Live on stage is a show about the stage and being an artist on stage. It is about an artist’s choices, what he is doing, how he presents and sells himself. It’s about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, about lacking ideas or having too many of them, about audience expectations, about doing too little and creating too much. It’s about a song, a dance, a joke, mockery and goofing around. It’s about skills and a lack of them, about presentation and going overboard, about performance – seriously, live, on stage.
JANUSZ ORLIK, after graduating from ballet school in Warsaw became a student of Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (AT). During his studies he became a founding member of x.IDA Dance Co. and performed in productions created by Olga Cobos, Peter Mika, Catherine Guérin, Rebekka Murgi, Nicole Caccivio, Charlotte Vincent. Since 2002 Janusz has been a regular member of Vincent Dance Theatre (GB).
Simultaneously, he creates his own choreographic works, including : Exérèse monobloc (2004), and thy neighbour as thyself (2006), Live on stage (2008), Święto wiosny (2011), Insight (2013). In 2007 he performed in Nothing by towarzystwo gimnastyczne and in 2009 in Happy by Nigel Charnock, in which he was also involved as choreographer’s assistant. In 2010 he joined the Kwaad Bloed Company (BE) performing in Forces. In 2011 he joined Nigel Charnock + Company (GB) to create a new work, Ten Men, and collaborated on and performed in Reconstruction by Joanna Leśnierowska. and in 2012 with Gary Clarke (GB) performing in Horsemeat. Other works include High heels for the ballet ensemble of The Opera House in Kraków, Alpha for The Contemporary Dance Scene in Poznań, Adagio for the Musical Theatre in Poznań.
Apart from performing, Janusz Orlik delivers dance workshops in various venues and dance schools in Poland and abroad. www.januszorlik.comScholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Herritage of the Rebublic of Poland in 2011.
direction, choreography: JANUSZ ORLIK, original music: MATT HOWDEN (SIEBEN), music: NELSON RIDDLE & BOB HARRIS, QUINCY JONES & HIS ORCHESTRA, IDA CORR, JOHN MORRIS, JONY ILIEV & BAND, NINE INCH NAILS/JUSTIN ST. CHARLES
sound, lights: ŁUKASZ KĘDZIERSKI, consultation: JOANNA LEŚNIEROWSKA, production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk