Not once.

Based on a monologue written by Jan Fabre, NOT ONCE. unveils – through the 11 imaginary rooms of a photographic exhibition – a platonic relationship between the protagonist and a female photographer who, for years, has manipulated his body and reworked it into different entities. This multimedia work is conceived for both film and performance and explores the relation between an artist, their work and life, their public, and ultimately, the balance between giving and taking – between dependence and independence.


conceived, written and directed by Jan Fabre
performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov
film by Jan Fabre and Phil Griffin
music and sound design Stef Kamil Carlens
dramaturgy Miet Martens
editing and second unit director Giulio Boato
voice recording Lorenzo Danesin
Foley by Stef Kamil Carlens and Lorenzo Danesin

Production Angelos, Troubleyn, Baryshnikov Productions
Executive Producer EdM Productions