Yesterday as I walked to get some water from the OtB kitchen, this is what I saw: Granted, this isn't the first time in 08/09 that we've had strap-ons in a performance (Compagnie Marie Chouinard briefly
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.
How do you find a cast who will get naked, dance wildly, sing and create a spectacle? What does late night television have to do with the inspiration for a show titled Orgy of Tolerance? And what does an international art star expect in his inaugural trip west of the Mississippi? Listen to Lane Czaplinski interview Jan Fabre to find out.
The Low Countries blog, "an electric spin on the ink yearbook The Low Countries," wrote up a little summary about Jan Fabre as a theater maker and visual artist back in January in advance of the premiere of Orgy of Tolerance. In brief:
Production name - Je suis sang Subtitle - A Medieval Fairy Tale Featured - "A battalion of armored knights parad[ing] alongside bloodied brides, satyrs and medieval surgeons" (NY Times). Plus everything you see in the picture above.