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Mount Olympus

to glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24h performance)

Troubleyn / Jan Fabre

Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24 hour performance, is one huge slab of history dipped in a sea of time. It is humanity’s time, time of the birth of tragedy, of the descent into hell and the volcano of evil, ceaselessly spewing its ashes. Its breeding grounds are the hubris, blindness and cravings of man. Over and over, man stumbles over pine commandments, falls, and drags along generations of time.
Simultaneously distant and nearby, we recognize outlines of stories and characters taken from Greek tragedy. These characters have their faults torn open by Fabre, are left in tatters, beaten by violence and Homeric laughter and fervent ecstasy.

However, tragedy is forced to share its spotlights with time. What is time, in theatre? What happens when time is stretched out, until it relaxes and unravels? Is this a sort of hallucination? A dream? What is it like to wallow in the swamp of insomnia

Mount Olympus is shaping up to be a unique experience. Come climb that mountain, pe into that ocean. This will be unforgettable.

The performance will be spoken in Dutch, English, French and German
With Dutch and English subtitles

Mount Olympus has been selected for the Theatre Festival and will be staged at the Bourla again on September 27th 2016!



concept, direction, scenography

  • Jan Fabre


  • Miet Martens


  • Jan Fabre
  • Jeroen Olyslaegers


  • Ivana Jozic
  • Gustav Koenigs
  • Barbara De Coninck
  • Els Deceukelier
  • Anny Czupper
  • Sarah Lutz
  • Moreno Perna
  • Fabienne Vegt
  • Matteo Sedda
  • Andrew Van Ostade
  • Lies Vandewege
  • Antony Rizzi
  • Cedric Charron
  • Annabelle Chambon
  • Melissa Guerin
  • Sven Jakir
  • Piet Defrancq
  • Renée Copraij
  • Marina Kaptijn
  • Gilles Polet
  • Pietro Quadrino
  • Lore Borremans
  • Katrien Bruyneel
  • Stella Hottler
  • Kasper Vandenberghe
  • Merel Severs
  • Marc Moon Van Overmeir


  • Phil Griffin

light design

  • Jan Fabre
  • Helmut Van Den Meersschaut


  • Dag Taeldeman

sound, set, light

  • Tom Buys

costume design

  • Jan Fabre
  • Kasia Mielczarek

assistance of the director

  • Floria Lomme


  • Vic Grevendonk
  • Jan Balfoort
  • Wout Janssens

production management

  • Sebastiaan Peeters

technical production management

  • André Schneider


  • Jan Fabre


  • Helmut Van Den Meersschaut


  • Sam De Mol

guest dramaturg

  • Luk Van Den Dries
  • Hans-Thies Lehman
  • Freddy Decreus

web content

  • Sam De Mol


  • Troubleyn / Jan Fabre


  • Julidans 2015 Amsterdam
  • Concertgebouw Brugge
  • Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs

with the support of

  • Angelos
  • Stad Antwerpen

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Saturday 30 January 2016 — 17h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Saturday 27 August 2016 — 18h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

Nieuws over ‘Mount Olympus’

Article — 11 June 2015

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