photo Wonge Bergmann
Jan Fabre and his company Troubleyn/Jan Fabre commit to fundamental transdisciplinary scientific research of the theatrical language of Jan Fabre and the guidelines that Fabre uses to strengthen the expressive power of his performances. Throughout his career, Jan Fabre has compiled a set of ‘exercises’ in the vein of Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Grotowski among others, designed to prepare his performers for their work on stage. These ‘guidelines for the twenty-first century performer’ have become the cornerstone of his method and are reflected in his work. The series of exercises focuses on structurally honing and optimising the performers’ quest for the potential of corporeal acting (also called ‘biological’ or ‘physiological’ acting). The emphasis is on exploring the evocative imagination of ‘the body as a whole’.