(photo) Piotr Bedliński

Mute

a state of constant fear, uncertainty, threat, need and exclusion ... surrounded by events we are trying to make sense of and people we are no longer able to communicate with ... exhausted by being physically, emotionally and mentally provoked ... a world in which actions speak louder than words and words are no longer heard ... where we are not willing to see and are afraid to look

Five years after the premiere of “Insight” (2013), awarded with the best choreography at the Polish Dance Platform 2014, Janusz Orlik returns with another solo work soundtracked by a multi-talented Romanian composer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Catona, and asking: What is our part in the destruction of our relationships with each other?

“Intense stage presence” – theatre definition of actor’s fundamental “not yet expressive” level which characterizes the outstanding representatives of this profession and this vocation. And Orlik has it! (...) This theorizing, analyzing and “overthinking” about Orlik’s performance at the Poznań’s Słodownia is not so important to the power of his stage presence.

Juliusz Tyszka, teatralny.pl

I admit, I can’t figure out this phenomenon of how to combine delicate quality and strength so effectively.

Stanisław Godlewski, Gazeta Wyborcza

“Mute” is not “long-winded”. Its creator and performer screams of silence, his body is shouting. Mute seems to be saying: I am lonely, I am looking for some sense, I do not understand, I want to be understood, my words are in me...

Stefan Drajewski, Głos Wielkopolski

Janusz Orlik Mute (photo) Michał Andrzej Łuczak
(photo) Michał Andrzej Łuczak

directed, choreographed, performed and designed by Janusz Orlik music by Alex Catona light design Janusz Orlik, Łukasz Kędzierski technical realisation Łukasz Kędzierski production Janusz Orlik co-production Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Michał Łuczak funded by a scholarship grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage logologo

premiere

February 2nd, 2018

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

June 21st, 2018

Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival 2018
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

April 12th, 2019

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

May 3rd, 2019

3 du TROIS
TROIS C-L, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

May 19th, 2019

Polish Dance Network 2019
Centre for Culture in Lublin, Lublin, Poland

June 3rd, 2019

Polish Dance Network 2019
Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Kraków, Poland

June 6th, 2019

Polish Dance Network 2019
Regionalne Centrum Kultur Pogranicza, Krosno, Poland

November 23rd, 2019

Polish Dance Network 2019
Gdański Archipelag Kultury, Stacja Orunia, Gdańsk, Poland

December 3rd, 2019

Polish Dance Network 2019
Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland