, first intensive workshop session (with one hour lunch break)
h. 17:00-19:00 - meeting with CHOREA Theatre group and presentation of the handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions', created by CHOREA

26th October 2018 (Friday)
h. 10:00-17:00 - second intensive workshop session (with one hour lunch break)
h. 17:30-19:00 - visiting the Book Art Museum in Lodz

27th October 2018 (Saturday)
h. 10:00-17:00 - third intensive workshop session (with one hour lunch break)
h. 17:00-19:00 - film presentation of selected theater performances, concerts and artistic projects created by CHOREA Theatre

28th October 2018 (Sunday)
h. 10:00-17:00 - fourth intensive workshop session (with one hour lunch break)
h. 17:00-19:00 - final workshops presentation, and closure of the workshops

Tomasz Rodowicz, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Elina Toneva, Małgorzata Lipczyńska, Majka Justyna

Workshops are aimed at actors, dancers, musicians, performers, theater instructors, animators and practitioners, and people passionate about theatre, dance and music.

In CHOREA Theatre workshop space, placed in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz and in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz spaces, (3 Tymienieckiego Street), placed in beautifully revitalized, 19th century, pre-war red brick buildings belonging to Karol Scheibler and Ludwik Grohman. At present it is a cultural and entrepreneurial center of the young creative industries, growing and developing. Among them you may find Format cafe and club, serving delicious coffee and food - it is here that the workshops participants will eat their lunches. Format also regularly organizes great concerts, to which our workshops participants are invited.



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900 PLN / 225 EURO (without accomoddation) 
1200 PLN / 300 EURO (with accomoddation)

The price of the workshop includes: two-course lunch meal per day (vegetarian or meat choice), visiting The Book Art Museum in Lodz, entrance to concerts organized by Format Cafe and Club. On site we also provide coffee, tea, water, fruits and snacks. Travel costs are covered by the participants. Upon completion of the workshops participants will receive a certificate and a workshop script.

Applications are accepted until 20 September 2018.
Please send the applications to: chorea.warsztaty@gmail.com
Please include bio, CV or short letter of motivation to each application.

CHOREA THEATRE is a vibrant group of artists, performers, musicians, dancers, actors, theatre practitioners and theorists. The name of the group is borrowed from an Ancient Greek term, meaning a three-unity of music, word and movement. CHOREA Theatre was founded in 2004 in Lublin. Since 2004 the company have been working in several locations: Naleczow, Srebrna Gora and Warsaw, they also cooperated with Erthfall Dance Theatre in Cardiff (Wales). Since 2007 they established a permanent base in the city of Lodz, co-founding with Lodz Art Centre a cultural institution named Fabryka Sztuki and they own an amazing industrial theatre spaces (for rehearsals, performances and workshops) situated in the 19th Century factories, named Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz.
At the beginning of their activity, the group was carrying out a research on the sources of dance and music, exploring the Antique culture. Currently they deal with contemporary forms of theater, music, dance, performance and modern literature, creating performances and concerts in which tradition and modernity are confronted. The group focuses on problems and condition of modern human. Inspired by the great reformers of theatre: Kantor, Wyspiański and Grotowski, they develop their own method of work and a new way of creating modern theater. The team worked out their own training technique, working with the body, voice and rhythm, working with a partner and working in a group. The purpose of the method is to study the matter of motion, sound and words, combined into an integral whole. CHOREA also focuses on working in environments at risk of social exclusion.
During 13 years of activity CHOREA Theatre fully developed its educational and artistic work. CHOREA artists organized many international workshop sessions, transnational artistic projects, 4 editions of their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy, and created more than 40 theatre productions, performances, and concerts. In 2015 CHOREA artists recorded a musical album “Lulabies” and published actors training handbook "Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions". CHOREA group collaborates with artists from all over the world: USA, Great Britain, Israel, Spain, India, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Syria, Japan, Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Georgia, Moldova, etc.
During last years CHOREA Theatre presented their performances, concerts and intensive workshop sessions all over the world. In 2009 CHOREA performed during International Meeting on Ancient Drama Festival in Delphi, (Greece). In 2010 we cooperated with Rosanna Gamson Worldwide Theatre in Los Angeles (USA). In 2011 we presented our work in Escena Contemporanea Festival in Madrid (Spain) and in Mayerhold Theatre Centre in Moscow (Russia). In 2012 we visited Stage Centre in Tel Aviv (Israel). In 2011, 2012 and 2013 we performed on Bharat Rang Mahotsav - the biggest international Theatre Festival in India. In 2014 and 2015 we showed our performances in Art Carnuntum Verein für Kunst Geschichte Theater Kultur Festival in Art Carnuntum (Austria). In 2015 we presented our work in Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and in Chisnau (Moldova). In 2015 and 2016 we performed in Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (Georgia). In 2016 we leaded masterclass workshops in Theatre Academies in: St.Petersburg (Russia), Yerevan (Armenia), Warsaw (Poland), Chisnau (Moldova), Minsk (Belarus) and in China. In 2017 we performed in Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and in St.Petersburg (Russia).


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Artistic Director of CHOREA Theatre. Theatre director, actor, musician, educator, theatre instructor, university lecturer, earlier also a historian of philosophy. Born in 1951 in Warsaw. Graduate of the Faculty of History of Philosophy at the Warsaw Theological Academy. Co-founder of Poland’s first social therapy centre for young drug addicts. He collaborated with Jerzy Grotowski in 1974-1979. Co-founder of the Centre for Theatre Practices 'Gardzienice' and its member in 1977-2003. Co-founder of CHOREA Theatre and its leader since 2004. Artistic director of Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz since 2007. Artistic director of International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy and Nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy. Leader of many international artistic, educational and didactic projects and research expeditions. Innovative musical and physical training expert and theatre workshop specialist. Worldwide authority in leading workshops for actors, dancers, singers, musicians, theatre instructors and culture animators. Author of a handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'.


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Actress, vocalist, singer, performer, theatre instructor. Born in Sofia (Bulgaria). Graduated from Graphic Design Faculty in the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Instructor of Sport and Recreation in Academy of Physical Education in Poznan. Instructor of stage movement and singing in Film School in Lodz. Instructor of Krav Maga - Israeli self-defense and combat system. Training expert of marshal arts, combat and self-defense systems. One of the founders of 'Ancient Orchestra' - musical project in Center of Theatre Practices Gardzienice. Member of CHOREA Theatre Association since 2004. One of the leaders in CHOREA's educational and workshop program. Instructor of traditional Balkan vocal and dance techniques. Experianced in leading fisical, vocal, and dance workshops for actors, musicians, dancers and theatre instructors all over the world. Theatre workshop leader, physical theatre training specialist.


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Actor, dancer, choreographer, theatre instructor. A graduate of the Faculty of Humanities, specialization: Cultural Studies, Folklore and Ethnology, Theater Studies and Film Studies at the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin. A graduate of Cultural Management at the Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audiovisual Arts of the University of Lodz. Co-founder and member of CHOREA Theatre Association. Graduate of 'Educator in the theater' course, organized by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw. He collaborates with neTTheatre in Lublin, Pinokio Puppet and Actor Theatre in Lodz, Cinema Theatre in Michalowice and Kana Theatre in Szczecin. Choreographer and co-director of performances: 'Roosteras, badgers and other goats' and 'Fall - PsychoSomaticGaym' monodrama. Originator and producer of the series of workshops completed by the 'The Ugly' performance. Scholar of the Ministery of Culture and National Heritage in 2010 and 2014 and scholar of the Office of the City of Lodz in 2013 and 2017. Initiator and executor of 'Vidomi' project and 'Vidomi-Continuation' project, which was a series of dance workshops with the participation of blind and visually impaired people, completed by two performances 'Vidomi' and 'The Darkness'. Co-author of a handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'. Experienced in leading theatre and dance workshops all over Poland and abroad. 

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Actress, dancer, choreographer, culture animator and pedagogue. Born in Zamosc. Lives in Lodz. Graduated from Social and Cultural Studies on UMCS University in Lublin (Poland). Dancer in the 'Labyrinth Dances' group. Co-founder and member of CHOREA Theatre Association. In 2006-2008 worked as choreographer, theatre and dance workshop instructor in Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Lublin. As an actress, dancer and performer she cocreated many interdisciplinary theatre and artistic projects, for example: 'maProject' (international dance project in Vilnus, Lithuania), 'Kukła-Kantor/Remix' (neTTheatre, Lublin), 'Project Mermaids' (dir. Gerald Tyler, Warsaw), 'From the other side' (Korniag Theatre, Minsk). In 2011 she created her monodrama performance „forsuremaybe”, based on texts of Romanian writer Aglaia Veteranyi. She also worked as a dance instructor in creating an awarded CHOREA Theatre musical and dance performance 'Oratorium Dance Project'. Since 2012 she cooperates as dancer, writer and choreographer with KIJO Dance Theatre - a contemporary dance formation. She is an experienced theatre and dance workshop leader. She cooperates with the Warsaw University andInstitute of Polish Culture in Warsaw as a theatre instructor.

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Composer, musician, arranger, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist. Music director in CHOREA Theatre. Born in 1983 in Swidnik (Poland). Draws inspiration from different musical cultures and musical styles, mainly from the Middle and Far East, India, Iberian Peninsula, Ancient Greece and Balkans. Composition is his main occupation. He composes music for theatre, movies, art projects, performances, animation, computer games. He is a co-creator and member of CHOREA Theatre Association, where since 2004 he coordinates and leads the musical work. Since 2011 he is the leader of CHOREA Theatre Choir. He is a co-founder and percussionist in alternative Lodz music band The Blue Rabbit. Since 2006, together with CHOREA Theatre, he regularly leads theatre, music, rhythm workshops all around the world (in RedCat and CalArts in Los Angeles, Center for the Arts at Delphi, in St. Donats Atlantic College in Wales, in Old Tehelni Slovakia, Meyerhold Center in Moscow, at the Theatre Atalaya in Sevilla, in Espacio Espiral in Santander, at the Festival of Giving Voice in Aberystwith, at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw and many others). The workshops are intended for actors, musicians, dancers, performers.


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Actress, dancer, performer, culture manager and ashtanga yoga teacher. Member of CHOREA Theatre Association where she is working on various fields and is responsible for planning, fundraising coordinating and producing performances, concerts, educational, theatre and social projects. She danced since she was 5 years old, starting with folk dance and ballet, then discovering contemporary technics and contact improvisation, falling in love for couple of years in argentinian tango. She practices Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, focusing on steady development and finding harmony between body and mind. She cooperated with various artists in dance and theatre projects, for example with: Yukari Uto 'Nigero' project, Zorka Wollny 'Museum' and 'Composition for 12 actors and Lido factory' projects, v-js ElektroMoon on "Octopus Mantra" project, short movies 'Tactum' and 'Grzeczny-grzeszny' and dace performances 'Agui y Ahora' and 'Flying Circus'. 

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1. CHOREA Theatre Intensive Workshops can be attended by people over the age of 16. Participants under the age of 18 can participate in the workshops if they provide a written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
2. For verification, each participant must report in person or submit an authorization from another person on the first day of the workshop.
3. Each participant will take part in the workshops at his/her own responsibility, which will be confirmed by signing the consent of the workshops participation. The consent will be send to each participant by e-mail.
4. Each participant should have up-to-date insurance against accidents. In case of any accident CHOREA Theater is not responsible.
5. The workshop participant agrees to publish his/her image for the purposes of the event's documentation and promotion on the Internet, press, television and other types of advertising media.
6. The cost of participation in CHOREA Theatre Intensive Workshops organized and run by CHOREA Theatre on OCTOBER 25-28, 2018 is 900 PLN / 225 EURO (without accomoddation) or 1200 PLN / 300 EURO (with accommodation). This is a full workshop fee and cannot be reduced depending on the lesser number of workshop days/hours in which the participant took part.
7. The price of the workshop includes two-course lunch meal per day (vegetarian or meat choice), a visit in the Book Art Museum, entry to concerts organized by Format. The organizer provides water, coffee, tea, snacks and fruits for the participants, during the whole workshop. After the end of the workshop the participants will receive a certificate and a workshop script.
8. Travel costs are covered by the participants.
9. Full payment for participation in the workshops must be recorded on the bank account of the CHOREA Theatre within 7 days after the organizer sends a return e-mail confirming the participant's entry to the workshop. If payment is not recorded within the above deadline, the reservation is canceled. The final deadline for the transfer is SEPTEMBER 20, 2018.
10. CHOREA Theatre will inform the participant about receiving the payment by e-mail, and will confirm the attendance to the workshops.
11. Payment should be made to Alior Bank: 95 2490 0005 0000 4530 5405 9285 (Swift code: ALBPPLDW). The title of the transfer must include the name of the participant and the form "Warsztaty Teatru CHOREA".
12. The organizer may issue a VAT invoice.
13. The organizer accepts the applications to the workshops until SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, to the e-mail address: chorea.warsztaty@gmail.com. The application should include bio, CV or short motivation letter.
14. CHOREA Theatre will return the payment to the sender's account if the participant resigns before SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. Resignation reported after SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 means that the participant can not recover his payment.
15. At SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, CHOREA Theatre will send e-mails to all participants, informing them whether a workshop group has been created.
16. If the optimum number of participants will not be collected, the workshop will be canceled and all payments will be returned to the sender's accounts.
17. The organizer has the right to cancel the workshops for reasons beyond his control at a later date. In that case all payments will be returned to the sender's accounts.
18. The workshops will be conducted in Polish and English.
19. The final interpretation of the regulations belong to the organizers.

Please read the regulations before making a workshop payment.
Making a payment is unequivocal with the acceptance of terms and conditions of the regulations.


CHOREA zdobyła Punkt dla Łodzi!

CHOREA awarded with "Punkt dla Łodzi"!

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. 

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