Janusz Orlik, "Mute"
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
“Intense stage presence” – theatre definition of actor's fundamental “not yet expressive” level which characterizes the outstanding representatives of this profession and this vocation. And Orlik has it! (...) This theorizing, analyzing and “overthinking” about Orlik’s performance at the Poznań’s Słodownia is not so important to the power of his stage presence.
Juliusz Tyszka, teatralny.pl
directed, choreographed, performed and designed by: Janusz Orlik
music by: Alex Catona
light design: Janusz Orlik, Łukasz Kędzierski
technical realisation: Łukasz Kędzierski
production: Janusz Orlik
co-production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Michał Łuczak
premiere: 2 February 2018, Old Brewery, Słodownia Studio +3, Poznań
duration: 45 minutes
Funded by a scholarship grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Janusz Orlik – dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. He graduated from the Warsaw Ballet School and continued his education at Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (Austria). Author of the following performances: Exérèse monobloc, a bliźniego swego jak siebie samego (Exérèse monobloc, And Thy Neighbour as Thyself), Live on stage, Święto wiosny (The Rite of Spring), Insight (for which he was granted the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award for the best choreography of the Polish Dance Platform 2014) and Mute. He co-operated with Vincent Dance Theatre, Joanna Leśnierowska, Nigel Charnock, Rosalind Crisp, Isabelle Schad, Ugo Dehaes. He also leads choreography workshops in numerous venues in Poland and abroad.print