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Jan Fabre Teaching Group (special edition for dancers) @ Troubleyn/Laboratorium

(info only in english)

25 November - 29 November 2019
Jan Fabre Teaching Group @ Troubleyn/Laboratorium

special edition for dancers: "focus on choreographic models"

from MONDAY 25/11 till FRIDAY 29/11/2019
min. 5 hours / day - 3 pm > 8 pm

We are organising a new 5-day session of the Jan Fabre Teaching Group in the Troubleyn-spaces in Antwerp this fall. This special edition focusses on 5 different so-called 'choreographic models', omnipresent in the oeuvre of Jan Fabre.

This special edition is meant for dancers in the first place but physical actors or performers that have some experience in handling 'choreographic material' are welcome as well to this training.

Jan Fabre will be teaching together with the teachers of the Jan Fabre Teaching Group.

PS: In the beginning of 2020 we will again organise a 'regular' teaching session in Antwerp.  






The series of exercises focuses on systematically refining and optimising the quest for the potential of the physical acting (also known as ‘physiological’ acting). The exploration of the evocative imagination of the ‘body as a whole’ is a leitmotif here. In exercises with titles such as ‘the old man’, ‘the tiger’, ‘the insect’, or ‘rice paper/fire’, it’s neither the imitation nor the psychological aspect which takes centre stage, but the exploration of the physical potential of the transforming body. Here, Fabre attaches great importance to breathing, the use of explosive energy, and the articulations of head, torso, and limbs. A lot of input is drawn from the kinetics of cold and warm-blooded animals. 



Candidates can send their compact CV (if possible with photo) and mobile phone number (!) by mail to and this before Monday 11 November. Please mention if you apply for the first time or if you have applied before and if you participated already before or not. A selection of the candidates will be made in agreement with the teachers as soon as possible.

> the masterclass will take place with a limited number of participants
> the participation fee has been set on 400€ (incl. 21% VAT) and includes drinks, fruits etc
> The masterclass will take place @ Troubleyn/Laboratorium, Pastorijstraat 23, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium
> selected candidates will receive detailled information regarding the payment as well as other practicalities.
> the workshop will take place in English