choreography and dance
Joel Claesson, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik
artistic collaboration, light design
light and sound
Igor Stravinsky (New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein, 1958)
Art Stations Foundation, 2011
“Tackling »The Rite of Spring« is a challenge in itself. Janusz Orlik met this challenge with so much vigor as to exploit fully the potential of both dance and music.”
Marta Kula, nowytaniec.pl
“We see the dancers make a sacrifice of themselves to the audience but what comes to the forefront, perhaps even to the point of being self-sufficient, is their mutual interaction. Their sacrifice comes about through this interaction.”
Julia Hoczyk, Didaskalia
“Orlik’s choreography is full of fine virtuosity mixed with all-pervasive eroticism, vitality and charm.”
Witold Mrozek, dwutygodnik.com
Dom Czapski, originally trained in ballet and modern dance at the IFPro Danse in Paris. After some freelance and company work in France, Dom furthered his dance training at Laban. In 2009, he joined the Van Huynh Company with which he has toured internationally. He assisted in the restaging of “Collision” in 2010 for Dance United, and in Dam Van Huynh’s recent residency in Hong Kong, where he also worked with Cho Yi (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre), and Hook Dance Theatre. Dom has since made a short work entitled “Five” for Adugna Community Dance Theatre in Addis Ababa, commissioned by Dance United UK, and has most recently premiered a new solo entitled “Sea of Love” at Cloud Dance Festival in London.
Nicholas Keegan grew up in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, where he took ballet classes from a young age with Dorothy Stevens, becoming a Senior Associate of the Royal Ballet School. He graduated from Rambert School in 2008 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance having worked with Mark Baldwin, Robert Cohan and Kerry Nicholls. He then joined Verve, the Post-Graduate Company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Where he achieved a Distinction Post-Graduate Diploma working with Jennifer-Lynne Crawford, Fillip Van Huffel, Milan Kozánek, Rachel Krische, and Glen Wilkinson. He has twice worked with Tiia Ourilla, Andile Sotiya and Douglas Thorpe on their Leeds-based summer project; RODA, a collective of professional dancers committed to research and development. He has also been an apprentice dancer with Douglas Thorpe’s Mad Dog’s Dance Theatre and has worked for Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds and toured extensively with ACE Dance and Music as well as working on projects for numerous festivals including Warwick University’s Season of New Work in collaboration with The Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s Dance Umbrella, Brighton Festival, and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Nicholas has recently been developing his own choreographic work with his company DankDance.
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). 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. 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 Ministry of Culture and National Herritage in 2011.
Funded by a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Herritage
Realised with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland