Janusz Orlik
and thy neighbour as thyself

This performance is not representing a linear story told from beginning to the end. It is meant to be a discourse on the borders of our acts and emotions.

What can we sacrifice for being loved or to love others? How do we perceive ourselves and how do the others perceive us? What do we feel saying things we shall never speak out? How to speak to express emotions successfully enough? Is turning the other cheek not the best solution?

The solo is an expression of freed emotions, unconscious provocations, lack of consequence and stubbornness in actions.

I'm hurt, I fall to the ground,
I give you my hand to stand up.
I stand on the ground, I stand face to face,
I look for a help, sometimes I get that.
I look for support, sometimes they don't turn away.
I miss love but I always know where to look for it.
When others miss it, I cannot give a lot.
I want to be listened to, I do not listen to the others,
I'd like to be myself, sometimes I pretend,
I respect the others
… and thy neighbor as thyself

choreography and performance: Janusz Orlik
artistic collaboration: Michał Łuczak
soundtrack: Nick Cave / Warren Ellis, Max Richter, The Jules Maxwell Project, Sigur Rós, Antony And The Johnsons
residency performance commissioned by Kulczyk Foundation presented as part of Solo Project
curator: Joanna Leśnierowska

June 17th, 2006

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

June 18th, 2006
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

July 1st, 2006
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland
Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival 2006

November 15th, 2006
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

April 23rd, 2007
Teatr Mały, Tychy, Poland
Tyskie Spotkania Teatralne

May 23rd, 2007
CCL, Linz, Austria

May 26th, 2007
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

November 24th, 2007
Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Kraków, Poland
Krakowskie Spotkania BaletOFFowe