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MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV in 'Not Once'. © Phil Griffin

For the past four years, iconic Belgian artist Jan Fabre and legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov have worked together on their first collaboration. British artist Phil Griffin joined them as a co-director of the film NOT ONCE. (...)

The poster of The Night writer at the National Theater of Belgrade
The Night Writer. The Serbian version.

Jan Fabre created the Serbian version of The Night Writer with the renowned actor Slobodan Bestić at the National Theater of Belgrade (...)

The generosity of Dorcas!

Fabre's intense dance solo for Matteo Sedda!  - “Warrior of beauty, Matteo Sedda, enlightened by a laic inner faith which transcends him everywhere, punctuates the stage with his ardent presence, giving himself sensuously to the waves of music with their paroxysmal stresses which animate him and cause him to dance to their beat.” INFERNO MAGAZIN (Yves Kafka)

The set of the Night Writer in the Plywood Theater
The Night Writer. The Russian version.

Jan Fabre created for the 100th anniversary of the Bolshoi Drama Theater in Saint Petersburg an intimate version of The Night Writer. (...)

Anny Czupper


Every Saturday: one text, one language, one performer

The international colorful group of performers of Troubleyn/Jan Fabre read, in their mother tongue, from their homes in quarantine, a theatre text or a fragment of a theatre text, written by Jan Fabre.

ANNY CZUPPER graces us with a reading from the monologue; THE KING OF PLAGIARISM. (...)


Antony Rizzi
To embrace nature (We are not at war with nature)

Every Sunday: a dancing thought of a performer

Jan Fabre gave the dancers the philosophical thought TO EMBRACE NATURE (We are not at war with nature) for improvisation.

ANTONI RIZZI finding a moment of creative 'air play' in a concrete jungle. Dance for the world you want to live in. (...)


The Night Writer. The Lithuanian version.
Jan Fabre created NAKTIES RAŠYTOJAS (The Night Writer) performed by the talented Martynas Nedzinkas, a production of the National Drama Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius. (...)
Gustav Koenigs and Jacob Suske

Gustav Koenigs and Jacob Suske, a German performer and an Austrian musician, set out to find traces that their ancestors left in their adopted homeland Belgium. (...)
Preview: Saturday 12 June 2021 at Troubleyn/Laboratorium.
Premiere: Friday 17 and Saturday 18 September at Troubleyn/Laboratorium for LAFS#6




Resurrexit Cassandra

Read about Fabre's newest solo Resurrexit Cassandra, performed by Stella Höttler. The inspiring text has been written by Ruggero Cappuccio. The young French composer Arthur Lavandier created the original music (...)

Andrej Feskov. © Lyudmily Burchenkovoy
Golden Sofit 2020 for Andrej Feskov

Congratulations to ANDREJ FESKOV who the Golden SOFIT 2020, the special prize of the jury, the most prestigious theatre award of St. Petersburg. The expert council wrote: "For a bold immersion in the paradoxes of creativity: the play 'THE NIGHT WRITER' directed by Jan Fabre". (...)

Love is the power supreme

The Bolshoi Drama Theater in Saint-Petersburg presented "Love is the Power Supreme", a mini-festival with the work of Jan Fabre: a photo- and videoinstallation as well as 3 performances: the creation Resurrexit Cassandra, Preparatio Mortis and a Russian version of The Night Writer ! (...)


The Night Writer - Giornale Notturno

"The Night Writer, Giornale Notturno" premièred at Triennale Milano and went on tour throughout Italy after. This literary performance is a visionary and disarming hymn to the subversive and intriguing artist Jan Fabre. His personal diaries feed into an intimate and provocative autobiography, performed on stage by the actor Lino Musella (...)

4 Bulgarian books

New! Jan Fabre’s theater plays (I am a mistake. Texts for theater) and Night Diaries (1978 – 1998) can now be read in Bulgarian. The Bulgarian publishing house Unipress has published the 4 volumes in a translation by Tsveta Velinova.

Fabre's theatre texts in Lithuanian

Check out the new Lithuanian publication 'The Emperor of Loss' with 10 theatertexts by Jan Fabre at the publishing house LEIDYKLA SOFOKLIS (hardcover, 255 pages). 



trailers, interviews and more

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Fabre's Night Diary in Serbian

Fabre's 'Night Diary' (1985-1991) has been translated into Serbian and published by Vulcan ed.