David Weber-Krebs

The Silencing

The Silencing
The Silencing

29.04 – 30.04.2022

What attention do you pay to the sounds of your environment? What if those sounds slowly fade away? In his performances David Weber-Krebs (BE/D) explores the role of (human) spectators at a time when their activity has a profound impact on their physical and ecological environment. With The Silencing he enters the realm of sound and invites the audience to listen collectively to a world that is becoming increasingly silent.

On stage, a group of young narrators, accompanied by the composer Pali Meursault, interweave (auto)biographical narrations, speculations and audio recordings. They lead you through a slow process that leads to silence. Until there are no more stories to tell.

• David Weber-Krebs (BE/DE) is an artist and researcher living in Brussels. He studied at the University of Fribourg (CH) and the Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL). He's an old friend of Kaaitheater. Together with Jeroen Peeters, he has organised the performative conferences On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors, the fourth of which was broadcast live from Kaaitheater. Recent works for theatres are the performances Tonight, lights out! (2011/2013), Balthazar (2011/2015) and The Guardians of Sleep (2017), all three of which could be seen at Kaaitheater. He also produced the book and then the doors opened again in which 75 artists, academics, curators and audience members imagine their first theatre visit after the 2020 COVID-19 closure. 


concept & direction David Weber-Krebs | dramaturgy Simone Basani performance May Abnet, Ezra Fieremans and Ashley Ho | sound composition Pali Meursault | light design Pablo Fontdevila | costumes Aidan Abnet |drawings Julien Bruneau | production Infinite Endings | co-production Kaaitheater & New Theatre Institute of Latvia (for ACT: art, climate, transition), C-TAKT, BUDA, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, WpZimmer and Walpurgis | with the support of the Flemish Authorities | thanks to Q-O2, Pianofabriek, Monty, de School van Gaasbeek vzw and Jonas Rutgeerts