Luk Van den Dries is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and free lance dramaturg (a.o. with Jan Fabre). Together with Louise Chardon he founded his own theatre company AndWhatBesidesDeath. He wrote extensively on Flemish theatre and is the author of Corupus Jan Fabre (Imschoot, 2006). Currently he is doing reserach on the performer in the 21st century.