15 years of CHOREA Theatre

Tytuł: Anniversary Exhibition "15 years of CHOREA Theatre"

Creators: CHOREA Theatre (Poland)

Curator: Paweł Korbus


Date of the opening: 23.08.2019 / Friday /

Time of the opening: 6 pm

Place: Foyer in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz

Tickets: admission is free, no prior reservation

Viewers' age: no limitations



Polyphony of the artists "performs" CHOREA Theatre's history. It is going to be a story told from a subjective point of view and "from the inside". A story which, through its peculiar expression and language that constitutes it, will contain narratives on success and failure, commentaries on artistic decisions and their consequences for the group of artists as well as for CHOREA Theatre's image. The exhibition consists of short activities lasting for a few minutes. Each person invited to the project will be asked to create, in cooperation with the curator, his/her own performance based on a piece of a personal story that connects them to CHOREA Theatre. A formal way of performing will be individually discussed between an artist and the curator and it will come down to three categories - performance / live act at the exhibition space; video-performance / camera-targeted activities; other performative forms worked out between the moderator and an artist. The works will be displayed as screenings or will be performed directly at the exhibition space. Personal, individual statements of artistic nature will refer directly to the undertakings of CHOREA or will comment on chosen matters in an abstract way. Each piece of work will have an individual character and an independent artistic value.


Paweł Korbus - curator of the exhibition space. Visual artist, performer, video and installation artist, actor, set designer. He combines the techniques of working with voice and body with those of the visual arts. His interests involve organic and corporeal aspects, body under the influence of cultural influences, experiences and emotions, as well as mind-related spheres when in a state of uncertainty and in between contradictory needs subjected to cultural disciplines. As an artist he crosses geographical and social borders. He enters in and examines his own relations.

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).