Insight seeks to find physical and visual representations for emotional states of alienation from the surrounding reality. By placing the protagonist in the simultaneously realistic and metaphorical space of a stage which is dense with micro gestures, shadows and voices, the show confronts the inner and outer worlds, providing us with an insight into several ambiguous emotional states that are, nonetheless, familiar to us all. The powerful language of movement and image draws us into a tense journey into the labyrinth of the human body, which clashes, day after day, with the cacophony of the stimuli that surround it.
JANUSZ ORLIK is a dancer and choreographer, a graduate of the Secondary Ballet School, Warsaw, and of Brucknerkonservatorium, Linz, Austria. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Vincent Dance Theatre, Sheffield, UK. He combines his work in the United Kingdom with his solo career in Poland. He has performed in projects by Nigel Charnock, Ugo Dehaes, Peter Mik, Catherine Guérin and Rebecca Murga. Insight is yet another instalment of the nearly decade-long dialogue between Janusz Orlik and Joanna Leśnierowska. It is also Janusz’s third solo in the Old Brewery New Dance programme.
concept, movement: Janusz Orlik, Joanna Leśnierowska
performed by: Janusz Orlik
dramaturgy, light design: Joanna Leśnierowska
sound remix: Janusz Orlik
set design: Marta Wyszyńska
technical production: Łukasz Kędzierski
visual effects: Michał Łuczak
production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk