Fabienne Vegt (1986) works as a dramaturge in the international world of dance, theatre and opera. Most of her collaborations are discipline-colliding creations with artists who sense the musicality of a performance - ranging from more intimate pieces to grand operatic stagings.
As a former dancer, Fabienne’s work as a dramaturge benefits from 14 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 several leading choreographers such as; Hans van Manen and Jiri Kylian.
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).
Fabienne’s approach to dramaturgy is to embrace the vision of the choreographer, stage director and composer, and to find the fullest potential of their artistic work. Fabienne writes scripts and libretti for (music-) theatre and ballet. She conducts in-depth interviews with artists and does research on content and context for new creations. Combining knowledge, creativity and adventure, she is eager to explore perfection as much as the unexpected. As a dramaturg Fabienne has worked for some renowned companies, including Dutch National Opera&Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Moscow and Schauspielhaus Zürich. She maintains key collaborations with internationally recognized artists; Juanjo Arqués, Jan Sobrie, Nicole Beutler, Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal.