JAN FABRE – MOUNT OLYMPUS18 September 2017
This week-end in La Villette, Paris welcomed Jan Fabre’s scene, Or rather Paris was Jan Fabre’s scene. 24 hours, 27 performers for an excessive wild theater : Mount Olympus.
In six parts and fourteen chapters, J. Fabre presents a tragic cycle co-written with the flemish author Jeroen Olyslaegers. Phèdre, Œdipe, Agamemnon, but also Dionysos, Hécube & Tiresias… All were there, in a ball of meats and yoghurt. A spectacular production for which La Villette took precautions : all spectators were given a How to survive kit, and ‘surviving stands’ were opened to provide toothbrushes and toothpastes or there were massages for the most tenuous. – Cathartic.
If you missed it, Culturebox has captured Mount Olympus from the beginning to the end.