Premiere of the performance „Gold thread” (Poland)
Creators: CHOREA Theatre - Senior and Youth Group
Direction and choreography: Creative collective - Magdalena Paszkiewicz, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Wiktor Moraczewski
Music: Josef Grabowski
Costumes: Kinga Kubiak
Stage design: Kinga Kubiak, Janusz Adam Biedrzycki
Vocal preparation: Anna Przybyt
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Cast: Barbara Całka-Lisek, Lucyna Przybylska, Halina Kaczorowska, Jolanta Szydłowska, Natalia Arabska, Zosia Kędra, Barbara Zaborowska, Grażyna Kołtunik, Magdalena Knyt, Aleksandra Ziomek, Jolanta Słomińska, Kamila Biedrzycka, Iga Kwintkiewicz, Paulina Ochman
Production: CHOREA Theatre, Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Premiere: 27.08.2022, International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy
Date: 27.08.2021 / Saturday
Time: 6 pm
Place: Room A_22, Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
Admission: free, prior booking of free-entrance passes is required
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermissions)
Viewers' age: 12+
Performance will be interpreted into Polish Sign Language (PJM)
After the event we invite the viewers to a meeting and discussion with the artists
The discussion will be held in Polish
DESCRIPTION OF THE PERFORMANCE:
“Gold thread” is not a performance. It is a meeting of people who are separated by a generation gap. It is a meeting about relations and how scratches and cranks in our lives shape us anew and get noble shades. It makes us stronger and prettier. There is nothing wrong in evanesence, it's a natural part of our life. Some of us, wishing to become more perfect, struggle every day with continuous challenges. When we trip over, when we fall apart into million pieces, it is the ‘’gold thread” that helps us to stand up again, to glue back again. We can learn and become anew, with a new experience, with a new gold binder. We are trying to discover our heart, soul of the universe, however, sometimes such a drive after invisible aim, causes a fall. Too fast, too easy…
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
CHOREA Theatre - a thriving, uncountable and unpredictable group of artists, performers, musicians, dancers, actors, practitioners, theatre and drama theorists. We create interdisciplinary artistic, educational and social projects: concerts, workshops and performances. We employ innovative, original work methods, going beyond the cultural mainstream. We direct our work, projects, actions and activities to: adults, youth and children, those who are regular theatre-goers, those with limited access to art, and those looking for alternative cultural initiatives. We put emphasis on team-building, joint cooperation, partnership, group dynamics, interrelations, the awareness of body, voice and musicality in our work.
CHOREA Theatre was founded in 2004 in Lublin, as a result of collaboration between two groups of performers. First group, 'The Ancient Orchestra', was developing musical and rhythmical work. Second group, 'Dances of the Labyrinth', was experimenting on movement and dance. Since 2004, before they found their residence in Lodz in 2007, they have been working in several locations. The company was first based in Naleczow, Srebrna Gora and Warsaw, they 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 (Art Factory) and they own an amazing industrial theatre spaces (for rehearsals, performances and workshops) situated in the 19thCentury factories, named Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz.
During 17 years of activity CHOREA Theatre fully developed its educational and artistic work. CHOREA artists organized many international workshop sessions, transnational artistic projects, their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy and nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy, and created more than 60 theatre productions, performances, and concerts. In 2015 CHOREA artists recorded a musical album 'Lullabies' and published actors training handbook 'Actors physical training. From individual to group actions'. In 2020 we recorded our second musical album "Gilgamesh" - concert for a choir, jazz trio and string quartet. 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, Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, etc.
During last years CHOREA Theatre presented their performances, concerts and intensive workshop sessions all over the world. In 2009 CHOREA performed on 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 Meyerhold 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 Chisinau (Moldova). In 2015 and 2016 we performed in Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (Georgia). In 2017 we performed in Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and in St.Petersburg (Russia). In 2018 we visited Baerum Kulturhus and sandvika Teater in Oslo (Norway), we leaded an intensive workshop session, in terms of "Polish Theatre Days” during II International Theatre Festival TheATRIUM 2018 in Drama Theatre in Klaipeda (Lithuania), performed in Danube Bend Theatre in Vac (Hungary) in terms of V4 Festival and Theatre Meeting 2018, and performed on Festivalul International de Teatru Pentru Publicul Tanar in Iasi (Romania). In 2019 we visited NUKU Theatre in Tallinn (Estonia), where we performed on Visual Theatre Festival NuQ Treff, and again performed in Danube Bend Theatre in Vac (Hungary) in terms of V4 Festival and Theatre Meeting 2019. In 2020 we leaded intensive workshop session in Akademija za umjetnost i kulturu, in Osijek (Croatia), and leaded a big international online project 'Ukraine - Poland: The borderland of theatre cultures' in Lviv and Kiev (Ukraine). In 2021 we leaded intensive workshop sessions at the Akademija za umjetnost i kulturu / The Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek and at the Academy of Dramatic Art / Academy of Fine Arts / Academy of Music in Zagreb (Croatia). We also leaded big international project 'Schulz-Grotowski: przekraczanie granic', in terms of which we leaded workshops and performed in Lviv (Ukraine).
Janusz Adam Biedrzycki - actor, dancer, choreographer, director, theatre instructor and coach. A graduate of the Faculty of Humanities, specialization: Cultural Studies, Folklore and Ethnology, Theatre 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 theatre' course, organized by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw. Awarded with the scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010 and 2014 and scholar of the Office of the City of Lodz in 2013 and 2017. Co-author of a textbook titled "Actors physical training. From individual to group actions" (2015), developed in cooperation with the Leon Schiller National Film School in Łódź with the support of Music and Dance Institute. Theatre leader and workshop instructor in the international educational project „TAKE OVER: Seeing young audiences through young people’s eyes” (2015-2017), within the framework of the European Commission’s programme of “Creative Europe” with the participation of British Council. He collaborates with: neTTheatre in Lublin, Pinokio Puppet and Actor Theatre in Lodz, Cinema Theatre in Michalowice and Kana Theatre in Szczecin, Kerning Theatre in Minsk, Earthfall Dance Company form Wales, Teatr Limen in Warsaw, Teatr „A3”, occupational therapy workshops in Świdnik, Social Integration Association, J.J.Lipski University of Science and Technology in Teremiski, Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek (Croatia), University of Warsaw (Theatre education), Poleski Ośrodek Sztuki (Erasmus+ international project, B.I.G.D.E.A.L.), Butoh master Kan Katsurą (Japan), choreographer and dancer Robert Hayden (USA), and director Dara Weinberg (USA). He has been continually running The Youth Theatre Group under the auspices of CHOREA Theatre since 2014. Experienced in leading theatre and dance workshops all over Poland and abroad. Co-choreographer, co-director and actor in performances: "Roosters, badgers and other goats" (2010), and "Fall - PsychoSomaticGaym" monodrama (2010). Creator and producer of the series of workshops completed by the "The Ugly" performance (2013), created with the participation of youth at the risk of social exclusion. Creator, director and producer 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" (2014) and "Darkness. What is hidden" (2017). Originator and director of the performance „The Hive. Secret social life” (2018), created within the framework of the theatre workshop series for the blind and people with visual impairments. Co-creator of the choreography of the performance "Hamlets Case Study" (2017), directed by Waldemar Raźniak and created in cooperation with Teatr CHOREA and National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. Director of performances: "Right here. Right now" (2019), and “iGeneration?" (2020) performed by the youth theatre group. The project originator and coordinator: „Jak w ulu!” (the series of educational and integration, interdisciplinary workshops organised for the blind and people with visual impairments as well as young animators from the Łódź area, 2018), and three editions of “Laboratorium Kreatywnego Działania” (the series of interdisciplinary training sessions and workshops on theatre studies for teachers, cultural animators, senior citizens and youth, 2019, 2020, 2021).
Wiktor Moraczewski -cultural and theatre expert and teacher, graduate of Cultural Studies and Theatre Studies at the University of Lodz (Theatre in Contemporary Culture, Department of Drama and Theatre). Between the years 2014-2017 he cooperated with Górna Culture Centre in Lodz, where he co-organized, participated and developed Polish and international projects - like 'Radar' (2017), created by a method of Sensory Labyrinth 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. Between the years 2015-2018 he cooperated 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. His involvement with the Institute spanned onto the preparation of the photo exhibition entitled “7.15 p.m.” within the framework of ”"(m)Łodzi” project. The exhibition was part of his BA dissertation („Teatr 7.15 of Grand Hotel in Łódź. Project description”), written under the supervision of professor Małgorzata Leyko. The dissertation covered the history of theatres located in the Grand Hotel of Łódź. The second part of this exhibition was presented in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki duringThe National Theatre Festival Perspektywy 2017: Theatre - the avant-garde in action, and also during the 3rd Congress of Polish Theatre Studies Society. Has been working with Teatr CHOREA in Łódź since 2017 on various artistic, educational and social initiatives. And so he dedicated his MA thesis to this theatrical group (“Fifteen years of Teatr Chorea. The operation between the years 2004-2019”). He was the scriptwriter of the following performances staged for CHOREA Theatre: "Darkness. What is hidden"(directed by Janusz Adam Biedrzycki and Magdalena Paszkiewicz, created with the participation of youth with visual impairments, 2017), “The Hive. Secret Social life” (performance meant for children, youth and adults, 2018), “iGeneration?”(the performance with the participation of Youth Theatre Group, 2020). As an directors assistant and actor he participated in the performance of “Tragedy of John” (production of CHOREA Theatre and Warsaw Theatre Association, 2018, directed by Waldemar Raźniak). He was also an animator at the theatrical and literature workshops within the framework of “Jak w ulu!” educational and integration project (CHOREA Theatre, 2018) “Laboratorium Kreatywnego Działania” educational project (CHOREA Theatre, 2019, 2020, 2021). In his role of a theatre teacher he has cooperated with pre-schools and schools of the Łódź area. Between the years 2019-2020 he cooperated with the Teachers’ Club in Łódź where he conducted classes in theatre and literature studies meant for teachers. Since the beginning of his studies he has been very active as a critic of festival magazines published during the following theatre events: Łódzki Festiwal Szkół Teatralnych and Ogólnopolski Festiwal Teatru Młodych „Dziatwa”. He published his texts in the following Łódź newspapers - “Kalejdoskop” and “Dziennik Łódzki”. He is the co-author of the publication on 15 years of CHOREA Theatre.
Magdalena Paszkiewicz - dancer, choreographer, Master of Physics, Doctor of Economics, modern dance instructor, senior lecturer at PWSZ (State College of Applied Sciences) in Skierniewice. Head of PRO Dance Theatre at Lodz Community Centre (since 1998 she has been connected with PRO Dance Theatre as a dancer). Major premieres, direction, co-choreography and dance: "Border Line" 2007 (directorial debut), "Roboczogodziny, czyli Kobiecość Krańcowa" / ”Man-hours, that is Extreme Femininity” 2009, "Historie być może prawdziwe" / ”Stories That Might be Real” 2012, "Wióry lecą!" / ”Breaking eggs!” 2012, "Pokojówki" / ”Maids” 2013. Actress of the Theatre of Several People. Premieres: directed by M. Glinkowski: "Słowa pomieszane ze snami" / ”Words Mingled with Dreams” (based on prose poetry by Zbigniew Herbert) 2010; "Orfeusz" / ”Orpheus” (stage adaptation of a poem by Czesław Miłosz ”Orpheus and Eurydice” and texts by Virgil, Herbert and R.M.Rilke) 2012. Director and choreographerof CHOREA Theatre performances: ”Vidomi” (2014), “Brzydal” / ”The Ugly” (2013), monodrama “Upadek. Psycho-Somatic-Gaym” / ”Fall. Psychosomatic-Gaym” (2010), ”Ciemność. To co jest ukryte” / ”Darkness. What is Hidden” (2017), ”Rój. Sekretne życie społeczne” / ”The Hive. Secret Social Life” (2018). Creator of choreographic workshops for blind and visually impaired teenagers during such projects as ”Art-Impulsy” / ”Art-Impulses” (2014), “Vidomi-Kontynuacje” / ”Vidomi-Continuation” (2015). Dance instructor in the project ”Jak w ulu!” / ”As in Hive!” (2018). Workshop instructor in two editions of educational and artistic project "Laboratorium Kreatywnego Działania” / ”Laboratory of Creative Actions", led by CHOREA Theatre.
Przedsięwzięcie jest realizowane dzięki środkom otrzymanym w ramach stypendium artystycznego Miasta Łodzi.
Wydarzenie realizowane w ramach programu Przestrzenie Sztuki Łódź - Teatr 2022.
Projekt "Przestrzenie Sztuki" jest finansowany ze środków Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, realizowany przez Instytut Muzyki i Tańca oraz Instytut Teatralny im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego.
Projekt "Przestrzenie Sztuki" dofinansowano ze środków budżetu państwa.
Projekt "Przestrzenie Sztuki" dofinansowano ze środków Urzędu Miasta Łodzi.