Jan Fabre

Orgy of Tolerance

A wild spectacle about excess, greed and the ecstasy of consumption from Belgian performance titan Jan Fabre and a stunning international cast of performers. Fabre employs actors, dancers and ... More

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A wild spectacle about excess, greed and the ecstasy of consumption from Belgian performance titan Jan Fabre and a stunning international cast of performers. Fabre employs actors, dancers and musicians to paint a provocative panorama of a Visa/MasterCard society that indulges in every possible fetish. Despite being one of the most respected and audacious artists on the international performance scene, this engagement marks one of the few times Fabre’s work has been seen in the US during his long career.

  • Performance: May 16, 2009

  • Venue: On the Boards | Seattle, WA

  • Duration: 105 min

  • Posted: Nov 18, 2009

Cast & Credits

Concept, Direction, Choreography & Scenography byJan Fabre
TextCreated together with
the performers
Dramaturgy Miet Martens
Performers Linda Adami
Christian Bakalov
Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas
Annabelle Chambon
Cédric Charron
Ivana Jozic
Goran Navojec
Antony Rizzi
Kasper Vandenberghe
Music & Lyrics Dag Taeldeman
Lights Jan Dekeyser
Jan Fabre
Costumes Andrea Kränzlin
Jan Fabre
Prosthesis Denise Castermans
Technical co-ordination Harry Cole
Sound Technician Tom Buys
Production Manager Sophie Vanden Broeck
Internship Costumes Rachid Laachir
Internship Dramaturgy Witte van Hulzen
Internship Technique Brecht Beuselinck
Language Coach Tom Hannes

About The Artist

Jan Fabre (b. Antwerp, 1958) is a graduate of the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He is well known both at home and abroad as one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his day. Over the past 25 years, he has produced works as a performance artist, theatre maker, choreographer, opera maker, playwright and visual artist. Jan Fabre is renowned for expanding the horizons of every genre to which he applies his artistic vision. Fabre has been writing plays since 1975. His texts reflect his concept of theatre as an all-encompassing form of art in which dialogue functions alongside other elements such as dance, music, opera, performance and improvisation. Chaos and discipline, repetition and madness, metamorphosis and the anonymous are all indispensable ingredients in Fabre’s theatre. The acuteness and reserve with which he employs language demand innovative solutions which have also appeared at the hand of other directors who have worked with his texts. Alongside age-old rituals and philosophical questions, Fabre also deals with such themes as violence, lust, beauty and erotica. The body in all its forms has been the subject of his investigations since the early 1980s.

Jan Fabre may be direct, but he's not didactic. In Orgy of Tolerance’, which played last weekend at On the Boards, he avoids becoming just another European leftist railing against capitalism and instead delivers a nearly two-hour exploration of the fear and loathing that underlies Western liberal capitalist society.” - Jeremy Barker from Seattlest

Photo: Jan Fabre