NEWS
2021

27.10.2021 STILL LIFE at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin/November 15. 2021. 

Nov. 15 2021 STILL LIFE A CHORUS FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE AND ALL OTHER LIVES, newest project of Marta Górnicka will be presented on the stage of Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.   Whose life counts as life? Whose life is still a life? Democratic societies are based on the segregation, digital control and exploitation of existences considered superfluous. […]

Essay by Luise Decaillet: Marta Górnicka’s GRUNDGESETZ: The chorus as Portrait and Proxy of Political Community

In the newest issue of Pamiętnik Teatralny you can read an essay by Luise Decaillet from University of Zurych: – Marta Górnicka’s GRUNDGESETZ: The chorus as Portrat and Proxy of Political Community. This text analyzes the function of the chorus in Marta Górnicka’s open-air production Grundgesetz (Berlin, 2018) in redefining the political community of “the […]

02.10.2021 Die Gewalt ist das politische Instrument unserer Zeit – interview with Patrick Wildermann, Tagesspiegel 28.09.

Patrick Wildermann in conversation with Marta Górnicka, Taggespiegel, 28.09.2021 “We are living in a really explosive moment. Inside the return of fascist fantasies and language. I feel more than ever that we are only separated from horror by a thin wall. Violence is the political instrument of our time.”

15.09.2021 Oct 16, 17 STILL LIFE AT Maxim Gorki Theater

Oct 16, 17 2021 STILL LIFE A CHORUS FOR ANIMAL,PEOPLE AND ALL OTHER LIVES, newest project of Marta Górnicka will be presented on the stage of Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Whose life counts as life? Whose life is still a life? Democratic societies are based on the segregation, digital control and exploitation of existences considered superfluous. Every […]

13.09.2021 THE THEATER IS A HOUSE OF HOPE – Arno Widmann in conversation with Marta Górnicka

Arno Widmann in conversation with Marta Górnicka about SONG OF ALL BEINGS, RE- INVENTED SOCIETY, a new technic of work with “post-pandemic chorus”, and controversies around Holocaust topic in STILL LIFE. “Now the chorus starts to breathe again but has also stopped speaking in literal sense. It lip-syncs, creates a new form of chorus theatre. […]

19.08.2021 04.09/ 05.09 STILL LIFE IN MAXIM GORKI THEATRE BERLIN

04.09 and 05.09.2021 STILL LIFE A CHORUS FOR ANIMAL,PEOPLE AND ALL OTHER LIVES, newest project of Marta Górnicka will be presented on the stage of Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Whose life counts as life? Whose life is still a life? Democratic societies are based on the segregation, digital control and exploitation of existences considered superfluous. Every […]

06.08.2021 Resurrection of the breathing Body. Virtuoso cacophony. Gunnar Decker writes in Neues Deutchland about Premiere of STILL LIFE in Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin

Resurrection of the breathing Body. Virtuoso cacophony: Marta Górnicka performance STILL LIFE at the Maxim Gorki Theater is a precise chorus evening with partial provocants and problematic theses. (eng) Auferstehung der Atmenden Körper. Virtuose Kakophonie: Marta Górnicka zeigt mit STILL LIFE am Maxim-Gorki-Theater einen präzisen Chor-Abend mit teilweise provokanten und problematischen Thesen. (de)  

31.07.2021 PREMIERE: STILL LIFE in Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, 31 July

STILL LIFE is a call for re-invented society. The chorus poses the question of how we can sustain and rebuild connections in an era of mass epidemic, mass digitalization and mass extinction. Digital song is combined with an ecstatic hymne of infinitive life, aiming to rebuild the common world through a chorus of all beings: humans […]

24.05.2021 WORKSHOP SESSION OF POLITICAL VOICE INSTITUTE: “RE_ BREATHING” 11-13 JUNE

The Political Voice Institute was launched in September 2019 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin as the continuation of an exploration of contemporary chorus theatre of Marta Górnicka. The institute is a workshop centre for the use of the collective voice/body and language. It is a social laboratory, which seeks to build open, diverse […]

23.05.2021 MAGNIFICAT AT RINGLOKSCHUPPEN ARK – virtual presentation and discussion 5-6 June

Virtual Presentation of MAGNIFICAT at RINGLOKSCHUPPEN ARK will be a part of Moving Borders a cooperation of 7 European partners. “The search for a political voice in Marta Górnicka theatre is always linked to the strength of the community. The energetic choirs that Górnicka stages exploit the full potential of the human voice. In Magnificat, the […]

16.01.2021 THE CHORUS OF THE ALIVE AND DEAD – Marta Górnicka in conversation with ARNO WIDMANN ABOUT PANDEMIC AND NEW PROJECT IN Maxim Gorki Theater: STILL LIFE

Marta Górnicka re-invented the chorus theatre in Warsaw Theatre Institute ten years ago as a grand aesthetic and political utopia spanning theatre and society. It’s designed to defy Covid as well. Marta Górnicka is speaking about the CHORUS in the time of pandemic and her new production STILL LIFE.  

15.01.2021 MAGNIFICAT AT International Theatre Festival Santiago A Mil in CHILE, Virtual Presentation January 18-24

MAGNIFICAT will be presented during the International Theatre Festival Santiago A Mil in CHILE. Virtual presentation will take place January 18-24.2021. MAGNIFICAT confronts the ideological and the esthetic power of the most sacred female image in the Church – the Virgin Mary – through a modern form of choral theater. “The revolutionary Chorus of Women revives the Greek […]