Jan Fabre is a visual artist, theatre artist and author who is considered as one of the most versatile and influential artists of his generation. He calls himself a consilience artist because he always leaps forward in knowledge through the linking of fact-based theory and practice across disciplines. He seeks and sees links between the different disciplines and for that reason he gave new interpretations to the world of visual arts, theatre and writing.
Jan Fabre is just as known for his theatre works and visual arts as he is for his theatre texts and night diaries. These have been translated in dozens of languages and have enthralled art, theatre & dance lovers alike.
In his Night Diaries he pours both his evolution as an artist, his questions about life, but also his angers & desires. His first Night Diary was written in 1978 and he has never ceased writing them ever since.
Jan Fabre is also author of a titanic oeuvre of theatre texts which are seen as referential by both theatre directors, academics and performers. Over the years Jan Fabre has formed a very own language of ‘physiological' acting, united in his guidelines for a performer in the 21st Century. Jan Fabre Teaching Group also transmits his theatre texts and language as an instrument to a new generation of performers around the world.