Het is theater zoals te verwachten en te voorzien was

2012  This is theatre like it was to be expected and forseseen

Het is theater zoals te verwachten en te voorzien was

Jan Fabre / Troubleyn

Late 1982, This Is Theatre Like It Was To Be Expected And Foreseen premiered. It became Jan Fabre's controversial and talked-about entrance into the world of theatre. 

In 2012, 30 years later, Fabre and a group of young dogs re-enact the play: taking the original piece as a reference, they (utopically) try to create a performance as authentic and true to the original as possible. 

Theatre artist Jan Fabre is convinced that this historic piece of work still carries a truthful and subversive power today. With these re-enactments, Fabre goes for a confrontation with a new audience and a new period in time. 

In March 2015, STUK looks back. A book and an exhibition tell the history of the arts centre. Another part of the project is a memory lane with a couple of random benchmarks in our rich artistic output - this performance is one of them.


director Jan Fabre | music Guy Drieghe | costume design Pol Engels | assistant director Miet Martens, Renée Copraij | hair styling Savagan (Brussel, Oostduinkerke, Be) | cast Maria Dafneros, Piet Defrancq, Melissa Guerin, Carlijn Koppelmans (Fontys Dance Academy, Tilburg, Nl), Lisa May, Giulia Perelli, Gilles Polet, Pietro Quadrino, Kasper Vandenberghe | costumes Katarzyna Mielczarek | head technicians Thomas Vermaercke, Geert Van Der Auwera | head of production & tour management Helmut Van Den Meersschaut | coaching Hans Peter Janssens (vocals) | interns Giulio Boato (Dramaturgy) (Universiteit Bologna, It), Yorrith Debakker (Performer) (Artesis Hogeschool, Antwerpen, Be), Zafiria Dimitropoulou (Performer) (Karolos Koun Art Theatre School, Athene, Gr) | production re-enactment 2012 Troubleyn/Jan in coproduction with DeSingel (Antwerpen, Be), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome, It)

STUK Soetezaal
Sat 28 Mar 201515:00

standard €20 | reduction €16


The duration of this performance is 8 hours. The audience is free to enter and exit the venue during the performance.

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