Jan Fabre (1958) is a theatre and opera director, a choreographer, a performance and visual artist and a playwright. In his work he relies on intuition and instinct. His theatre shows are inspired by his experience in performance art. This is demonstrated by the attention he pays to the actors' physical expression. He has shown his works at the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel, as well as numerous dance and theatre festivals worldwide, including Avignon where, in 2005, he was artiste-associé, an associated artist with influence on the festival programme. In 1986 he founded the creative association Troubleyn which supports his projects.