My work is dedicated to find and honor what is truly noble in the human spirit.
I see that we are all — all 7.5 billion of us — only One Human Body. Our work is to remember, in this lifetime, that we are not separate. We are called by the Earth, a living and self-aware organism, to free ourselves from the mind-created illusion of separation.
This view of the world has been forming in me for the past 30 years. Here are my teachers and what I have learned from them:
From Osho Rajneesh, and from living in his communities, I have learned about daring to be alive;
From Carlos Castaneda I have learned what it means to be complete;
From Carolyn Myss I have learned the nature of sacred contracts and how they guide our lives;
From Andrew Cohen I have learned about commitment, corruption, spiritual greed, honesty and integrity;
From Shanti Mayi I have learned about unconditional love and what it means to actually shift one's view;
From my life partner and collaborator Mitra Martin I learn about honesty, integrity and living a life together in the service of a higher purpose — and, about tango, its subtleties, and how to lead by following;
From the spirit of tango I learn what it's actually like to follow a spirit;
From Buddhism I learn the stages of meditation and the transformative power that comes from being dedicated to studying the Noble Eightfold Path;
From nature I learn how to open my eyes and see that which has always been here for me to see — I learn that nature is spirit itself. And from power plants I learn a larger view of spirit than I found in any religion so far — one that encompasses: humility, humbleness, healing, liberation, integrity, truth, inner silence and fluidity. Most of all from plant spirits I have learned how to forgive.
Through my parents I am learning that where the deepest wounds lie, there awaits the deepest potential, the greatest contribution to life we can possibly make in one lifetime;
From disease I have learned that there is no time for indulging into anything since death is stalking us every moment — that I, as this global One Human Body, am not the top of the food chain, but am prey in the universe — just like everything else.
From my own death I learn what it means to be truly honest: I don't know when my last moment arrives, and I have no time to waste.
My gift to humanity, to my One Human Body, is to spread these teachings.
As a contemporary dancer and choreographer Stefan Fabry has made many artistic contributions to dance in Los Angeles and beyond since his arrival here after a three year full-time training in modern dance at Tanz Projecte Koln. As the apprentice of world-famous choreographer Rudy Perez for twelve years, he performed with the Rudy Perez Dance Company at the Orpheum Theater, REDCAT, Pasadena City College, Ford Amphitheatre, Skirball Cultural Center, Luckman Theater, The Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, and Highways Performance Space and assisted him teaching at the North American Dance Festival at Duke University at Durham, North Carolina as well as Idyllwild School for the Arts.
During this time Stefan also created his own body of choreographic work, working closely with collaborators Shel Wagner-Rasch, Stephanie Nugent, and Tom Peters. For two decades he has actively explored contact improvisation and performed extensively with Shel Wagner-Rasch including at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival and taught with her at Loyola Marymount University. His critically acclaimed original works include his solo “Gonna Stay,” “1% Rot” with Yicun Sun, "Interference Theory" with Jeff Grimaldo, and his full-length piece “We Will Go Outside Where The Wild Wind Blows” with Debra Christie and Mitra Martin.
In 2003 Stefan discovered Argentine Tango. Between 2003 and 2014 Stefan taught Tango with Mitra Martin locally in LA and nationally at events such as the Houston Tango Festival, the San Diego Tango Festival, the Salt Lake Tango Festival, Stone Soup, the Baltimore Tango Solstice and Kansas City’s Spring Fling. The two developed performance work bringing together elements of contact improvisation, modern dance, performance art and Argentine Tango presented at Tango de los Muertos, Portland Tango Festival, and the Heartland Tango Festival.
During this period Stefan was an acclaimed woodworker who taught himself the art of intricate Japanese joinery and was featured in the LA Times for his ongoing collaborations designing and hand-building one-of-a-kind custom furniture with his long-time client Alan Pomerantz. His unique art pieces grace the homes of some renowned Hollywood creators.
For three decades Stefan has been exploring spiritual and personal growth. His most important guides have been Osho Rajneesh and the Sannyasin communities in Poona, India and Cologne, Germany; Carlos Castaneda and the Tensegrity community in Los Angeles; Andrew Cohen; Shanti Mayi; and Carolyn Myss. He is deeply humbled by the arduous work that each teacher invested into his life.
Stefan grew up in communist Romania and has survived childhood developmental trauma. He has been touched by the power of movement modalities to heal abused minds and bodies and wishes to share the liberation embodied art offers with others who may have come from similarly challenging past life experiences.
He is honored and humbled by the privilege to co-found and run, since 2009, Oxygen Tango School of Connection with Mitra Martin, who teaches him always what it means to be believed in.
“Fabry made his essay in dance-metaphor into a deeply involving kinetic experience.” - LA Times, Lewis Segal, 2004
“Stefan Fabry is known for his improvisational explorations, this time it’s 1% Rot, with guest dancer/visual artist Yicun Sun.” -LA Weekly, Ann Haskins, 2007
"Like [Simone] Forti, Perez is a pioneer of postmodernism, unafraid to expand in new directions, here-by collaborating with protege Stefan Fabry."- Sara Wolf, ''NOW FESTIVAL'', Dance Magazine, November 2005
"Fabry can dance with formidable power" - LA Times, Lewis Segal, 2006