I, Kate Strong, former dancer with Forsythes’ Ballett Frankfurt, Frank Castorfs Schauspiel Ensemble, Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxembourg Platz Berlin, continuously employed freelance actress in Europe, hereby claim:
In thirty years of knowing Jan Fabre, both private and professionally, I have not once witnessed inappropriate behaviour.
Taking responsibility for your own actions does not stop at the door of a rehearsal studio, atelier, concert hall, theater rehearsal room, Opera house, on the Metro or at a job interview. For every human being there is a choice, that of knowing what you are prepared to do or not do.
I am not without sympathy for recent cases of suffering in the world, but Jan Fabre I would trust with my life.
Kate Strong