Having graduated from the Ballet School in Warsaw Janusz Orlik studied at Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (AT) where he danced with the x.IDA ensemble. Since 2002 he has been a regular member of the Vincent Dance Theatre (UK). His own works include Exérèse monobloc (2004), and thy neighbour as thyself (2006), Live on stage (2008), The Rite of Spring (2011) and Insight (2013). In 2007 he took part in nic by towarzystwo gimnastyczne (PL). In 2009 he performed in Nigel Charnock’s Happy and was also the choreographer’s assistant. A year later he joined Ugo Dehaes’ group, Kwaad Bloed (BE) with whom he performed in Forces. In 2011 he joined Nigel Charnock + Company (UK) to create new work Ten Men. Also in 2011 he contributed to the creation of and performed in Joanna Leśnierowska’s Reconstruction (PL) and in 2012 in Gary Clarke’s Horsemeat (UK). In 2013 he began a collaboration with Daniel Landau (IL) Reside 2.1: Man in Mall. In 2014 he performed in “… (Rooms by the sea)” by Joanna Leśnierowska, in “Unintended Consequences” by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil and in “Back to bone” by Rosalind Crisp. Other works include “High heels” for the ballet ensemble of The Opera House in Kraków, “Alpha” for The Contemporary Dance Scene in Poznań, “Adagio” for the Musical Theatre in Poznań.Apart from performing and choreographing Janusz Orlik also delivers dance workshops in dance schools and other educational institutions in Poland and abroad.


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