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Jan Fabre

For the past 30 years, Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958) has created a distinct profile for himself as a theatre maker, author and visual artist. 

For the past 30 years, Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958) has created a distinct profile for himself as a theatre maker, author and visual artist. Ever since the early eighties, the central object of his research has been the body in all of its guises. He has always sought out the limits of every genre he has worked in. For his theatre work, Fabre operates with his company, Troubleyn. Among noted recent productions was Mount Olympus, a 24-hour theatre marathon, which has toured extensively since he created in 2015. Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules – Fabre’s ode to Belgium – followed shortly afterward (2017). In addition to this, Fabre kept working on a number of dance solos for performers who inspire him (including The Generosity of Dorcas for Matteo Sedda, 2018).

Troubleyn is presently working on restructuring the company, after having been caught up in a #metoo storm in mid 2018.


The presentation of Fabre’s visual work is coordinated by Angelos bvba; some of his recent exploits are the exhibition Jan Fabre au Louvre: l’ange de la métamorphose, the ‘beetle ceiling’ in the Royal Palace in Belgium and Jan Fabre: knight of despair/warrior of beauty at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (RU).

Productions from/with ‘Jan Fabre’