The chapter concerning Theatre Association 'Chorea' consists of the texts that provide the short glimpse at the three-year period of the Association's diverse activities. Though so young, the Association has its share in the history of its founders - the former actors of The Center for Theatre practices 'Gardzienice': Tomasz Rodowicz, Elzbieta Rojek and Dorota Porowska. The Association continues artistic work and research around the culture of Ancient Greece, that its founders begun in Gardzienice. The two main areas of interest and exploration are ancient Greek music and dance and the principle of choreia i. e. simultaneous use of dance, music and voice in performance. The first text by A. Bogdanowicz 'The Bulgarian 'Banica' with Cheese and Spinach. 'Turkish' Coffee and Vine Leaves, or on the Need for Experiencing the Different in the Theatrical Quest' is an impression after the group's journey to Bulgaria between May and June 2005. It is a subjective account of a few meetings with Bulgarian folk culture, witch were also a search for inspiration to theatre work with iconography and music of Ancient Greece. The text by T. Rodowicz (Why Antiquity, or the Condition of Europe; The Chorea Theatrical Society (2004-2006); Too Late - The 'Bulgaria-Balkan Epic' Project) - one of the founders of the Association concerns the origins of the Association and situates the phenomenon in the wider historical context and in the context of the personal experience of the author. The text is an attempt to sum up the hitherto achievements of the Association and sketch the plans for upcoming projects.
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