Fabienne Vegt (*1986) Dutch dramaturg and choreographer, works in the international world of dance, theatre and opera. Her work benefits a from 16 years of experience in performing arts. Combining her background as a professional dancer with internationally acclaimed companies such as Het Nationale Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, with an academic foundation in Arts- and Theatre Studies, she has been working as a dramaturg and choreographer in The Netherlands and abroad since 2014.

Vegt does research on the content and the context for new creations. And she writes scenarios and libretti for ballet as well as for opera. Working mostly on interdisciplinary performances she specialises in the dramaturgy of space and the musicality of movement, establishing a profound exchange between the visual and the audible on stage.

FV: “Beautiful and breathtaking texts are written for the stage. Though often I find that most of the actual drama takes place within speechless moments, when body language and sound express the unspoken.”

Vegt holds a B.A. in Dance (Royal Conservatory The Hague), a B.A. in Arts Studies (Ghent University) and a M.A. in Dramaturgy (University of Amsterdam). She works for renowned companies - Grand Théâtre de Genève, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Moscow, Les Cris de Paris, Nederlands Dans Theater, Nationale Opera & Ballet and Schauspielhaus Zürich - and she maintains key collaborations with internationally recognized artists; Juanjo Arqués, Nicole Beutler, Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal. 
Works in collaboration with each of these artists and their teams have received nominations for national and international awards:
Ignite, Arqués - ‘Benois de la Danse 2019’ and finalist for the ‘Fedore Prize 2018’
Take Root, Van Opstal - ‘Swan for most impressive dance production 2019’
8:Metamorphosis, NBprojects - ‘Swan for most impressive dance production 2020’

Vegt created and produced dance performances for Museum Voorlinden, Why Not Festival, Rijksmuseum and ING art collection, establishing a dialogue between a visual artwork and choreography. Developing her own artistic practise, she explores ways to carefully break down the wall between the performer and his/her personal experiences and background, allowing the full physical archive of every body to become part of their performing ‘roles’.
This research continued for the music performance Within Time, created in collaboration with House of Makers. Interlacing several classical aria’s into one new score, this performance received much praise at Het Grachtenfestival 2020.

FV: “Knowing the dedication that lies at the root of high quality productions, I value loyalty, trust and humor as principles for every artistic project.”

Currently Vegt writes the libretto for a new opera by composer Jérémie Rhorer Le Soldat de Plomb, commisioned by Grand Théâtre de Genève. For this world creation (première on February 26 2021) she will make the choreography as well, working closely together with stage director Jan Sobrie and scenographer Giovani Vanhoenacker.

For 2021 she prepares four other new works: Two new creations with Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and Rambert Ballet London. A newly written music theatre piece in collaboration with House of Makers for Het Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, called From the sun’s perspective. And a ‘concert - dansé’ for Philharmonie de Luxembourg, based on the fairytale La Petite Poucette.


For questions and collaborations, please get in touch.
Full CV is available on request.

Mail fabiennejoanne@gmail.com
Instagram @fabiennejoannevegt
Telephone +31 (0) 620623776

"Dance first, think later. It's the natural order." 
- Samuel Beckett