CHOREA. Night of Music

Title: Premiere of concert "CHOREA. Night of Music'" / "CHOREA. Noc Muzyki"

Creators: CHOREA Theatre (Poland) and invited Guests

Music director: Tomasz Krzyżanowski

Leader of the concert: Tomasz Rodowicz


CHOREA Theatre Choir: Elizabet Araj, Maciej Bednarek, Joanna Chmielecka, Jacek Czapnik, Hubert Domański, Aleksandra Endzelm (guest), Anna Fijałkowska, Joanna Filarska, Zuzanna Gieras, Sandra Gierzek, Katarzyna Haniszewska, Julia Hołówko, Michalina Jędrzejczak, Majka Justyna, Marcin Kobyliński, Edyta Kranik, Milena Kranik, Ewa Łukasiewicz (guest), Anna Przybyt, Anna Redlin, Aleksandra Rutowicz, Marta Sterna, Aleksandra Szałek, Anna Sztajnborn, Elina Toneva, Paulina Tralewska, Alicja Tranda, Katarzyna Wadas, Jacek Witych 

String Quartet Befane: Kamila Wójcicka Maciaszczyk (violin), Małgorzata Kwaśniak (violin), Małgorzata Sielatycka Sobczyk (viola), Zofia Łęczycka (chello)

Viola: Paweł Odorowicz

Guitar: Maciej Staniecki

Percussion: Hubert Zemler

Double bass: Wojciech Traczyk

Piano: Kuba Pałys

Trumpet: Maciej Maciaszek


Date: 23.08.2019 / Friday /

Time: 9:30 pm

Place: Glass Hall / Room C_101 in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz

Tickest: admission is free, prior reservation of seats is required

Duration: no limitations

Viewers' age: no limitations



"CHOREA. Noc Muzyki" / "CHOREA. The Night of Music" is a concert lasting a few hours, an event with audience active participation. It draws on CHOREA Theatre and CHOREA Theatre Choir most important achievements from the past 15 years. Noc muzyki (en. the night of music) is an event extraordinary from many angles and its form is going to resemble a symposium at which music, tales, food and wine will all mix. Some of the tracks will be arranged so that the audience would be able to be creative and take part in the concert and perform vocal, rhythmic, body percussion and even dance pieces. The concert will be performed by the artists from the CHOREA Theatre, musicians associated with the Theatre, CHOREA Theatre Choir and invited guests.


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 19th Century factories, named Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz.
During 15 years of activity CHOREA Theatre fully developed its educational and artistic work. CHOREA artists organized many international workshop sessions, transnational artistic projects, several editions of their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy and nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy, and created more than 40 theatre productions, performances, and concerts. In 2015 CHOREA artists recorded a musical album 'Lullabies' and published actors training handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'. 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, 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 Mayerhold 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 Chisnau (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). 

CHOREA Theatre Choir - (before The Great Choir of Young Chorea) is a musical and vocal band, which was founded in summer 2011 in CHOREA Theatre in Lodz during the preparations of "Oratorium Dance Project". This is a group of music enthusiasts, which are different in age, experience, interests and backgrounds, but the have one great common passion for music and singing.

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.

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'.