(photo) Jakub Wittchen


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.


Special Award of The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland for the best choreography
granted as part of Polish Dance Platform 2014

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.

"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

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

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 logologo


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April 14th, 2013

Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland

November 22nd, 2013

Choreographic Machine 2013
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March 24th, 2014

International Festival of Modern Dance KRoki
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April 18th, 2014

Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival
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April 24th, 2014

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June 25th, 2014

Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival 2014
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October 24th, 2014

Tmuna Festival - Polish Israeli Dance Platform
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November 8th, 2014

Polish Dance Platform 2014
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December 15th, 2014

Performance Week
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September 5th, 2015

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September 11th, 2015

Nitka Festival 2015
fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

February 20th, 2016

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March 21st, 2016

Choreographic Territories
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Choreographic Territories
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