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.”

Fabienne Vegt, Dutch dramaturg and choreographer, is specialized in working on interdisciplinary performances in which music, musicality of movement, space and visual dramaturgy are important. Fabienne writes scenarios and libretti for opera and ballet. She conducts in-depth interviews with artists and does research on content and context for new creations. 

Fabienne works for renowned companies; Nederlands Dans Theater, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Moscow, Les Cris de Paris and Schauspielhaus Zürich. She maintains key collaborations with internationally recognized artists: Juanjo Arqués, Marne van Opstal en Imre van Opstal, Jérémie Rhorer, Jan Sobrie.

She has produced and created her own performances for Museum Voorlinden, Why Not Festival and Rijksmuseum & ING art collection.

Currently Fabienne 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.

As well she prepares two new premières: Manoeuvre in collaboration with Juanjo Arqués for Het Nationale Ballet. And a new creation with Marne van Opstal en Imre van Opstal for Nederlands Dans Theater 1.

Being a former dancer, Fabienne’s work benefits from 16 years of experience in the performing arts. After graduating from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Fabienne danced with Het Nationale Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater II. With both companies, she was part of many (new) creations by worlds leading choreographers such as Jiri Kylian and Hans van Manen.

Fabienne started her academic studies in 2011 at the University for Humanistics in Utrecht. Thereafter she graduated in Art Studies (BA) at Ghent University and in Dramaturgy (MA) at University of Amsterdam.

During her studies Fabienne joined Troubleyn, Jan Fabre’s theatre company in Antwerp. Working with Fabre’s radical approach to theatre and physicality on stage, Fabienne explored a method much in contrast to the form and the approach assumed in ballet. Performing Fabre’s celebrated 24 hour performance ‘Mount Olympus’ stood in direct contrast to her earlier career, when she danced the classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire (such as Nutcracker, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, La Bayadère, and the Balanchine ballets).

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.”

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