Tomasz Rodowicz directs the Chorea Theatre's performance of "The Songs of Euripides" at the Bharat Rang Mahotsava International Festival.
On the textual level, the performance "The Songs of Euripides" is created from the chorus parts of "The Bacchantes". The ancient chorus was translated into the language of modern theatre through gestures, dance and song. The primary rhythm of the Greek texts and ancient music provides a background for a contemporary polyphonic interpretation of the Dionysian myth centred around the actions of the bacchantes. Performed at the Corso di Polonia Festival in Rome and Ancient Drama Festival in Delphi, the show won the audience's acclaim and aroused interest among theatre circles.
Today, Bharat Rang Mahotsava Festival, organized by the National School of Drama, the leading theatre school in India, is the biggest festival of the theatre art in Asia. Every year, the festival gathers the most creative artists of India as well as guest from all over the world representing drama, musical, and dance theatres. Each time selected performances of the main part of the festival are shown in a different city to the audience living outside the capital. This year the 13th edition of the Bharat Rang Mahotsava Festival travels a distance of six thousand kilometres to Chennai.
The Chorea Theatre's production of "The Songs of Euripides" is the third Polish performance to be shown at the Bharat Rang Mahotsava Festival, following productions by Leszek Bzdyl and Paweł Passini. In India, Rodowicz will show a new version of the performance created during the Retro/Per/Spektywy Chorea Festival in Łódź 2010.The visit of the Polish ensemble in India is made possible due to the grant received from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City Council of Łódź.
"The Songs of Euripides"; translated by: Jerzy Łanowski; directed by: Tomasz Rodowicz; music: Maciej Rychły; musical setting and chorus conducted by: Tomasz Krzyżanowski; choreography: Teatr Chorea; light: Tomasz Krukowski; visualisation: Paweł Passini; costume design: Weselina Nikołow; cast: Dominika Krzyżanowska, Małgorzata Lipczyńska, Dorota Porowska, Katarzyna Tadeusz, Elina Toneva, Adam Biedrzycki, Hubert Domański, Paweł Korbus, Tomasz Krzyżanowski, Maciej Maciaszek, Tomasz Rodowicz. The show originally premiered September 1, 2007.