Musical direction: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Cast: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Joanna Chmielecka, Hubert Domański, Joanna Filarska, Sandra Gierzek, Dominika Jarosz, Joanna Kłos, Milena Kranik, Dominika Krzyżanowska Gorzkiewicz, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Maciej Maciaszek, Dorota Porowska, Tomasz Rodowicz, Elina Toneva
Light and sound: Tomasz Krukowski
Premiere: 30.07.2011, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra Festiwal "Colours of Poland", Arkadia, Nieborow
CHOREA artists create a spectacular concert of ancient music. 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.