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Janusz Orlik MUTE

directed, choreographed, performed and designed by:
Janusz Orlik

composed by:
Alex Catona

technical realization:
Łukasz Kędzierski

Janusz Orlik

Art Stations Foundation
by Grażyna Kulczyk,
Michał Łuczak

Michał Łuczak

Funded by a scholarship grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Studio Słodownia +3

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Janusz Orlik Mute Rezydencja fot Micha uczak SM

a state of constant fear, uncertainty, threat, need and exclusion ... surrounded by events we are trying to make sense of and people we are no longer able to communicate with ... exhausted by being physically, emotionally and mentally provoked ... a world in which actions speak louder than words and words are no longer heard ... where we are not willing to see and are afraid to look

Five years after the premiere of “Insight”, awarded with the best choreography at the Polish Dance Platform 2014, Janusz Orlik returns with another solo work soundtracked by a multi-talented Romanian composer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Catona, and asking: What is our part in the destruction of our relationships with each other?

Janusz Orlik, after graduating from ballet school in Warsaw became a student of Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (AT). During his studies he became a founding member of x.IDA Dance Co. and performed in productions created by Olga Cobos, Peter Mika, Catherine Guérin, Rebekka Murgi, Nicole Caccivio, Charlotte Vincent. Since 2002 Janusz has been a regular member of Vincent Dance Theatre (GB). Simultaneously, Janusz creates his own choreographic works, including “Exérèse monobloc” (2004), “and thy neighbour as thyself” (2006), “Live on stage” (2008), “The Rite of Spring” (2011), “Insight” (2013). The latter given Special Award of The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland for Janusz Orlik and Joanna Leśnierowska for the best choreography granted as part of Polish Dance Platform 2014. In 2007 he performed in “nothing” by towarzystwo gimnastyczne and in 2009 in “Happy” by Nigel Charnock, in which he was also involved as choreographer's assistant. In 2010 he joined Kwaad Bloed Company (BE) performing in “Forces”. In 2011 he joined Nigel Charnock + Company (GB) to create new work “Ten Men”. In the same year he collaborated and performed in “Reconstruction” by Joanna Leśnierowska and in 2012 with Gary Clarke (GB) performing in “Horsemeat”. In 2013 he began a collaboration with Daniel Landau (IL). In 2014 he performed in “… (Rooms by the sea) from the series Exercises in Looking” by Joanna Leśnierowska, in “Unintended Consequences” by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, “Back to bone” by Rosalind Crisp and “Collective Jumps” by Isabelle Schad. In 2015 he performed in an excerpt of “Shirtology” by Jérôme Bel. In 2016 he worked as a movement director in “Ojczyzna” (Polish Theatre in Poznań), collaborated and performed in Polish-Brazilian production “Yanka Rudzka Project: Leavining”. Other works include “High heels” for the ballet ensemble of The Opera House in Kraków, “Alpha” for The Contemporary Dance Scene in Poznań, “Adagio” for the Musical Theatre in Poznań. As well as performing Janusz delivers dance workshops in various venues and dance schools in Poland and abroad. Scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland in 2011.

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