Janet Thielke

Janet Thielke

Chorea

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Dance theater company Rosanna Gamson/World Wide (RGWW) and the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArtsTheater (REDCAT) invite the public to a free presentation of the work of acclaimed Polish theater group Stowarzyszenie Teatralne CHOREA (CHOREA Theatre Association) on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 3 pm, at REDCAT, 631 W. 2 nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Open seating, no reservations are necessary. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with the artists, including CHOREA’s Artistic Director Tomasz Rodowicz. CHOREA continues the work started by two groups in the Gardzienice Center of Theatrical Practice: The Ancient Orchestra and The Labyrinth Dance Formation. CHOREA’s own, unique method of work is based in uniting dance, music and lyrics in one organic action. After three years of intense exploration internationally, CHOREA found its permanent residence in historic Lodz and was instrumental in creating a new cultural center in the year 2007: Lodz’s Fabryka Sztuki (Art Factory). Members of CHOREA Theatre Association are here in the United States for the first time to collaborate on a new work with Los Angeles-based dance theater company Rosanna Gamson/World Wide. As part of that collaboration, CHOREA is conducting an intensive training with members of RGWW and invited local performers that has been taught in Eastern Europe, the UK, Greece, Germany, France and the Netherlands. With the goal of integrating voice, body, text and rhythm, the workshop is based on CHOREA’s international investigation of both ancient and contemporary theater forms. The physical training uses acrobatics, complex exercises in rhythm, partner and choral work, as well as singing and extended vocal techniques.

To view images from the performance, click below:

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Photos by Zbigniew Rabenda, Tomasz Krukowski and others.
Featuring company members Adam Biedrzycki, Anna Bogdanowicz, Monika Dabrowska, Hubert Domanski, Dominika Gorzkiewcz, Dominika Jarosz, Pawel Korbus, Malgorzata Lipczynska, Tomasz Krzyzanowski, Sean Palmer, Pawel Passini, Maria Porzyc, Tomasz Rodowicz, Elzbieta Rojek, Maciej Rychly, Barbara Songin, Katarzyna Tadeusz, Elina Toneva, Iga Zaleczna, Maciej Maciaszek, Julia Jakubowska.

What is ‘Devised Theatre’? 

“Devised theatre can be exceptional at highlighting underrepresented narratives in the world. Since everyone’s voice from the group is an integral component in the process, more perspectives get sifted through while collaborating.”

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