Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24 hour performance
Four generations and 27 performers on stage. Language that falters, grows silent, rattles on or simply becomes a scream. Performers who dance and move, awaken and sleep. An unforgettable scene.
Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24-hour performance is a huge chunk of history in a sea of time. It is the time of mankind, of the birth of tragedy, of the descent into Hell and the volcano of evil that constantly spews its ashes. The breeding ground is the arrogance, blindness and greed of man, who stumbles over god and commandments, and falls, again and again. And in the fall he drags down generations of time. We recognize the outlines of stories and characters from Greek tragedies, some near and yet far away. The cracks in these figures are opened even further by Fabre, until they are completely in shreds, torn apart by extreme violence, Homeric laughter and violent ecstasy. Mount Olympus is not an update of the Greek tragedy. It is an examination of the unrepresentable nature of what divides us and purifies us once again.
Apart from tragedy, time also plays the main role in this production. What is time in theatre? And what happens when you stretch time? Until time itself begins to unwind and unravel. It is a form of hallucination? Or dream? What does it feel like to land in the swamp of insomnia?
Mount Olympus promises to be a unique experience. Join in and climb the mountain, dive into the ocean; it will be unforgettable.
The performance is in German, English, French and Dutch. Subtitles in Dutch and English.
performers Lore Borremans, Katrien Bruyneel, Annabelle Chambon, Cédric Charron, Tabitha Cholet, Renée Copraij, Anny Czupper, Els Deceukelier, Barbara De Coninck, Piet Defrancq, Stella Höttler,
Sven Jakir, Ivana Jozic, Marina Kaptijn, Gustav Koenigs, Colline Libon, Moreno Perna, Gilles Polet, Pietro Quadrino, Antony Rizzi, Matteo Sedda, Merel Severs, Kasper Vandenberghe, Lies Vandewege, Andrew Van Ostade, Marc Moon Van Overmeir, Marleen van Uden, Fabienne Vegt | concept, direction Jan Fabre | choreography Jan Fabre & dansers | text Jeroen Olyslaegers & Jan Fabre | music Dag Taeldeman | dramaturgy Miet Martens | scent artist Peter de Cupere | direction assistance Floria Lomme | projected images Phil Griffin | guest dramaturgy Hans-Thies Lehmann,
Luk Van den Dries, Freddy Decreus | production manager Sebastiaan Peeters | technical direction André Schneider | light technician Helmut Van den Meersschaut | sound and video technician Tom Buys | technicians Wout Janssens, Jan Balfoort, Vic Grevendonk | costume manager Kasia Mielczarek | costume assistant Maarten Van Mulken | props Roxane Gire, Alessandra Ferreri | tourmanagement Sophie Vanden Broeck | production Troubleyn/Jan Fabre | co-production Berliner Festspiele/Foreign Affairs (Berlin, DE), Concertgebouw Brugge, (Bruges, BE), Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Julidans festival) (NL) | with special support of Stad Antwerpen (BE) | supported by Angelos, Antwerp | Troubleyn/Jan Fabre is funded by the Flemish Community.