direction, choreography, music arrangement: Janusz Orlik
original music: Matt Howden (Sieben)
sound and light: Łukasz Kędzierski
consultation: Joanna Leśnierowska
production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

Live on stage, a show about the stage and being an artist on stage. It is about artist’s choices, what is he doing, how he presents and sells himself. About being in the wrong place at the wrong time, about lacking ideas and having to many of them, about audience expectations, about doing too little and creating too much. About a song, a dance, a joke, a mockery and goofing around. About skills and a lack of them. About presentation and going overboard. About performance – seriously, live, on stage.

The show that raised the most emotions among the audience and with the apparent aim of which was to flirt and seduce the viewer, ostensible – because the artist only quotes recognizable conventions of winning the audience, known to theater and film for years, in order to actually use them perversely to convey a different message, regarding the truth about the actor and his life on stage. Even though the “truth” turns out to be quite bitter, the review of forms itself is a lot of fun. Orlik not only seduces and entertains the audience, but also leads them by the nose when, halfway through the performance, he brilliantly enacts its ending, and the audience believes him that this is the real finale. Orlik never loses the role of an actor-showman who will do everything to ensure and maintain the audience’s interest and sympathy. The thunderous applause makes him undisguisedly happy, but it’s just the pose he continues to play. The audience applauds, Orlik continues to clown, but it’s just a joke, and in a moment, after heavy applause, the dancer will present a choreography in which he expresses himself every day, without exaggerated emphasis or paraphrasing conventions.

Anna Królica, nowytaniec.pl, 4 maja 2009

„This is a perfect example of how impossible it is to satisfy audience expectations since it’s quite disappointing when it ends. But what we want may not be what he wants, he suggests, but he’ll keep on trying and we’ll be grateful for that.”

John Highfield (Sheffield Telegraph)
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