Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

To Embrace Nature

(We are not at war with nature)

If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! The dancers of the Troubleyn/Jan Fabre needed their own creative challenge. Jan Fabre gave them the philosophical thought TO EMBRACE NATURE (We are Not at War with Nature) for improvisation. The dancers sent us short one-minute movies, little edgy diamonds of movement, danced messages of hope, beauty or consolation.

LORE BORREMANS is caressing the sun during a ritual dance in an enchanting forest in Le Var, France. The sound was provided by the famous 'cicadas', filmed by Gerd Vanzeebroeck. 

CHIARA MONTEVERDE  sends us Equilibre, a  poetical excercise in finding balance in nature.

LARA MARTELLI proposes us her film Festina Lente, a poetic encounter with a little miracle of nature.

ANNABEL REID, performer at Troubleyn since 2016, sends the message: "Our relation to nature feels upside down, we are completely destroying our environment. We need to change perspective." Filmed by Diana Vos.

CHRISTIAN BAKALOV, performer at Troubleyn since 2007, sends us the film Human. It expresses a deep longing for a distant past, when man and ocean were still one.

CONOR DOHERTY, company member of Troubleyn since 2016, tries to catch his breath.

STELLA HÖTTLER, company member of Troubleyn since 2014, surrenders to the natural water of a spring in the Swiss mountains.

MATTEO SEDDA, company member of Troubleyn since 2014, surrenders to the joy of speed.

LARA MARTELLI dances with the rain, a forgotten pleasure from her childhood.Lara performed in Parrots and Guinea Pigs (2002) and Tannhauser (2004). She now teaches Movement theory and Body Awareness at the Folkwang University in Germany.

CONOR DOHERTY, company member of Troubleyn since 2016, sends us the message: “Nature will always win, it is inevitable. Nature isn’t fighting, it is triumphant by default. Let us surrender and embrace.“.

IVANA JOZIC dived into the green. Directed and filmed by Masha Lucic (10 years).

SYLVIA CAMARDA sends us a blossoming love thought in full anticipation of the birth of her daughter.

STELLA HÖTTLER, companymember since 2014, sends us a dancing thought from a cave in the heart of Swiss. 

CEDRIC CHARRON and ANNABELLE CHAMBON follow the example —or maybe not— of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in To enjoy nature. To bed out.  See for yourself!

ANTONY RIZZI, companymember since 1993, got surprised by a thunderstorm in the south of Italy. He welcomed and celebrated the abundant rain.

CHIARA MONTEVERDE, company member since 2018, sent us a short sensual movie about her love and fascination for her houseplants, Plantophilia.
ANNABEL REID, company member since 2016, merged with the water of a lake to remember what it is we are made of...
ANNABELLE CHAMBON and CÉDRIC CHARRON, company members since 2000, sent us from Bordeaux a choreography with a tractor, a dog and two outstanding dancers, entitled: ENJOY NATURE sponsored by.
MATTEO SEDDA, company member since 2014, went to a Brussels park and he came back with a tender dancing thought.

IVANA JOZIC, company member since 2003 started on Sunday 24th of May.  Masha Lucic took care of the sound edit.