Founders:

Founders:

Tomasz Rodowicz

Tomasz Rodowicz

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'.

Dorota Porowska

Dorota Porowska

Actress, theatre director, choreographer, theatre workshop instructor, academic lecturer. Leading member of Centre for Theatre Practices 'Gardzienice' in 1984-2003. Leader of theatrical workshops in Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Acting Departments Columbia on Stanford University and in the Institute of Meyerhold in Moscow. In 2002 co-created a dance group 'Labyrinth Dances'. CHOREA Theatre Association co-founder and member since 2004. Constantly works as an educator running workshops for students of theater and cultural studies at the Universities in Poznan, Lodz, Wroclaw, Lublin, Warsaw and School of Theater in Liège (Belgium).
In her artistic biography, apart from acting and directing theatre performances, she is occupied with analytical work on human creativity and perception, and the mechanisms which control our way of being in a separated space dedicated to the creative act. It is an unusual and very concrete space, natural for everyone, and it is worth visiting.... from time to time.

Elżbieta Rojek

Elżbieta Rojek

Actress, vocalist, folk singer, musician, pedagogue, theatre instructor. Graduate of Ukrainian Philology at the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin. She started her vocal career in the musical group Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja, exploring the Lemko and Hutsul musical traditions. In 1994-2005 actress of Centre for Theatre Practices 'Gardzienice'. In 2002, together with Dorota Porowska, she founded a dance project 'Labyrinth Dances', based and inspired by the idea of recreating dance and choreography from ancient Greek iconography. In 2005, together with Tomasz Rodowicz, Dorota Porowska and Maciej Rychły, she co-founded CHOREA Theatre Association. Since 2005 she collaborates with: the University of Jan Józef Lipski in Teremiski, founded by Danuta and Jacek Kuroń, and the Association For Earth, which creates projects addressed to refugees. Among others, she cooperates with neTTheatre and the Sztuka Nowa Association. She co-creates many artistic and musical projects, including: 'Przystanek Poezja' with Waldemar Rychły and Mandar Purandare, and 'Koncert Jeden / Wiele' with Karolina Cicha.
Endless imagination, desire to learn and to gain different experiences are her main features. She likes to change places and activities, but she also likes to come back to what she left - and the returns are different and better each time. She loves to travel, and she loves animals and nature. Probably if she could, she would be an ornithologist or physicist. She really likes people and their stories. She knows how to listen. She has friends all over the world. Kalinka, her sister's daughter, once said that she is 'a joker sometimes as funny as a clown'. She speaks Ukrainian and English, and she learns Greek too.

Lodz Team:

Lodz Team:

Janusz Adam Biedrzycki

Janusz Adam Biedrzycki

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.
Romantic rationalist, pessimistic optimist, who believes that the world can still be changed. Idealistic Extroverted Lady of the House, forgotten gardener searching in the concrete. Living without sacrifices, with all emotions, feelings and dreams. To be - You have to learn how to compromise, and how to learn all the time, and how to be humble. And the rest is just distraction. Not trivializing the real feelings, only covering them. Always chasing a dream, but not leaving corpses along the way. Specific individuality, egocentricity, crazyness, sometimes transformating into obsessiveness and madness, sometimes a loner without a choise, and generally going his own way.

Joanna Chmielecka

Joanna Chmielecka

Actress, vocalist, performer. Born in 1985 in Lodz (Poland). In 2000-2004 worked in independent Anilis Theatre, lead by Anna Ciszowska. In 2009 graduated M.A. in Culture and Theatre Studies at the University of Lodz. Since 2008 a member of CHOREA Theatre group, where she works as actress, vocalist, dancer, workshop instructor, coordinator of artistic and educational projects.
She cooperated with theatre directors, choreographers and composers: Tomasz Rodowicz (CHOREA Theatre, Poland), Ewgienij Korniag (Korniag Theatre, Belarus), Ruthie Osterman (Israel), Robert Hayden (USA), Jim Ennis and Jessica Cohen (Earthfal Theatre, UK) Konrad Dworakowski (Pinokio Theatre in Lodz, Poland), Tomasz Krzyżanowski (CHOREA Theatre, Poland), Monika Dalach (Music Academy in Lodz, Poland), Maciej Maciaszek (CHOREA Theatre, Poland), Verity Standen (UK), Zorka Wollny (Germany), Waldemar Raźniak (Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland). In 2015 she performed and sang in a interdysciplinary outdoor performance 'Dialogus De Passione', performed in 'Concert of Spacial Music' in Lodz Philharmonic, recorded solo vocal parts to a soundtrack for theatre performance 'Hydro-Cosmos' in Pantomime Theatre in Wroclaw, sung in a performance 'Composition for 12 actors and Lido factory' created in cooperation of Nowy Theatre in Lodz and Museum of Art in Lodz, recorded solo vocal parts in a musical album 'Lullabies' published by Universal Music Poland. Since 2015 she sings and plays percussion instruments in performance 'The Jungle Book' in Pinokio Theatre in Lodz. In 2016 she sung in a concert 'L.Story' created by a musical band L.Stadt, she performed in a musical project 'HUG' directed and composed by Verity Standen (UK), and recorded a solo vocal parts to a soundtrack for a performance 'Body' for Theatre O.de.la from Rzeszów. Since 2017 she sings in concert 'Songs of Transition' created by duet Grochocki_Odorowicz awarded with Grand Prix on the most important folk music festival 'New Tradition' organized by Polish Radio.

Joanna Filarska

Joanna Filarska

Culture animator and educator, coordinator of artistic, social and educational projects. Worked in the Community Center of Alternative Education in Lodz, in the common day-room for pre-school children 'Kraina Pełna Skarbów' in Lodz, and as an educator and animator at the University of Jan Józef Lipski in Teremiski. She coordinates artistic, social and educational projects in CHOREA Theatre and Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz. She leads and coordinates a year-round cultural education program 'Creative Workshops in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz'. She works with youth and children groups, leading music and theatre workshops. She also works with the local community, cooperates with schools and organizes the audience. She was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2015. She sings with pleasure. She performs in CHOREA Theatre concerts: 'Songs of the World', 'Lullabies', 'Concert of Ancient Music', 'Engi Vengi', and in CHOREA Theatre performances: 'The Bacchae', 'Vidomi', 'Darkness'. In life and work she likes the uncertainty.

Majka Justyna

Majka Justyna

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'.
She loves eastern flavours, cooking, dancing, laughing and occasionally leaving everything behindand and travel. Jan Wieslaw's fiancee, mother of Zosia and Wiesio.

Dominika Kamińska

Dominika Kamińska

A graduate of Spatial Economy on the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Lodz, and a graduate of Aleksander Tansman Music School in Lodz, in the violin class. Manager of CHOREA Theate office since May 2017. Social activist and animal lover.

Tomasz Krzyżanowski

Tomasz Krzyżanowski

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.

Małgorzata Lipczyńska

Małgorzata Lipczyńska

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.
She likes when, from time to time, it gets a bit difficult. She likes to curse, make love and travel. She likes to laugh and she likes it when people are smiling. She likes a little sarcasm. She used to be crazy, but she got bored with it. She can't not to dance.

Anna Maszewska

Anna Maszewska

Coordinator of artistic and entertainment events with high commercial potential. Since 2015, she has been involved in the production of cultural events as well as film and theatre education. A graduate of Cultural Studies with a specialization in Film Studies at the University of Lodz, and a student at the Faculty of Film Art Organization in Lodz Film School. In 2011-2015 she was an actress in ab'Teatr theatre group. In 2015 she worked as a coordinator at the 20th European Cinema Forum ORLEN Cinergia, and as a leader and an actress in Take Over theater group, working in CHOREA Theatre in Lodz. In 2016 she was a coordinator of the Skoda Mobile Cinema, organized as part of the Transatlantyk Festival. In 2016-2017 she worked as a production coordinator in art and event agency Ferment Kolektiv in Poznan, creating - among others - such projects as: 'Animator On Tour', 'Film Summer with Orange', and accompanying events during the 43rd Forum on the Cinema. In 2017 she was a production coordinator on the 22nd Forum of the European Cinema.
With fierce curiosity and consistency, she expands hers reality. She admires people whose ideas fascinate her. In spite of all, she continuously falls in love with the ugly city of Lodz. She hates being late. She always eats everything from the plate. She has allergies to cats and all kinds of pollens. She always forgets all possible anniversaries. In old age, she plans to swim in a thick sweater on the Finnish lakes.

Elina Toneva

Elina Toneva

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.

Ongoing cooperation:

Ongoing cooperation:

Wiktor Moraczewski

Wiktor Moraczewski

Bachelor graduate of Cultural Studies and Theatre Studies at the University of Lodz (Department of Drama and Theatre). Currently a student of master's studies - Theatre in Contemporary Culture, at the Department of Drama and Theatre on the University of Lodz. Since 2014 he cooperates with Górna Culture Center in Lodz, where he co-organized and participated in Polish and international projects - like 'Radar', created by a method of Sensory Labirynth Theatre, of which he is a certified instructor. He gained experience and an european certificate in this field by participating in international theatre project 'Ritual Beyond Roots' held as part of the Erasmus+ program in Romania, and during international projects like 'Calypso - il teatro per il sociale' in Italy. Since 2015 he cooperates with the Foundation - Theatre Institute of Mieczysław Hertz in Lodz. In 2016 he was adapting the text and creating dramaturgy for a performance of Anna Cichy-Fatyga 'Towards a Big Sea', directed by Jacek Orłowski. The subject of his BA thesis were the theatre rooms in Grand Hotel in Lodz. In terms of a project 'Institute - (m)Łodzi' he created a photographic exhibition '7.15 p.m.', which was a part of his research and scientific work. The second edition of this exhibition was presented in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, in terms of Nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy 2017, and during the 3rd Congress of Polish Theatre Studies Society. Since 2017 he cooperates with the CHOREA Theatre as a playwright. He wrote the script for the performance 'Darkness. What is hidden', directed by Janusz Adam Biedrzycki and Magdalena Paszkiewicz. He is also a theatre critic. His articles and reviews are published in 'Dziennik Łódzki', and in the cultural magazine of Lodz region 'Kalejdoskop'.

Paweł Odorowicz

Paweł Odorowicz

Musician (viola), improviser, composer, arranger, sideman, recording engineer. Born in 1973 in Lublin (Poland). Graduated form Crakow Music Academy in 1998, and in 2011-2014 a lecturer at the Department of Contemporary Music, Jazz and Percussion at the Cracow Music Academy. In 2011 and 2014 he received the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarships for: 'Milosz in living pictures' - multimedia show based on poetry of Nobel's awarded polish writer Czeslaw Milosz (2011), and 'Zabawianki, wyliczanki, kołysanki, czyli Kolberg dzieciom' - songs and music plays for children based on traditional polish music (2014). In 2017 he received the President of The Lublin City scholarschip for composition of music for string quartet based on traditional polish music. In 2016 he became a laureate of the 'Real Musicians Tournament' in Philharmonic in Szczecin. He is a two-time Grand Prix winner in the 'New Tradition' Folk Music Contest organized by Polish Radio: in 2014 with the group Trzy Dni Później, and in 2017 with the original project 'Songs of Transition' performed by the duo Grochocki_Odorowicz. He is cooperating with famous polish theatre director Leszek Mądzik (Scena Plastyczna KUL), creating live music for his theatre shows 'Out of the darkness' (Warsaw, 2015), 'Furrow II' (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015), 'Gate. Piotrkowska 26' (Lodz, 2016), '(She) leaves' (Wrocław, 2016), - 'Corset' (Lodz, 2016). Paweł Odorowicz tooks part in over 40 CD and DVD records. He cooperates with CHOREA Theatre since 2013. He performs in CHOREA Theatre projects, performanceas and concerts: 'Gilgamesh' (2013), 'Lullabies' (2013), 'After The Birds' (2016), 'Spojrzystośc' (2017), 'IN_NI' (2017).

Ewa Otomańska

Ewa Otomańska

Dance instructor and student of Theatre Studies at the University of Lodz. Since 2011, she has been working with the CHOREA Theater as a workshops participant, dancer and performer in artistic and educational projects. Practitioner, theoretician and observer of off-theatre. In her work she wants to combine theoretical knowledge with practice, thus expanding the horizon of her own theatre search.
In 2010-2013 she was a participant, animator and instructor in a dance theatre workshops, directed to the youth, in terms of PaT program (Prevention and Theatre). Since 2014 she works with blind and visually impaired people, studying methods of working with the body in the context of this type of disability, as part of projects and performances: 'Art-Impulses', 'Vidomi' and 'Darkness'. Since 2016 she is directing outdoor performances 'You live in a city of revolution!', organized annually as part of celebrations of the anniversary of Lodz Uprising - Revolution of 1905. In 2017 she coordinated the volunteer groups during Perspektywy Theatre Festival. In 2017 together with Tomasz Rodowicz, she worked on the script and direction of the performance 'IN-NI', created in terms of the 40th Theater Meetings in Lodz. She also collaborated with: Pinocchio Theatre in Lodz, Nowy Theatre in Lodz, Piccolo Theatre, Górna Culture Centre, Kijo Dance Theatre, Centre of Culture and Art in Skierniewice.

Nonresident Team:

Nonresident Team:

Pola Amber

Pola Amber

Curator, theater producer, culture animator, international projects creator, director and coordinator. A graduate of Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław and Postgraduate Studies in Cultural Marketing at the University of Warsaw (in cooperation with National Cultural Centre). Scholarship holder of the Federation of the Scottish Theatre (2014/2015) and of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2015). Creator and Artistic Director of the Picture-Book Festival for Children "Dot + Dash" in Łódź (Poland) and the Festival of Polish Art for Children "Kite and Trumpet" in Edinburgh (Scottland).
A lover of surrealism, ghosts and blue rabbits. Her life motto is "Hey adventure, adventure!

Hubert Domański

Hubert Domański

Actor, singer, performer, educator, cultural animator, theater teacher and pedagogue, leader of young theatre groups. Constantly cooperates with CHOREA Theatre, Association of Own Initiatives 'Inspirations', Association "This Way." Multiple laureate of awards form the Starost and the President of Puławy. In 2017 he was awarded for his work in the field of culture by the Marshal of the Lublin Province. Constantly cooperates with the Community Self-Help Center and the Special Educational and Social Center in Puławy.

Małgorzata Jabłońska

Małgorzata Jabłońska

Theatre and culture researcher. Deals with the history and problematics of actors training and the methodology of describing the dramaturgy of the body in a theatre performance, mainly in the alternative theatre area. Preparing a doctoral thesis: 'Towards the dramaturgy of the body. Influence of the biomechanics of Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold on the concepts of actors training in the European theatre of the 20th Century' at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Permanent cooperator of Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, where in 2013 she organized first in Poland international conference devoted to the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold - 'Theater Practices of Vsevolod Meyerhold'. In Grotowski Institute she was also a coordinator of scientific projects, created as part of the International Theater Olympics 2016. Co-author of the handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'. A member of the Polish Theatre Research Society, the Nationwide Theater Offensive and the International Platform for Performer Training. Co-creates the Theatre Researchers Forum - a collective working for the democratization of the discourse in theatre. Cooperates with 'Didaskalia' and 'nietak!t' theatre periodicals.

Julia Jakubowska

Julia Jakubowska

Actress, physical theatre performer, theatre creator based in Budapest (Hungary) and Lodz (Poland). Born in 1986 in Lodz. In 2010 graduated Cultural and Theatre Studies on the University of Lodz. She works with several independent theatre groups and is an emerging creator, too. Since 2008 she is a member of CHOREA Theatre Association. She also works as an individual creator and community-art developer in many artistic projects, for example: 'Domestic Inn' - workshops and performance created with the participation of homeless people (2011, 2013), 'Abramka Fest' - community art project and festival dedicated to the poorest communities and streets of the city (2013), 'About Love' - experimental theatre performance still being explored with series of exhibitions, performances and workshops (2014). Since 2013 she is also a member of Stereo Akt Theatre in Budapest (Hungary) lead by Martin Boross. Her selected works in Stereo Akt are: 'Promenade - Urban Fate Tourism' (2013), 'Close Encounters of the Different Kind' (2014), 'We Hear You' (2015), 'Etiquette. The Perfect Human' (2016), 'Last Chance Clinic' (2017).

Paweł Korbus

Paweł Korbus

Visual artist, performer, author of video works and installations, actor. He combines techniques of working with body, voice and various media from the field of visual arts. Interested in corporality and body under the influences and pressures of culture, experiences and emotions, mental sphere in a state of uncertainty, the suspension in a situation of conflicting needs and a subject to cultural disciplines. He crosses geographical and social distances. He enters relations and tests his behavior in situations of being a stranger. Korbus is a graduate of Art Education at the Institute of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Art at Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin, and also a scholarship holder of the Visegrad Artist Residency Program 2016, and Art Scholarship of President of City of Lublin 2017. He performed on many internationals festivals, like: Performance Platform Lublin (Poland, 2009), Performance Month (Berlin, Germany, 2014), Supermarket Independent Art Fair (Stockholm, Sweden), Bruno Schulz Festival (Drohobych, Ukraine), Bedesten Festival (Antioch, Turkey), Forgetting/Remembering Performance Art Meeting (Istanbul, Turkey, 2017).
All the time on the road, travels back and forth. Always gloating. Occupied with love and pleasure. Independent, visual, performative.

Dominika Krzyżanowska Gorzkiewicz

Dominika Krzyżanowska Gorzkiewicz

Culture manager, producer, actress, singer. Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. She graduated from the 'Gardzienice' Academy of Theatre Practices. She co-founded CHOREA Theatre Association, for which she settled in Lodz for 10 years. In addition to her artistic work in CHOREA, she coordinated the finances of the theatre, under the grateful nickname 'Budget Mama'. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She loves to lead educational, theatre, music and art workshops for children. Currently she works in the Center of Culture in Lublin, where together with Pracownia Sztuczka, she organizes, executes and leads educational and artistic projects - including the innovative on a national scale the 'Wild Children's Reserve'. She knows almost everything about financial art grants, funds and subsidies, she distinguishes 'gross' from the 'net' and likes to make financial reports. Antek's mother. Co-owner of the 'Znaki Specjalne' ('Special Signs') brand. A beginner in snowboarding. Car driving enthusiast, with a tendency to develop the speed.

Maciej Maciaszek

Maciej Maciaszek

An unconventional trumpeter, singer, musician, self-taught composer, actor. He began his musical education in the Grójec Fire Brigade Orchestra. However, it was not the solemn marches that captured him, but Jazz, whose theory he began to secretly explore. As a would-be Polish and Indian philologist, he dropped out of college, just to jump on alternative musical toplists, by performing music form few thousand years ago, along with the musical formation 'The Ancient Orchestra'. He became an actor when it turned out that 'The Ancient Orchestra' music group was in fact a camouflaged theatre collective. In the newly formed CHOREA Theatre Association as an actor, musician and composer, he insistently tried to smuggle the themes and threads of the so-called entertainment music, to ultimately contribute to the creation of a subversive project 'Antiquity/Trans/Formation'. As he does not go to the church nor the Philharmonics, in the 'Oratory Dance Project' as a composer he became a representative of the excluded culture from before Christ and Bach. He still hopes that it is possible to civilize a barbarian... or maybe to barbarize the Civilization?

Sean Palmer

Sean Palmer

Born in 1977. Dad, husband, independent vocal/theatre artist. Sean primarily works in theatres as an actor, composer or director, and lives in Warsaw, Poland since 2008. He has been a member of the Chorea family since its first incarnation - Orkeistra Antyczna - in 2001.
As actor he has performed in the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow ('After the Birds', CHOREA Theatre), Covent Garden Opera House, London ('Mac//Beth', Teatr De Oscuro) and the National Opera in Warsaw ('Oresteia', dir. Michał Zadara). 
Since 2016 he increasingly specialises in performances for younger audiences. Most notably, directing the final project of 'PODAJ DALEJ' youth project (for Stuka Nowa Association, 2016), composing live beatbox music for 'DOM' (Teatr Baj, dir. Sebastian Świąder, 2017), Co-directing, co-composing and devising '10 Śmiesznych Wierszyków. Niepiosenki' (commission for 21.Biennale Sztuki dla Dziecka, Poznan, 2017) and writing, directing and co-composing 'PIG IN A WIG IN SPACE' (Pig in a Wig Theatre, his own company, 2017).
He is now co-devising 'Biblia 3' (Nowy Teatr, dir. Michał Zadara, 2018), and preparing an experimental radio play on the topic of Janusz Korczak entitled 'The Dreamer in Our House' for the Theatre Institute in Warsaw.
Sean is also an unorthodox (read ‘untrained’) composer and conductor leading two large choirs in Warsaw. POLIN Choir (2014, with Kuba Pałys) a community choir resident at the POLIN Museum, and Gre Badanie Chór Eksperymentalny - his own experimental group founded in 2010. Both are active artistically with at least two concerts a year with original music.
Sean loves to run and writes about it on his blog a 'Vegan Not-Quite-Ultra Runner’s Diary'.

Paweł Passini

Paweł Passini

Born in 1977. Awarded Polish theatre director, playwright, composer, musician, performer and actor. Creator and director of neTTheatre - the world's first online theatre, placed in Lublin. The winner of Konrad Swinarski Award for the best director in season 2012/2013 - for a loud performance "Morrison/Śmiercisyn". He studied philosophy and cultural studies at the University of Warsaw. He graduated from the Academy of Theatre Practices in Gardzienice. In 2004 he graduated from the Directing Department at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He became one of the precursors of interactive theatre in Poland, in which - in contrast to traditional theatre - media are used. Paweł Passini was nominated for Polityka Passport Award twice.

Izabela Śliwa

Izabela Śliwa

MA in philosophy, scriptwriter, vice-president of the Sztuczne Artistic Association, director of theater performances, including: 'Mamałyga', 'Ubu roi' with the participation of actors from Nancy (France), 'Milarepa' together with a vocal ensemble from Tibet, as part of the Multicultural Lublin Festival - Merdytacje. She is artistically connected with CHOREA Theatre (participation in performances: 'Theseus in the Labyrinth', 'After the Birds', 'Oratorium Dance Project', 'Antygone'). She directed performances for children: 'Fju, fju', 'Flea Sza', 'Bobo Bu', 'Nano Ka', 'Wio!Sny', 'Latamy', 'Je-sień-nie-sie', 'O!Zima', and a concert of the Zespół Deficytu Natury. She designs and creates scenography and costumes for all her performances, which always are a complementary element of each one of them. She was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2014. Co-founder of Pracownia Sztuczka at the Center of Culture in Lublin. Initiator and coordinator of the 'Wild Children's Reserve' project. Currently she is studying psychology - as part of expanding her competences in working with children and for children. Privately she is a mother of two children.

Iga Załęczna

Iga Załęczna

Culture animator, actress, choreographer, dancer, theatre director. A graduate of Theatre Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She graduated from the Academy of Theatre Practices in Gardzienice (2003) and Choreography and Dance Techniques at the Academy of Music in Łódź (2012). A member and co-founder of CHOREA Theatre Association, in which she produced her own theatre projects ('Wind in pines', 'Roosters, Badgers and other Goats', 'Daughter of her own mother', 'Isla Cisneros'). She collaborates with Paweł Passini, director of Nettheatre, performing in his productions: 'Szczeźli', 'Drugi pokój', 'Tehillim/Psalms', 'Wszystkie rodzaje śmierci', 'Turandot', 'Kukła.Księga Brzasku', 'Ala ma sen', 'Widma'. She takes part in independent theatre projects, including: 'Vulva' (dir. J.Lewicka, Lublin 2014). She leads workshops and training sessions for people working in the area of artistic education. Since 2012 she is leading regular classes of directing and stage expression techniques at the Post-secondary School for Culture Animators in Wroclaw. In 2015, she completed the course of Forum Theatre, and started her independent work using this theatre method. In the same year she received a scholarship under the Program 'Knowledge - Education - Development' 2014-2020 (PO WER) - International Internships, which was associated with a two-month training and course in Fabbrica Europa Foundation in Florence and at the Teatro Era Centro per la Sperimentazione e la Ricerca Teatrale in Pontedera. The completed project won the competition organized by the Foundation for the Development of Education System: EDUinspiracje 2017. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010, 2011 and 2017. As part of the art scholarship granted in 2017, she completed the project: 'Forum Theatre - an annual cycle of workshops and performances'. Currently she is gaining coaching qualifications at the School of Drama, run by the Drama Way Foundation in Warsaw.

Cooperation:

Cooperation:

Adrian Bartczak
Maciej Bednarek
Marcin Cecko
Tomasz Ciesielski
Jessica Cohen
Marina Dashuk
Marcin Dobijański
Konrad Dworakowski
Jim Ennis
Rosanna Gamson
Sandra Gierzek
Robert M.Hayden
Dominika Jarosz
Katarzyna Jasińska (Gra-Fika)
Michał Jóźwik
Paweł Klepacz
Joanna Kłos
Jewgienij Korniag
Tomasz Jimmy Kowalski (Harmony Art)
Sara Kozłowska
Milena Kranik
Tomasz Krukowski
Kuba Krzewiński
Ruthie Osterman
Sean Palmer
Kuba Pałys
Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Maria Porzyc
Michał Ratajski
Rami Shaya
Justyna Sobieraj-Bednarek
Katarzyna Tadeusz
Wojciech Traczyk 
Robert Wasiewicz
Dara Weinberg 
Hubert Zemler
Kwartet Smyczkowy "Befane"
Electro Moon Vision
Teatr Tańca KIJO
Zespół Kormorany
Zespół L.Stadt

CHOREA Theatre Choir:

CHOREA Theatre Choir:

Elizabet Araj, Joanna Chmielecka, Barbara Cieślewicz, Joanna Filarska, Sandra Gierzek, Barbara Guzek, Katarzyna Haniszewska, Dominika Jarosz, Michalina Jędrzejczak, Majka Justyna, Joanna Kłos, Aleksandra Kozioł, Agnieszka Krzemińska, Joanna Krzemińska, Milena Kranik, Maria Mażewska, Anna Przybyt, Marta Rakowska, Anna Redlin, Aleksandra Rutowicz, Justyna Sobieraj-Bednarek, Aleksandra Szałek, Elina Toneva, Paulina Tralewska, Alicja Tranda, Marta Sterna, Dara Weinberg, Jacek Czapnik, Marcin Kobyliński, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Jacek Witych

Take Over Group:

Take Over Group:

Barbara Cieślewicz, Tomasz Hołubowicz, Marta Kaczmarek, Anna Maszewska, Jakub Morawski, Remigiusz Pilarczyk, Alicja Tranda, Aleksandra Ziomek

'Vidomi' Group:

'Vidomi' Group:

Klaudia Ambroszczyk, Joanna Filarska, Ewa Otomańska, Magdalena Paszkiewicz, Anna Piekarniak, Kinga Rudzka, Aleksandra Ziomek, Tomasz Amsolik, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Przemysław Bitner, Paweł Klepacz, Kuba Krzewiński, Damian Kukiałka, Wiktor Moszczyński, Grzegorz Nasalski, Kuba Pałys, Tomasz Rodowicz, Jan Tarasiewicz

'Darkness' Group:

'Darkness' Group:

Joanna Chmielecka, Barbara Cieślewicz, Joanna Filarska, Ewa Otomańska, Magdalena Paszkiewicz, Anna Piekarniak, Aleksandra Szałek, Aleksandra Ziomek, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Przemysław Bitner, Tomasz Hołubowicz, Paweł Klepacz, Wiktor Moraczewski, Grzegorz Nasalski

Special Thanks:

Special Thanks:

Berenika Barczak
Mariusz Bartosiak
Sławomir Bobula
Anna Bogdanowicz
Marcin Brzozowski
Krzysztof Candrowicz
Mateusz Cieślak
Anna Ciszowska
Bibianna Chimiak
Monika Dąbrowska
Melania Dominiak
Lech Dzierżanowski
Małgorzata Gaduła-Zawratyńska
Piotr Grabowski
Natalia Grosiak
Daniel Jacewicz
Hanna Gzella-Jastrzębska
Monika Kamieńska
Kan Katsura
Anna Kaźmierak
Sebastian Klim
Maciej Kobalczyk
Irena Lewkowicz
Grzegorz Lindenberg
Wojciech Machajek
Pola Matuszewska
Ludmiła Mielczarek
John Moran
Robert Niżnik
Marcin Polak
Natalia Przybysz
Anna Raczkowska
Arkadiusz Rogoziński
Piotr Rogucki
Maciej Rychły
Rami Shaya
Piotr Starzyński
David Sypniewski
Krzysztof Szmytke
Aleksandra Ścibor
Maciej Trzebeński
Kamila Turkowska
Grzegorz Wierus
Piotr Witkowski
Grzegorz Woźniak
Jakub Wiewiórski
Barbara Zajączkowska
Krzysztof Zalewski
Stanisław Zaremba
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