CHOREA Theatre since 2010, organizes their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy.
In 2015 and 2017 we also organized two editions of Nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy.
Our festival creates a space for theatre confrontations, an area for innovative theatre search, a platform for workshop meetings and an arena for discussions about changes in theatre of the 21st century. Each time we gather prominent international and Polish theatre artists and theatre groups, whose existence breaks the anachronistic divisions into the theatre of word, movement and music, returning the unbreakable unity - choreia - a life-giving foundation of theatre.
The International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy (RPS) is held cyclically since 2010 in Fabryka Sztuki at 3 Tymienieckiego Street in Łódź. Having the form of a festival, it offers the most attractive theatre and dance proposals from Poland and other parts of the world. The event can be charaterized by high professionalism of performers, uniqueness and coherence of the programme, availability to a wide and diversified audience, rich offer of workshops and meetings with eminent authors of theatre arts.
During last 12 years (throughout 8 editions of the Retroperspektywy Festival and 2 editions of the Perspektywy Festival) more then 130 performances and concerts as well as 50 workshops took place. 400 invited guests from more than 20 countries (including USA, India, Sweden, Great Britain, Norway, Portugal, Belarus) showed up at our venue along with 35.000 spectators and participants. We want to consistently continue with our development, which has been occurring for a couple of years now, and organize yet another edition of the international festival to invite outstanding artists with their theatre, dance and music performances. We will make it possible for the audience to take part in the World of Theatre whose main aim is a discourse on contemporary reality as well as a search for original means of artistic expression. Long-time consistency of getting through to various social groups (intellectuals, people from underserved communities, elderlies, students, youth, families with children) and building festival audience development contributed to the event being popular and widely recognized on the cultural map of Łódź. Festival goes beyond regular undertakings of CHOREA Theatre and it allows to put on performances by Polish and international artists who deal with the art of theatre and dance. It is an excuse and an extraordinary chance for performances that CHOREA Theatre co-creates with international theatres and artists. An important idea, that promotes the festival from the very beginning, is creating a bridge between searching novices and stage masters, between tradition and avant-garde.
More info: www.retroperspektywy.com/en