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26. 6. Sun 22:00 // ON THE BOARDS TV presents Jan Fabre: Orgy of Tolerance

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  Troubleyn | Jan Fabre
Orgy of Tolerance

A wild spectacle about excess, greed, and the ecstasy of consumption from Belgian performance titan Jan Fabre and a stunning international cast of performers. Fabre employs actors, dancers, and musicians to paint a provocative panorama of a Visa/MasterCard society that indulges in every possible fetish. Despite being one of the most respected and audacious artists on the international performance scene, this performance was filmed during one of the few times Fabre´s work has been seen in the US during his long career. 

OntheBoards.tv offers high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today´s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music, and other forms that defy categorization. By pointing several high power cameras at a show and offering the results online, fans of contemporary performance finally have better access to high-quality videos of the artists they want to see regardless of where they live or their busy schedules at prices they can afford. Participating artists and venues share all profits, offering artists not only a new method for reaching broader audiences but a new revenue stream as well. We believe OntheBoards.tv will help encourage people to go see live performances and participate in the ongoing dialogue about exciting new art and ideas.

The inspiration for OntheBoards.tv came in part from our success over the past 6 years offering online resources that accompany our live season presentations including performance review blogs, artist interviews, podcast lectures, and other media. During that time, participation in these online activities markedly increased, setting the stage for an online performance initiative that greatly improves the out-dated documentation practice of focusing one camera from the last row of a theater at a live performance and tucking the result into a library or archive with limited access. With lead support from The Wallace Foundation and additional support from DanceUSA, we are able to work with talented filmmakers, camera operators, editors, web designers, programmers, data crunchers, and amazing artists to pilot and evaluate OntheBoards.tv over the next 3 years.

Jan Fabre is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director, choreographer, and designer. He studied at the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Between 1976 and 1980, he wrote his first scripts for the theatre and made his debut performances. Established in 1986, Troubleyn/Jan Fabre is a theatre company with extensive international operations, with its home base in Antwerp, Belgium. Fabre is famous for his Bic-art (ballpoint drawings). In 1990, he covered an entire building with ballpoint drawings. He explores the relationships between drawing and sculpture. He also makes sculptures in bronze (among them The man who measures the clouds and Searching for Utopia) and with beetles. His decoration of the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels Heaven of Delight is widely praised. In 2004, he erected Totem, a giant bug stuck on a 7 foot steel needle, on the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven. In 2008, Jan Fabre´s The Angel of Metamorphosis exhibition was on display at the Louvre Museum.

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