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Janusz Orlik "Mute", photo by Piotr Bedliński

Gdańsk/Polish Dance Platform 2019: Janusz Orlik "Mute"

6 September 2019 | 19:30 | Gdańsk: Baltic Opera House, aleja Zwycięstwa 15

performance presentation

As part of Polish Dance Platform 2019 Janusz Orlik will present his performance Mute.


About the performance:


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


“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,


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

premiere: 2 February 2018, Old Brewery, Słodownia Studio +3, Poznań

duration: 45 minutes


Funded by a scholarship grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.


Janusz Orlik –  dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. He graduated from the Warsaw Ballet School and continued his education at Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (Austria). Author of the following performances: Exérèse monobloc, a bliźniego swego jak siebie samego (Exérèse monobloc, And Thy Neighbour as Thyself), Live on stage, Święto wiosny (The Rite of Spring), Insight (for which he was granted the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award for the best choreography of the Polish Dance Platform 2014) and Mute. He co-operated with Vincent Dance Theatre, Joanna Leśnierowska, Nigel Charnock, Rosalind Crisp, Isabelle Schad, Ugo Dehaes. He also leads choreography workshops in numerous venues in Poland and abroad.




The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers. The finale of the forthcoming edition of the Polish Dance Platform will be held on 5-8 September 2019 in Gdańsk.


For the first time, the Polish Dance Platform will also feature the Kids Dance Platform – a showcase of dance performances dedicated to young audiences. The programme of the Kids Dance Platform encompasses performance presentations, a panel discussion and accompanying events. The Kids Dance Platform will be held on 30-31 August 2019 at the Miniatura Theater
in Gdańsk


The Polish Dance Platform is organized by the Insitute of Music and Dance and co-organized by Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw Association and Polka dot Foundation. The main partner of the event is the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz. Co-financed by the City of Gdańsk.


Partners of the project: European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, City Culture Institute, Miniatura City Theatre, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Baltic Opera House, Wybrzeże Theatre, Club ŻAK, Gdynia Film School, Colony of Artists, POLsail, Janina Jarzynówna-Sobczak Ballet School, Twoja Stocznia, 100cznia.


Media partners: "Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna", Magazyn "Presto",,, Radio Gdańsk S.A., "Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto//Co Jest Grane 24", TVP Kultura, TVP2.




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