concept and movement research: Janusz Orlik/Joanna Leśnierowska
performance: Janusz Orlik
dramaturgy and light design: Joanna Leśnierowska
sound remix: Janusz Orlik
set design: Marta Wyszyńska
technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski
visuals: Michał Łuczak
production: Art Stations Foundation

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.

“Insight” seeks to find a physical and visual representation for emotional states of alienation from the surrounding reality. By placing the protagonist in a simultaneously realistic and metaphorical space of a stage which is dense with micro gestures, shadows and voices, the show confronts the inner and outer world providing us with an insight into some ambiguous emotional states that are, nonetheless, familiar to us all. Translated into a powerful language of movement and image they draw us into a tense journey in the labyrinth of the human body that clashes, day after day, with the cacophony of the stimuli which surround it.

“Insight” is yet another instalment in the artistic dialogue between Janusz Orlik and Joanna Leśnierowska, which has been going on for almost a decade. It is also Janusz’s third solo in the Old Brewery New Dance programme.

The power of the piece lays in a focus on body movements derived directly from the smallest internal impulses (…) through almost an hour we penetrate complicated human inside observing varied emotions taking the control over dancers body evoking intense images-metaphors inviting to be read in multiple ways according to viewers sensitivity. For some INSIGHT might represent one day from a life of a man, for others it may be seen as a synthetic image of a human existence.

Marta Seredyńska, Didaskalia

Following Orlik’s specific movement , viewer falls almost into a hypnotic trans – dancer’s body clearly cut out from white stage background and draws in space surreal images open for individual interpretations.

Teresa Fazan, taniecpolska.pl

Acceleration and delay, tension and softness, extension and containment, stability and fluctuation, among other polarities, are used by the dancer in a very precise, nearly mathematical manner. The sensation is that every action performed by every single part of Orlik’s body is determined, from the breath to the blink of an eye, to the articulation of every joint. (…) Through the performer’s technical refinement, the viewer focuses on a sort of body geometry that, with its very expressive and creative angles, vectors, shapes and sinuosities, strikes us with the beauty of the images it creates.

Arlon Souza, VIVADANÇA Festival Internacional
  • 16 October 2016
    Skorohod, Petersburg,
  • 2 June 2016
    Terytoria Choreografii, The Rustaveli State Drama Theatre, Tbilisi,
  • 21 March 2016
    Terytoria Choreografii, Kijowski Akademicki Teatr Molody, Kijów,
  • 20 February 2016
    Terytoria Choreografii, Republikański Teatr Białoruskiej Dramaturgii, Mińsk,
  • 11 September 2015
    Nitka Festival 2015, fabrik Potsdam, Poczdam,
  • 5 September 2015
    Scena Tańca Studio, Kino Šiška, Lublana,
  • 15 December 2014
    Tydzień Performance, Laboratorium, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Warszawa, Poland
  • 8 November 2014
    Polska Platforma Tańca 2014, Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Lublin, Poland
  • 24 October 2014
    Tmuna Festival – Polish Israeli Dance Platform, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Awiw,
  • 25 June 2014
    Stary Browar Nowy Taniec na Malcie 2014, Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland
  • 24 April 2014
    VIVADANÇA, Teatro Vila Velha, Salvador da Bahia,
  • 18 April 2014
    Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Al Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque, Ramallah,
  • 24 March 2014
    Międzynarodowy Festiwal Tańca Współczesnego KRoki, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Kraków, Poland
  • 22 November 2013
    Maszyna Choreograficzna 2013, Muzeum Inżynierii Miejskiej, Kraków, Poland
  • 14 April 2013
    Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland
  • 3 March 2013
    Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland