direction, choreography, set design, music arrangement: Janusz Orlik
cast: Mariusz Józefiak, Jarosław Kubiak, Antek Kurjata, Daniel Laskowski, Lidia Piskorska, Piotr Roszak, Magdalena Szalbierz, Mariusz Sztuba, Arkadiusz Żmijewski
costumes: Agnieszka Ostrowska in collaboration with artists
light design: Janusz Orlik, Arkadiusz Kuczyński, Jacek Raczkowiak
therapeutic care: Hanna Rynowiecka
translation into Polish Sign Language: Antek Kurjata, Aleksandra Mayer
production: ZAMEK Culture Centre

Main Prize of the 5th Edition of THE BEST OFF Competition for the best independent theater performance in 2022.

The performance was included in the monthly “Teatr” ranking: “The best in the 2022/2023 season” as the best dance performance.

We are standing in front of you. We are standing close to you, very close.
We are looking in your eyes.
We can hear you breathing.
We are breathing in your words.
We are waiting.
Our dream becomes reality.
Our everyday life an incomprehensible normality.
Some kind of internal, personal conflict of trust.
Be patient.

Tranquillo in Italian means calmly. This is a term used in musical notation to help the performer convey the mood of the piece.

In the subtle and contemplative “Tranquillo” the artists persist, things happen, they interpenetrate slowly. The artists, paradoxically calm, invite us into their world and give us, the viewers, a chance to be with them and look at their (un)ordinary everyday life.

In fact, it is a show about ourselves.

It is a performance suspended somewhere between emotion and impression, at the same time extremely specific, precisely composed and performed. Members of the WTZ “Przylesie” in Poznań under the leadership of Janusz Orlik dance their limitations and overcome them. But Tranquillo is not only an encounter with alternative motor skills of the performers – it is a deeply moving, beautiful work of art. Regardless of whether we treat it as dance, theater, off or mainstream.

Dominik Gac, Teatr

The success of “Tranquillo” is certainly due to the breath of fresh air, breaking the patterns that have accompanied us for so long. This lack of artificiality, combined with the neat intertwining of characters and people and perhaps also the “tranquillo” of the title, makes the performance radiate peace. There is no sense of the well-known rush, no urgent need to prove some abstract concept to an unspecified audience, no motive to teach a moral lesson. Nevertheless, something is proven. However, I will leave this abstract “something” to the consideration of the reader, whom I invite to become a viewer.

Agnieszka Stańczak (Krakowski Teatr Tańca)

Viewers about the show:

“Tranquillo stops and shakes the viewer out of chaos, inviting them to a world where peace and slow experience are important”
“Hypnotizing mystery and magic absorb and force reflection”
“In this performance, there is no judgment, no waiting for fireworks, it is a pure and noble absorption of scene after scene”

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