Hive. Secret social life

Title: 'Rój. Sekretne życie społeczne / Hive. Secret social life'

Creators: Teatr CHOREA (Poland)

Direction: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki

Choreography: Magdalena Paszkiewicz

Scenario and dramaturgy: Wiktor Moraczewski

Music: Paweł Odorowicz

Stage design: Jolanta Królicka

Costumes: Karolina Burakowska

Light: Tomasz Krukowski

Sound: Marcin Dobijański

Visuals: Paweł Klepacz

Cast: Joanna Chmielecka, Anna Chojnacka, Barbara Cieślewicz, Ewa Otomańska, Dorota Porowska, Aleksandra Szałek, Aleksandra Ziomek, Antoni Kowarski, Paweł Odorowicz, Tomasz Rodowicz


Date: 01.09.2018 (Saturday)

Time: 6 pm

Place: Stage in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street

Tickets: 30 pln / 20 pln

Duration: 60 minutes (no intermissions)

Viewer's age: 6 +

Performance with audio description for blind and visually impaired people.


The performance "Hive. Secret social life" is a story about social roles, family ties, religious subordination, and love manipulation, which provide a source of in-depth knowledge about analogies between the human world and the world of bees. The protagonists of the show are participants in events showing the often hidden recesses of the human psyche, the heartbreaking tragedy of everyday life and the passion that gives strength to fight adversities.

The performance builds a story about extraordinary insects, about their unique and mysterious world, propagating respect for nature and care for human civilization.


CHOREA Theatre is a team of people - a dynamic and countless group of artists, performers, musicians, dancers, actors, theater practitioners and theoreticians. They create interdisciplinary artistic, educational and social projects: performances, concerts, workshops and spectacles. They use innovative, proprietary methods of work, going beyond the cultural mainstream. They direct its activities to adults, youth and children, including those who are constantly visiting the theater, those with difficult access to art and those seeking alternative activities in culture. In their work, they focus on team spirit, partnership activities, group dynamics, relationship building, body and voice awareness, musicality and discovering creative potentials.
CHOREA was founded in 2004 in Lublin, as a result of collaboration between two groups of performers. First group, 'The Ancient Orchestra', was developing musical and rhythmical work. Second group, 'Dances of the Labyrinth', was experimenting on movement and dance. Since 2004, before they found their residence in Lodz in 2007, they have been working in several locations. The company was first based in Naleczow, Srebrna Gora and Warsaw, they cooperated with Erthfall Dance Theatre in Cardiff (Wales). Since 2007 they established a permanent base in the city of Lodz, co-founding with Lodz Art Centre a cultural institution named Fabryka Sztuki (Art Factory) and they own an amazing industrial theatre spaces (for rehearsals, performances and workshops) situated in the 19th Century factories, named Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz.
During 14 years of activity CHOREA Theatre fully developed its educational and artistic work. CHOREA artists organized many international workshop sessions, transnational artistic projects, several editions of their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy and nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy, and created more than 40 theatre productions, performances, and concerts. In 2015 CHOREA artists recorded a musical album 'Lulabies' and published actors training handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'. CHOREA group collaborates with artists from all over the world: USA, Great Britain, Israel, Spain, India, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Syria, Japan, Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Georgia, Moldova, etc.
During last years CHOREA Theatre presented their performances, concerts and intensive workshop sessions all over the world. In 2009 CHOREA performed on International Meeting on Ancient Drama Festival in Delphi, (Greece). In 2010 we cooperated with Rosanna Gamson Worldwide Theatre in Los Angeles (USA). In 2011 we presented our work in Escena Contemporanea Festival in Madrid (Spain) and in Mayerhold Theatre Centre in Moscow (Russia). In 2012 we visited Stage Centre in Tel Aviv (Israel). In 2011, 2012 and 2013 we performed on Bharat Rang Mahotsav - the biggest international Theatre Festival in India. In 2014 and 2015 we showed our performances in Art Carnuntum Verein für Kunst Geschichte Theater Kultur Festival in Art Carnuntum (Austria). In 2015 we presented our work in Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and in Chisnau (Moldova). In 2015 and 2016 we performed in Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (Georgia). In 2017 we performed in Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and in St.Petersburg (Russia).

Janusz Adam Biedrzycki - actor, dancer, choreographer, theatre instructor. A graduate of the Faculty of Humanities, specialization: Cultural Studies, Folklore and Ethnology, Theater Studies and Film Studies at the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin. A graduate of Cultural Management at the Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audiovisual Arts of the University of Lodz. Co-founder and member of CHOREA Theatre Association. Graduate of 'Educator in the theater' course, organized by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw. He collaborates with neTTheatre in Lublin, Pinokio Puppet and Actor Theatre in Lodz, Cinema Theatre in Michalowice and Kana Theatre in Szczecin. Choreographer and co-director of performances: 'Roosteras, badgers and other goats' and 'Fall - PsychoSomaticGaym' monodrama. Originator and producer of the series of workshops completed by the 'The Ugly' performance. Scholar of the Ministery of Culture and National Heritage in 2010 and 2014 and scholar of the Office of the City of Lodz in 2013 and 2017. Initiator and executor of 'Vidomi' project and 'Vidomi-Continuation' project, which was a series of dance workshops with the participation of blind and visually impaired people, completed by two performances 'Vidomi' and 'The Darkness'. Co-author of a handbook 'Actors phisical training. From individual to group actions'. Experienced in leading theatre and dance workshops all over Poland and abroad.