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Janusz Orlik

"The Rite of Spring"

“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

direction: Janusz Orlik choreography: Joel Claesson, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik dance: Darren Anderson, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik artistic collaboration and light design: Joanna Leśnierowska technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski music: Igor Strawiński (performed by New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, 1958) production: Art Stations Foundation, 2011

Janusz Orlik, after graduating from ballet school in Warsaw became a student of Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (AT) dancing with x.IDA company. Since 2002 Janusz has been a regular member of Vincent Dance Theatre (GB). His own choreographic includes a.o. “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” and collaborated on and performed in “Reconstruction” by Joanna Leśnierowska. Next to performing, Janusz Orlik delivers dance workshops in various venues and dance schools in Poland and abroad.