Jan Fabre / Troubleyn [BE]
16.03 – 19.03.2011
Prometheus stole the fire from heaven to give to the people on earth. In his new creation, Jan Fabre presents him as the figurehead of proud independence and a contemporary heroism. Prometheus’ mercilessly tormented body is at the centre of the spectacular stage setting. A group of ten performers, most of whom also appeared in the highly-acclaimed Orgy of Tolerance, perform a script written by Fabre himself and another by Jeroen Olyslaegers that is based on the story by Aeschylus. Fabre uncompromisingly explores the limits of the imagination and shows us the battlefield that is our civilisation.
• At the end of the 70s the young Jan Fabre presented us with his controversial solo performances. In 1982 he shocked the theatre establishment with Het is theater zoals te verwachten en te voorzien was. Since then he has become one of the most many-sided artists on the international scene. Indeed, he still gains acclaim both in Belgium and internationally with his most recent theatre productions. Last season Jan Fabre and his Troubleyn company concluded the tour of their highly praised production, Orgy of Tolerance, in the Kaaitheater.
The Times on Orgy of Tolerance
‘An expertly crafted and timely show, entertaining and thought-provoking, genuinely exhilarating’
7 PM & post-performance talk on Thursday, March 17th
What if you don’t want to go out too late or have plans for later in the evening? Just want a snack after work and then go straight to the theatre? Want to go home by the last tram or bus (but one)? Why not try an early-evening show at 7 PM! Full programme on www.kaaitheater.be/7pm.
Focus Jan Fabre on Friday, March 18th
On Friday, March 18th, Luk Van den Dries (Antwerp University) will guide you through the oeuvre of Jan Fabre (talk in Dutch). Between the talk and the show we will satisfy your other appetites with soup and bread. Info & tickets >>
concept, direction, scenography Jan Fabre | text 'I am the all-giver' Jeroen Olyslaegers (based on Aeschylos' Prometheus Bound) & 'We need heroes now' Jan Fabre | music Dag Taeldeman | assistance, dramaturgy Miet Martens | performers Katarina
Bistrović-Darvaš, Annabelle Chambon, Cédric Charron, Vittoria
Deferrari, Lawrence Goldhuber, Ivana Jozić, Katarzyna Makuch, Gilles
Polet, Kasper Vandenberghe, Kurt Vandendriessche | light Jan Dekeyser | costumes Andrea Kränzlin | technical coordination creation Kris van Aert | technical coordination on tour Arne Lievens | sound & video Tom Buys | technician Bern Van Deun | production & tour manager Tomas Wendelen | english coach Tom Hannes | voice coach Lynette Wright (head of voice and speech Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) | production Troubleyn/Jan Fabre (Antwerp) | support Flemish Government | co-production
Peak Performances @ Montclair State University (Montclair, USA),
Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France), Malta Festival (Poznan, Poland),
Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf, Germany), Zagreb Youth Theatre (Zagreb,
Croatia), Exodos Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) | internship Edith Cassiers (dramaturgy), Katarzyna Mielczarek (costumes), Maja Zupancic (costumes)
Apostolia Papadamaki (with the support of the Costopoulos Foundation)