CHOREA zaprasza na intensywne warsztaty

CHOREA Theatre Intensive Workshops

Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz

Intensive theatre workshops organized by CHOREA Theatre
27,28 February, 1 March 2015

Target group: The workshop is intended for professional actors, dancers, musicians, theatre instructors and for amateurs who are passionate about theatre, dance and music.

The workshop organized by CHOREA is based on intensive acting training. The workshop focuses on waking up the “organicity” of an actor, by working with body, dynamic movement, voice, musicality, rhythm, and on applying all these means of expression simultaneously into a singular, complete artistic act. The workshop will be also inspired by the concept of collective actor, based on intensive work with partner, and multidimensional - polyrhythmic and polyphonic - ways of working with the group.

CHOREA's method of work has two main qualities: intensity and risk - both physical and resulting from the necessity to transcend the limits of one's abilities. CHOREA workshop is moving beyond the presentation of techniques and teaching. The workshop leads to activate the creativity of the group and to create authentic, dynamic artistic event.

The programme of CHOREA workshop includes:

Dance workshop:
-intensive physical workout with elements of acrobatics, martial arts and contemporary dance techniques
-working with partner and space, learning how to support and secure the partners
-working on body awareness, group awareness and concentration
-working on dynamics and expression of movement, and on ability to improvise
-learning choreographies inspired by iconography of ancient myths and iconography of contemporary culture, combined with intensive work with rhythm and musicality

Voice workshop:
-developing natural vocal possibilities, opening the voice by using basic elements of vocal and breathing techniques
-activating body resonators, working on individual timbre and group sound
-working with semi-tones and complex harmonic consonances
-working on polyphonic songs from various folk traditions arranged by CHOREA musicians

Rhythm workshop:
-working with irregular rhythms
-activating the musicality of entire body
-working with the pulse of the group
-working with complex coordination and rhythmic exercises which incorporate simultaneous use of voice and movement

Workshop pricing: 350 PLN
Payment: until 20th February
Participants must cover their own travel, food and lodging expenses.
Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available on the premises.
Please attach CV with your application.


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Mahabharata - spektakl Teatru Kasba Arghya z Indii

Mahabharata - by Kasba Arghya Theatre, Kolkata

Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz

date: 4.02.2015
time: 18:00, 20:00
place: sala teatralna Art_Inkubatora w Fabryce Sztuki w Łodzi (budynek C), ul. Tymienieckiego 3
tickets: 20 PLN ulgowy / 25 PLN normalny

"Mahabharata” KASBA ARGHYA Theatre form Kolkata (India)

Direction: Manish Mitra
Duration: 1h. 40 min.

"Mahabharata" is a production based on the epic "Mahabharata". It is a story of life, love, and power. It is mostly non verbal with few connecting lines in English and Sanskrit. The physical narrative has been developed through the fusion of different traditional Indian dance forms like Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and traditional theatre forms like Kutiyattam and Yakshagana. The physical narrative is embedded in a musical base of traditional Indian music and rhythms. The production will be performed on February 2015 in Denmark in Odin Teatret in Holstebro, and in Poland: in CHOREA Theatre in Lodz, in Kana Theatre in Szczecin, and in Miejskie Centrum Kultury in Bydgoszcz.

Kasba Arghya is a theatre group based in Kolkata, India. The Director is Manish Mitra. Arghya focuses on folk and traditional elements of Indian culture and is in the process of developing a new theatre language though the implementation of those elements. Arghya is in a continuous search of the ethnic roots of the culture. Actors in Arghya are well trained in Kathakali, Kutiyattam and Kalari Payattu. They are trying to understand the actors body through this physical trainings and develope a new genre of physical narration.


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