Welkom in België!
Bienvenue en Belgique!
Willkommen in Belgien!
The central concept for his new performance, Jan Fabre, as he says, took out of Luke van den Dries from Antwerp University thesis: «The truth is that Belgium doesn`t exist. Belgium is a surreal nightmare». The premiere from the most famous Belgian creator took place on 18th of July 2017 during the largest international festival of contemporary dance and performance Impulstanz in Wien – and became a sensation. A bit later, this performance began a tour, and among the main European festivals they participate in is «Territory».
Jan Fabre pays homage to his motherland. Just as Fellini made his Roma, Fabre wants to celebrate his complex, crazy country. He uses the language best suited to grasp the spirit of this slippery state: that of theatre, that of the image. An international cast of performers and musicians searches for the Belgian identity and translates it into a travelling dance and theatre performance. Singer-songwriter Raymond van het Groenewoud provides the anthems; author Johan de Boose writes the text.
The performance goes on the fifth languages with the Russian subtitlings
Duration – 3:55
Age limit 18+
The Theare of Nations / main stage
Петровский пер., 3
Photos © Wonge Bergmann
portrait Jan Fabre by Stephan Vanfleteren