5-6 Nov 2011.
In Prometheus - Landscape II, conceived, directed and choreographed by Jan Fabre. Provocative and cutting-edge Belgian artist and choreographer Jan Fabre and his dance/theatre company Troubleyn are based in Antwerp.
His recent 90-minute work of theatrical fantasy and frenzy, Prometheus - Landscape II, is based loosely on the Aeschylus play Prometheus Bound. Critics have remarked upon the visual spectacle it offers, (a trait for which Fabre is known), with Prometheus (the muscular, nearly naked Kurt Vandendriessche) strung high above the stage, staring impassively forward as an enormous fiery globe alternately swells and subsides on a screen behind him.
One by one, various characters confront Prometheus, until he too eventually speaks, bitterly defiant of the gods who have inflicted punishment upon him for his theft of fire. Around the actors, the ensemble (ten performers in all) engage in repetitive behaviour; occasionally sing and generally perform