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Jan Fabre: “This is theatre like it was to be expected and foreseen”

THEATRE

CREDITS 1982:
CONCEPT, SET & LIGHTS Jan Fabre
CHOREOGRAPHY Jan Fabre & Marc Vanrunxt
MUSIC Guy Drieghe
COSTUME DESIGN Pol Engels

COSTUMES 2012 Katarzyna Mielczarek

Troubleyn  Ensemble/Jan Fabre

Maria Dafneros, Piet Defrancq, Melissa Guerin, Carlijn Koppelmans, Lisa May
Giulia Perelli, Gilles Polet, Pietro Quadrino, Kasper Vandenberghe


WITH THE COLLABORATION of Katerina Koskina, Exhibition Curator

Duration: approx. 480 min.  (without intermission)
(It is possible to walk in and out during the performance. The bar is open during the entire performance.)

Please notice: This performance is rather not suitable for children
(younger than 16 years).

“This is theatre like it was to be expected and foreseen”: the title’s tautological structure (it is as it was) is essentially a double negation. This production is not theatre, and certainly not as was foreseen. What could have been expected was fiction, a group of actors playing a role, who borrowed their lines from someone else, and who pretend to think of these lines on the spot.
“This is Theatre” offers an introduction to what fascinates this author-director: his way of dealing with discipline, with the power of repetition and the repetition of power, with the asphyxiation and the revival of the individual, with the party of death amidst burgeoning life.