ZAMEK Culture Centre

PRESENCE\ Double bill: “Intermezzo”, dir. Janusz Orlik, performed by Teatr Klucz (PL) and „Aband(on)ed”, choreography by Ingeborg Sanders, performed by Danselaboratoriet (NO)

June 4th, 2023 | 7 p.m.
Double bill: “Intermezzo”, dir.
Janusz Orlik, performed by Teatr Klucz (PL) and „Aband(on)ed”, choreography by Ingeborg Sanders, performed by Dancelaboratoriet (NO)

The Grand Hall, tickets: PLN 30 (regular), PLN 20 (reduced)

Join us for an extraordinary encounter with Polish and Norwegian artists as part of Presence , our international collaboration project! On one night, the audience at CK Zamek’s Grand Hall will have the opportunity to see two performances: Intermezzo by Teatr Klucz of Poznań Aband(on)ed by Danselaboratoriet from Trondheim. There will be a short intermission between the performances.

Performance for all ages, translated into Polish Sign Language and Ukrainian.



William Shakespeare is claimed to have said: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances.”

It may turn out to be funny and, possibly, dramatic—just as the real, ideal theatre should be—where in a seemingly consensual and idyllic artistic world everyone’s only  waiting for someone else to forget their lines and share the fate of a lead balloon.
All the signs are that the artists will the enter the stage to exit it eventually. They will probably do so on their own, although they may happen to be assisted or removed by force.

Not unlikely, only the memory of the artists will endure, while this play shall pass and find its honoured place in the deepest abyss of the theatrical quagmire; the spectator will be hoodwinked and made a fool of, remembering no more than the glass of wine they drank afterwards.
Tongue-in-cheek, Intermezzo is dedicated to all artists, especially those unfulfilled who continually hoping that “the next one” might finally be their big break.

This performance has been produced and presented to the public as part of the t performative arts programme "Presence", delivered by ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań in collaboration with CODA Oslo International Dance Festival and Teatr 21 of Warsaw, thanks to funding from the EEA and Norway Grants.



„From the idea that the self is not given to us, I think there is only one practical consequence: we have to create ourselves as a work of art Michel Foucault.

„Aband(on)ed” takes inspiration from the idea of the human being and the body as a social construction, and is an investigation of the embodied relationship between captivity and freedom within the boundaries of society. „Aband(on)ed” is a re-staging of Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders’ final choreography project at LABAN / London, 2004.

„’Aband(on)ed’ has been lying in a drawer since my studies – as a work in progress with potential for further investigation. In the fall 2022 I finally took the opportunity to take it out and explore it again together with the wonderful dancers in the Dance Laboratory” – Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders.

Concept / choreography: Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders

Co-creating dancers: Danselaboratoriet / The Dance Laboratory

Performers: Liv Karin Alm, Urszula Jadwiga Borowiec, Alex Haugen, Gunhild Løhre, Anna Thu Schmidt, Elen Øyen


Graphic presents peacock's feathers and a picture of the performance „ABAND(ON)ED”.

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Klucz Theatre

The actors of Teatr Klucz participated in the "Przylesie" Occupational Therapy Workshop run by the Na Tak Association. Their adventure with theatre began in 2006, with a theatre workshop led by therapist Hanna Rynowiecka and actor Wojciech Deneka. For several years, the group has been working at the ZAMEK Culture Centre under the watchful eye of professional artists. This year, the artistic supervision over the group is exercised by Janusz Orlik, a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Professional dancers have also joined the group.

Janusz Orlik

graduated from Warsaw Ballet School and studied at Brucknerkonservatorium Linz in Austria. His own choreographic works include “Exérèse monobloc”, “and thy neighbour as thyself”, “Live on stage”, “The Rite of Spring”, “Mute”, “Insight” (Special Award of The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland for the best choreography granted as part of the Polish Dance Platform 2014), “Koda (a tribute)” and “III Symfonia” (awarded in the "Competition for a choreographic piece to the music of a Polish composer" organized by the ZAiKS Authors' Association). Since 2002 Janusz has been a regular member of Vincent Dance Theatre (UK). He collaborated with Joanna Leśnierowska, Nigel Charnock, Rosalind Crisp, Isabelle Schad, Ugo Dehaes, Olga Cobos and Peter Mika among others. Janusz delivers movement and choreographic workshops in various venues, dance schools and community centres in Poland and abroad.


Danselaboratoriet / The Dance Laboratory is Norway's first inclusive dance company. It was founded by dance artist Tone Pernille Østern in 2003 in close collaboration with Trondheim Council. Current artistic director Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders has been managing the company since 2012.

In the Dance Laboratory, dancers with different bodies are invited to explore, improvise and choreograph dance together. The work is based on improvisation, contact improvisation, choreography and discussion around dance and movement. Various formats of practice and performances are explored, from stage works to site specific concepts, and the company is working with a range of music genres, as well as experimenting with different dance styles, voice and text. The dance laboratory consists of a mixture of adult professionals and amateur dancers with functional variations.

The company has worked closely with the professional dance scene since its beginning, and has done several commissions with renowned choreographers: Phillip Channels (AUS, 2014), Mia Habib (NO, 2016) and fieldworks (NO, 2019). In 2024 they will premiere a new work of Daniel Mariblanca (ES/NO). Danselaboratoriet also works closely with its "sister company" Danseteateret / The Dance Theatre - a company consisting of elderly dancers.
Danelaboratoriet was run by The Culture Unit in Trondheim Council from 2003, until the company was transferred to DansiT - Choreographic Centre in Trondheim in 2021.

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