“Le Chœur / The Chorus” Workshop led by Marta Górnicka |The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, CIFAS Brussels, Théâtre la Balsamine

Fabienne Loodts illustrated the workshop led by Marta Górnicka
Bring together a diversity of INDIVIDUALS creating one common body.
Work on a fringe of LANGUAGE/VOICE.
Build a BABEL TOWER of languages, discourses and voices.

The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, CIFAS in Brussels provides artists and cultural operators opportunities to develop their practice by meeting and confronting internationally renowned peers through workshops, artistic and participative local projects, symposiums and seminars.

Marta Górnicka invites artists of various fields: actors, singers, dancers, musicians, artists from different countries and speaking different languages, to create together a radical political statement around the subject of the CHORUS.
Using texts from newspapers, philosophical texts, ancient dramas, advertisements, pop songs, computer sounds or nursery rhymes proposed by participants, we will create a muli-language libretto and a new theatrical form, which will be an attempt to respond to the strengthening of neo-nationalistic discourse in Europe and the terror of contemporary language. A BABEL TOWER of languages, discourses and voices. The purpose will be to examine what happens between language and music, language and body/voice.


Marta develops technics of work and deepens critical strategies of work with the language/body in a concept of post-drama theatre chorus she created.

Together with the group CHÓR KOBIET The Chorus of Women, she has been working on performances in Warsaw since 2010. The birth of the group was accompanied by an idea to “regain female voice” and create a post-modern chorus theater – an esthetic, formal and ideological concept of theater, which merges western scene’s original strength of collective voice/body with contemporary critic of language as a tool of power.


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