Janusz Orlik
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

 

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
 
Dates

Premiere
February 2nd, 2018

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland