We Are All Gods
The experience of acting and directing Tomasz Rodowicz led him over the years to realize the idea of Choreia, a combination of singing, words and movement in one stage work. Invited to cooperate with the Polish Dance Theater, he wanted to share this experience with the theater located also between different disciplines and until now combining mainly word and movement in their performances.
This time, the creative process began differently - from song, from work on the voice, from learning ancient Greek words of tragedy and hymns, and from capturing the music of ancient choirs. It began with a journey to the inspiration for Ancient Greece and Mediterranean myths, constituting our culture. Ancient Greek songs set the first rhythm of search and were the stimulus to create a narrative layer of the spectacle „We are all Gods” being a compilation of several texts of ancient culture, which includes the Delphian anthem, fragments from Sophocles Antigone, Orestes, Iphigenia, and Euripides’ Bacchae, and the Orphic anthem - now arranged musically by Tomasz Krzyżanowski. The exception are two songs - Katolophyromai taken from
with Orestes and Metemoi from Iphigenia, which are musical relics derived from the original ancient records of musical tragedies.
This antique feature close to Rodowicz’s style can be seen on several levels of the performance, first of all a collective hero resembling a Greek choir - after all, he recalls through the songs conflicts of characters who opposed the gods once, sometimes unable to experience relief. The contemporary conflict is shifting towards an internal tear and travel, which everyone must do alone, and we find divinity in a meeting with another human being. This divine-human, human-human and our internal conflict marks the path that needs to be taken so that what burned out can be reborn, entering into the idea of eternal return.
Iwona Pasińska invited Tomasz Rodowicz to initiate the jubilee year of the 45th anniversary of the Polish Dance Theater, and Tomasz Rodowicz invites us to the symbolic roots of our culture.
artists - dancers: Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Volodymyr Makovskyi, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong
artists – musicians:
jazz quartet: Andrzej Konieczny, Krzysztof Baranowski, Kacper Krupa, Jakub Miarczyński
string quartet: Kinga Dobryniewska, Michalina Matias, Jan Bałaban i Szymon Walenciak
sound service support:
stage service support:
Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski