Janusz Orlik
The Rite of Spring

Joel Claesson: started his dance training in Sweden, during his first degree at Pederskrivare Gymnasium, Sweden - Aesthectic Studies: Dance, he danced for choreographers like Ivo Cramér and Carl Olof Berg. After finishing he joined the BA(Hons) course at Laban Dance Centre, where he finished with a 1st in 2009.

Since 2008 he has danced and worked with several different choreographers and companies such as, Wayne Sables Project, Blauba, Leila McMillan Dance Company, Gary Lambert, Liz Alpe, Marina Collard and Kerry Nicholls.

He is currently a member of the Van Huynh Company. During 2009 - 2010 he was mentored by Dam Van Huynh and preformed such works as "Mural Studies" and "Sudden Change of Event".

Nicholas Keegan: grew up in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, where he took ballet classes from a young age with Dorothy Stevens, becoming a Senior Associate of the Royal Ballet School. He graduated from Rambert School in 2008 with a First Class BA(Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance having worked with Mark Baldwin, Robert Cohan, and Kerry Nicholls.

He then joined Verve, the Post-Graduate Company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Where he achieved a Distinction Post-Graduate Diploma working with Jennifer-Lynne Crawford, Fillip Van Huffel, Milan Kozánek, Rachel Krische, and Glen Wilkinson.

He has twice worked with Tiia Ourilla, Andile Sotiya, and Douglas Thorpe on their Leeds-based summer project; RODA , a collective of professional dancers committed to research and development. And has also been an apprentice dancer with Douglas Thorpe’s Mad Dog’s Dance Theatre.

He has worked for Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, and toured extensively with ACE Dance and Music. As well as working on projects for numerous festivals including Warwick University’s Season of New Work in collaboration with The Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s Dance Umbrella, Brighton Festival, and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Nicholas has recently been developing his own choreographic work with his company DankDance.

Dom Czapski: originally trained in ballet and modern dance at the IFPro Danse in Paris. After some freelance and company work in France, Dom furthered his dance training at Laban. In 2009, he joined the Van Huynh Company with which he has toured internationally. He assisted in the restaging of “Collision” in 2010 for Dance United, and in Dam Van Huynh’s recent residency in Hong Kong, where he also worked with Cho Yi (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre), and Hook Dance Theatre. Dom has since made a short work entitled “Five” for Adugna Community Dance Theatre in Addis Ababa, commissioned by Dance United UK, and has most recently premiered a new solo entitled “Sea of Love” at Cloud Dance Festival in London.

Darren Anderson studiował na Queensland University of Technology w Brisbane I w West Australian Academy of Performing Arts w Perth. Darren przeniósł się do Wielkiej Brytanii w 2005 roku rozpoczynając pracę z Vincent Dance Theatre. W 2006 roku pracował dla Welsh Independent Dance i Chris Haring Project. W 2007 roku wystąpił w spektaklu „Dido & Aeneas/Les Noces” Opera North oraz wziął udział w procesie badawczym „If We Go On” Vincent Dance Theatre. W tym samym roku wystąpił w spektaklu „To Die For” grupy h2dance. W latach 2008-2012 Darren był członkiem Candoco Dance Company występując w spektaklach choreografów takich jak Hofesh Shechter, Nigel Charnock, Emnauel Gat, Wendy Houstoun, Rachid Ouramdane. w 2011 i 2012 roku wziął udział w pracach przygotowawczych do spektaklu „Ten Men” Nigela Charnocka. W 2012 roku tańczył w „Święcie wiosny” Janusza Orlika. Rok później pracował z Allen Greig i Grantem Smeatonem nad spektaklem “Do You Nomi?”. W tym samym roku wystąpił w spektaklu „The Politics of Dance” Matjaza Farica.

direction: Janusz Orlik
choreography and dance: Joel Claesson, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik
dance 2nd cast: Dom Czapski, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik
dance 3rd cast: Darren Anderson, Nicholas Keegan, Janusz Orlik
współpraca artystyczna, light design: Joanna Leśnierowska
light and sound: Łukasz Kędzierski
music: Igor Stravinsky (New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein, 1958)
Production Art Stations Foundation, 2011
Funded by a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Herritage

March 19th, 2011

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

March 20th, 2011
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

October 2nd, 2011
Impart Centre of Arts, Wrocław, Poland
IFF Interdisciplinary Fringe Festival

October 7th, 2011
S-3 Łęg TV Studio, Kraków, Poland
Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences

October 8th, 2011
S-3 Łęg TV Studio, Kraków, Poland
Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences

November 7th, 2011
Workshops of Culture, Lublin, Poland
International Dance Theatres Festival

September 13th, 2013
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
Beijing Fringe Festival

March 29th, 2012
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

December 7th, 2012
Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland
Polish Dance Platform 2012

September 12th, 2013
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
Beijing Fringe Festival

July 18th, 2016
Piazza Duomo, Cividale del Friuli, Italy