Insight seeks to find a physical and visual representation for emotional states of alienation from the surrounding reality. By placing the protagonist in a simultaneously realistic and metaphorical space of a stage which is dense with micro gestures, shadows and voices, the show confronts the inner and outer world providing us with an insight into some ambiguous emotional states that are, nonetheless, familiar to us all. Translated into a powerful language of movement and image they draw us into a tense journey in the labyrinth of the human body that clashes, day after day, with the cacophony of the stimuli which surround it.

Insight is yet another instalment in the artistic dialogue between Janusz Orlik and Joanna Leśnierowska, which has been going on for almost a decade. It is also Janusz’s third solo in the Old Brewery New Dance programme.

concept and movement research: Janusz Orlik/Joanna Leśnierowska
performance: Janusz Orlik
dramaturgy and light design: Joanna Leśnierowska
sound remix: Janusz Orlik
set design: Marta Wyszyńska
technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski
visuals: Michał Łuczak
production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Financed with the funds of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
"The power of the piece lays in a focus on body movements derived directly from the smallest internal impulses (…) through almost an hour we penetrate complicated human inside observing varied emotions taking the control over dancers body evoking intense images-metaphors inviting to be read in multiple ways according to viewers sensitivity. For some INSIGHT might represent one day from a life of a man, for others it may be seen as a synthetic image of a human existence."
Marta Seredyńska, Didaskalia
"Following Orlik’s specific movement , viewer falls almost into a hypnotic trans – dancer’s body clearly cut out from white stage background and draws in space surreal images open for individual interpretations"
Teresa Fazan, www.taniecpolska.pl
"Acceleration and delay, tension and softness, extension and containment, stability and fluctuation, among other polarities, are used by the dancer in a very precise, nearly mathematical manner. The sensation is that every action performed by every single part of Orlik’s body is determined, from the breath to the blink of an eye, to the articulation of every joint.
(…) Through the performer’s technical refinement, the viewer focuses on a sort of body geometry that, with its very expressive and creative angles, vectors, shapes and sinuosities, strikes us with the beauty of the images it creates."
Arlon Souza, www.festivalvivadanca.com.br
Dates

Premiere
March 3rd, 2013, Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

November 22nd, 2013, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Cracow, Poland

March 24th, 2014, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
International Festival of Modern Dance KRoki

April 24th, 2014, Teatro Vila Velha, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
VIVADANÇA

April 14th, 2013, Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

April 18th, 2014, Al Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque, Ramallah, Palestine
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival

June 25th, 2014, Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland
Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival 2014

October 24th, 2014, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tmuna Festival - Polish Israeli Dance Platform

November 8th, 2014, Centre for Culture in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Polish Dance Platform 2014