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PEAK MYTIKAS (On the top of Mount Olympus)

Eleven multi-talented performers (actors, dancers, and musicians) will join Jan Fabre in the creation of this 8-hour-long mythological rave.


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Simona, the gangster of art, features a female saint, a protagonist who is on a mission to restore one of the most essential duties of humanity: to fight for the power of beauty.

Resurrexit Cassandra. With Stella Höttler.

The mesmerizing solo performance, performed by Stella Höttler, conceived and directed by Jan Fabre, based on a text by Ruggero Cappuccio, original music composed by Arthur Lavandier.

Elle etait et elle est, meme. with Els Deceukelier

She was and she is, even is inspired by Duchamp’s artwork, The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (The Large Glass). Els Deceukelier plays a seductive bride situated in the twilight zone between reality and imagination...

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. (...)


Discover the Troubleyn/Laboratorium and its art during this unique behind-the-scenes guided tour.

© Hanna Auer
Resurrexit Cassandra. With Sonia Bergamasco.

"Resurrexit Cassandra, the ever-current voice of consciences. A dramatic journey inside us, our fears and our nightmares, and the lack of desire to avert them." -  IL MANIFESTO  (Gianfranco Capitta) (...)

© Wonge Bergmann
The fluid force of love

With 9 talented performers, Jan Fabre paints with text, action and dance the panorama of identity, sexuality and love, in an inspired theatrical dance performance, born in 2020-2021, the era of ‘social distancing’.  

© Marcel Lennartz
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 poster of The Night writer at the National Theater of Belgrade
The Night Writer - Serbia | NOCNI PISAC

Jan Fabre created the Serbian version of The Night Writer with the renowned actor Slobodan Bestić at the National Theater of Belgrade. In 2021 Slobodan Bestić was awarded the prestigious Golden Medal 'Maja Dimitrijevic' for the best monodrama & the audience awarded him the Golden Medal 'Sinisa Dasic' for his role in The Night Writer - Serbia.(...)

© Valeria Palermo
The Night Writer - Italy | Giornale Notturno

The Night Writer, Giornale Notturno premièred at Triennale Milano in March 2019 and is still on tour throughout Italy.  Lino Musella was awarded the prestigious Italian UBU PRIZE 2019 for best actor for his role in Fabre's intimate and provocative autobiography (...)

© Stas Levshin
The Night Writer - Russia

Jan Fabre created for the Bolshoi Drama Theater in Saint Petersburg an intimate version of The Night Writer. Fabre's first repertoire play in Russia is alternately played by two talented actors: Andrej Feskov and Alexander Molochinikov (...)


'From Act to Acting' in Bulgarian

New! Jan Fabre & Luk Van den Dries’s highly anticipated book 'From Act to Acting: Jan Fabre’s Guidelines for the Performer of the 21st century' is now available in Bulgarian.

"This book, which collects 40 years of exercises and teachings, sounds like a challenge to those who are about to create theatre, as a warning: burn within the form." - Romeo Castellucci

Published by Unipress. 

'From Act to Acting' in Russian

Jan Fabre & Luk Van den Dries’s highly anticipated book 'From Act to Acting: Jan Fabre’s Guidelines for the Performer of the 21st century' is now available in Russian

"This book sheds new light on the physical, mental and vocal training of the performer and furthermore gives insight in Fabre’s revolutionary thoughts on contemporary theatre." - Luk Van den Dries

Published by Ripol/Palmira Publishers. 

Jan Fabre Teaching Group

"The contemporary performer unites performance, theatre, and dance. Fabre always looks for physical impulses in and on the bodies of his performers and stimulates them to act on stage on the basis of those ‘real’ physical sensations." (...)

The great European stage directors, from Stanislavksi to Fabre

The prestigious British publishing house Bloomsbury Publishing UK(Methuen Drama) recently launched 8 volumes "The great European stage directors, from Stanislavksi to Fabre"! Volume #8 is about Pina Bausch, Romeo Castellucci and Jan Fabre. For sale online (...)

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