Journal

Open direct letter to Jan Fabre: May 15, 2009

Jan, you missed the mark. You took aim at so many human sins and indulgences, and arranged them in a shocking, high-art fashion, and yet in the end, you said nothing, suggested nothing, and added nothing to what should be a grand conversation on awareness in the 21st century. The program says you were inspired by finding yourself sitting down, watching sex and violence, and not doing anything about it. But what did you make me, as your viewer? An American, sitting down, watching sex and violence, and doing nothing.

Categories: 

Read More

Seattle Dances on Jan Fabre May 14, 2009

New dance blog Seattle Dances  posted a preview of Jan Fabre this morning:

Categories: 

Read More

Winner of the 09/10 subscriptions.. May 13, 2009

...is Kristin! Congrats - you can enjoy the 09/10 season on us. Thanks to all who joined in for the week-long caption contest. Stay tuned for more free stuff on the blog in the coming year. If you're interested in what subscriptions we offer, check out this page detailing the different packages (and early bird discounts).
Categories: 

Read More

Seattlest on OtB's 09/10 May 13, 2009

Seattlest just posted an article on  OtB and the 09/10 lineup:
Yesterday, On the Boards announced their next season of shows, and we're excited. OtB is the company we most often recommend to friends, particularly if they're not theatre people.
Read the full article (including their top 3 picks for the upcoming season).
Categories: 

Read More

The Stranger on Jan Fabre - "Juggling or Sodomy?" May 13, 2009

Brendan Kiley writes about Jan Fabre in this weeks theater column in The Stranger:

Jan Fabre gives people fits. The Belgian omni-artist (he writes, directs, sculpts, and had an exhibition at the Louvre) disconcerts some, perplexes others, and rarely receives unalloyed praise.

Read more.

Categories: 

Read More

Seattle Times previews 09/10 and Jan Fabre May 13, 2009

Two OtB-related articles from critic Misha Berson are landing in the Seattle Times today. The first is a preview/interview with Jan Fabre:

Categories: 

Read More

Backstage at Orgy of Tolerance May 13, 2009

Yesterday as I walked to get some water from the OtB  kitchen, this is what I saw: backstage at Orgy of Tolerance Granted, this isn't the first time in 08/09 that we've had strap-ons in a performance (Compagnie Marie Chouinard briefly

Categories: 

Read More

new arts blog on Jan Fabre and Orgy of Tolerance May 12, 2009

A new blogger, A Girl on a Mission TV, posted a preview of this week's show. It has some great examples of a some of Fabre's earlier performances and visual art exhibitions:

Jan Fabre is not new to controversial issues and has a history of pushing the envelope. In 1979, Fabre created a work that burned money on stage. In 2000, he covered the columns of a university building in sliced ham.

Read more.

Categories: 

Read More

Seattlest recommends Orgy of Tolerance May 12, 2009

Jeremy Barker at Seattlest posted a preview of Jan Fabre's Orgy of Tolerance. It even includes a little gallery of images from some past works by Fabre. Jeremy says:

Fabre's work is known for its stunning visuals, a sort of Belgian counterpart to Italian theatre virtuoso Romeo Castellucci's Societas Raffaello Sanzio...

Read more.

Categories: 

Read More

09/10 Season Announcement! May 12, 2009

It's here!

Check out this 09/10 Season Preview to see what we've got in store for both the Inter/National Series and the Northwest Series and to hear artistic director Lane Czaplinski talk about each artist.

brunosmaller

Categories: 

Read More

Pages

Archive