Antiquity / Trans / Formation

Reconstruction and adaptation of ancient Greek music: Maciej Rychły
Musical arrangement: Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Maciej Maciaszek
Music direction: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Choreography: Iga Załęczna, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Visuals: Maria Porzyc
Musicians: Krzysztof Brzeziński - piano, Sebastian Klim - bass, Maciej Maciaszek - trumpet, Kuba Michalski - French horn, Bartek Stępień - percussion, Patryk Wagner - sxophone, Piotr Zawada - trombone
Choir: Joanna Chmielecka, Dominika Jarosz, Dominika Krzyżanowska Gorzkiewicz, Katarzyna Tadeusz, Elina Toneva, Dorota Porowska, Hubert Domański, Sean Palmer, Paweł Passini, Tomasz Rodowicz
Premiere: 15.08.2010, Retroperspectives Festival, Klub Wytwornia, Lodz

CHOREA artists create a spectacular concert of ancient music, entwined with impulsive body movements that give rise to an inseparable unity. 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.

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