Dutch, adj., [fɑbʏ'løs]

1. almost impossible to believe
2. exceptionally good or unusual
3. told about in fables

fABULEUS is a theatre and dance company, with a specific focus on young audience and talent development.
On stage we present either youngsters who work with professional directors/choreographers, or (starting) professionals. fABULEUS offers them the necessary framework to develop their qualities as performer, dancer or creator, and has an exemplary role internationally. With its productions fABULEUS reaches a remarkably broad audience encompassing all ages, with special attention to youngsters and children.

Some of the choreographers/directors: Ugo Dehaes, Nicole Beutler, Koen De Preter, Randi De Vlieghe, Jan Martens, Natascha Pire, Helder Seabra, Michiel Vandevelde.

Information & distribution:
Vincent Van den Bossche
+ 32 (0)486 38 39 55

fABULEUS / Natascha Pire & Helder Seabra - with 12 youngsters
Dance 14+
Premiere: wed 15 march, 20:30, STUK (Leuven)
Tour: 2022-2023, 2023 - 2024

How do you read and decipher yourself and others? How do you interpret a look, an intonation, a posture or touch? How do you respond and how is that response received?

Human Instruction Manual is an energetic dance production. Choreographers Natascha Pire and Helder Seabra speak the same dance language: simultaneously fierce and fragile, fluid and with a great deal of physical contact. For this first joint creation, together with a group of young dancers, they investigate the role of body language and touch, two themes that in our current times are more complex than ever.

fABULEUS / Koen De Preter - with 11 youngsters
Dance 14+
Tour: 2021-2022, 2022 - 2023

followfollow is a dance production about following and followers. About inspiring, copying and imitating. About fashion appearing, disappearing and returning. About following the lead and going a different way. About selfies and the latest TikTok challenges. About giving thumbs up and hearts. About groups and peer pressure. About chasing your heart and trying to be yourself in a world packed with contradictions. About looking for identity.

fABULEUS / Elisabeth Borgermans & Thomas Vantuycom - with 9 youngsters
Dance 14+
Tour: 2021-2022, 2022 - 2023

Stravinsky’s masterpiece Petrouchka inspired choreographers Elisabeth Borgermans and Thomas Vantuycom for a new dance creation featuring nine young people between the ages of 15 and 24.

However, the starting point is not the original staging from 1911 but an in-depth reading of the music. Stravinsky’s penchant for contrast, rhythm and speed is typical of modern man at the beginning of the twentieth century, when electricity and machines changed the urban landscape and energised life in every sense.

fABULEUS / Anna Bentivegna, Zoë Demoustier and Ayrton Fraenk
Performance 8+
Tour: 2021-2022, 2023 - 2024

Why is everything as it is? What came before everything was there? And will it still be there or will there be nothing?

Wat was en wat nu (What Was and What Now) is a visual, physical production for everyone above 8 years, about the origin of everything. With one big bang, Anna Bentivegna, Zoë Demoustier and Ayrton Fraenk create a world between somewhere and nowhere. They investigate light and dark, old and new, chaos and order, and the transient and infinite. Through the prisms of science and myth, they seek out the beginning and the end. Be amazed by the mystery that surrounds us.

Bentivegna, Demoustier and Fraenck’s first creation at fABULEUS, nesten (4+), developed a sensitive, slightly surreal visual language for children. Now they expand that style further.

fABULEUS / Hanna Mampuys
Circus 6+
Tour: 2021-2022, 2022 - 2023

Soft is the new tough! Softies is a virtuoso dance and circus performance in which everything revolves around daring to make yourself vulnerable. Three acrobats compete against one another in a physical game: raw and spectacular one moment, flowing and tender the next. They fight, jump, dive, carry and catch each other. They seek out danger together, while simultaneously coming dangerously close to one another. Softies breaks through the clichés of what’s tough and what’s not, about how girls and boys should behave, and what circus and dance should look like.

Hanna Mampuys is a physical performer, acrobat and circus maker. She began her career as a young dancer at fABULEUS and founded the circus collective Deux Sans Trois and There There Company. Mampuys dances with Cie Woest, and works as a coach and jury member for the Rotterdam circus course Codarts.

• Theatre & Dance
• Emerging artists
• Young professionals
• Youngsters and children
• Talent development
• All audiences

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