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Penis’ Flopping Everywhere in this Mount Olympus de Jan Fabre Une performance | Video

I’m just going to put this here for you to enjoy.

“The show with 27 actors, dancers and performers, Jan Fabre delves to the roots of the Greek tragedies. He thinks that in these times of crisis and restriction, it is important to explore our mythical roots. Mount Olympus is interested in great Greek hero, who form the core of who we are. The show is not cerebral, nothing is explained, the viewer is invited to experience just seek explanation. It concludes with a dance that, at previous performances in Berlin, Rome, Bruges and Amsterdam, was applauded standing for 40 minutes. Jan Fabre, a theater enthusiast man Jan Fabre is a director and Belgian plastiscien born in 1958 sometimes called “the terrible Flemish” as his work does not leave indifferent. Arousing much admiration as rejection, this passionate lover of theater challenges the rules of the genre. His work reverses the unities of time, space and action. In Mount Olympus, time stretches over 24 hours of intense manner. His plays are rooted in the classical theater said, but there is sensory experience first. Go more in video and photo … On the site Troubleyn , the Company Theatre Jan Fabre and on the dedicated website Mount Olympus, mountolympus.be , a series of photos, videos and articles to be discovered to fuel the adventure.” culturebox.francetvinfo.fr

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49 thoughts on “Penis’ Flopping Everywhere in this Mount Olympus de Jan Fabre Une performance | Video

  1. Best dance performance ever. Those men are so beautiful. It must be great to be in a space that isn’t uptight about male nudity. And I’m glad to see they’re uncut. It makes sense that this much beauty could be created in a place that doesn’t need to butcher off a vital part of a man’s sexual organ.

  2. Y’know, before tragedy, there was something called “the phallic dances,” and I don’t think anyone knows for sure, but it’s believed they involved the display of large costume penises and celebrated fertility. I assume that’s what this refers to. The postures seem taken from vases. But frankly, this seems pretty unimaginative–especially going to Zorba the Greek for Greek men line dancing. Really?

  3. The plural of “penis” is “penises” (or penes, if you want to get all Latin about it). Putting an apostrophe at the end doesn’t make it plural or possessive, just ungrammatical.

      1. One piece of artistic expression doesn’t have to (nor will it ever) appeal to (or speak to) a universal audience. If you believe it isn’t saying anything, it’s possible you aren’t listening, or you aren’t intended to hear it. So passing it off as “just an excuse” really devalues the experience that others have, and who find a powerful message.

    1. What is it that you hear and understand? I love the Human body and it does not shock me. But i think it would have been nicer with less cock movement. the Zorba was supeer kitch

    1. How on Earth are you or any one of us qualified to render an opinion as to what the ancient Greeks would or would not have approved of? I have a degree in Classical Civilization from an Ivy League university, yet even I would not dare be so presumptuous.

  4. The comments about this being dull choreography and/or just plain offensive are not taking the entire performance or it’s intentions into consideration. The piece is a 24 hour long exhaustive adaptation of Greek performance and ritual – and it spans from formal performance to ecstatic bacchanalia-like frenzy. There is nudity and chaos, etc. throughout the piece that is appropriate to the feeling and the atmosphere they are trying to create for the audience / participants. This section is the Phallika, which is meant to evoke the traditional Phallika, or “phallic processions” of ancient Greece, which were marked by fetishized displays of penises, screaming obscenities, etc. – so needless to say, working in some penises is kind of essential. Also, having the piece evolve into an interpretation of a more modern traditional mens’ dance common to celebrations like baptisms and weddings is sort of a totally appropriate and funny touch for this section.

    1. Bravo, clear and correctly commented, I think this video should go worldwide viral and shake all the shit in humanity minds based on sexual frustration and false taboo. Let’s the anonymous drown the Daesh computer with the video !

  5. David says it very well. How can we imagine or witness ancient Greek life but through their dance, ritual, celebration, tragedy in any other way? There are artistic expressions left behind in art that have left footprints towards it. Imagery that leads us to create a sense of their life, celebrations & rituals. It’s very primal in the portrayal which lends it to have a sense of authenticity or interpretation in the very least. It’s a window to the ancient past that we can only gaze at through a witnessing of the ritual dances. By witnessing there is a that sense of being a part of its distant past or resistant to the inevitable pull towards our ancient tribal roots. Extremely thought evoking!

  6. I had the opportunity to see this at the FestWochen in Vienna, and I must say it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve seen on a stage. I thought it would be tedious to be around te theatre for 24 hours but it ended up transforming into real cathartic experience. The simplicity of the stage actually gave us a deeper insight in what was happening there, it was not about the art direction to took over, but for the bodies to create momentary structures, to become greek columns. Theatre, opera, singing, dancing, raw meat, glitter, paint, penises, plants,drums, smoke… It’s a ritual of what tragedy is, what it does to us, and most important of all it’s an explosion of madness. The whole experience ended up being a collective catharsis, and I thank Fabre for creating such an amazing piece.