© David Weber-Krebs

into the big world

performance

In Into the Big World we experience a world where everything is observed, named, categorised and therefore domesticated.

We become acquainted with different species, subspecies, families, genera and taxonomies. We get to know all the plants on the Island of Jamaica, the 24 species of short-tailed crabs in the Red Sea and the hermaphrodite aquatic plant known as water-lily.
Gradually however knowledge becomes more complex as the world does not longer present itself as a stable unity but instead as a system where everything is connected to everything.

Into the Big World places the eighteenth century encyclopedic project as the seed of Modernity.
A worldview where the world was seen as a whole that needed to be known through all its aspects and conquered; a time away from the obscure dogmas of religion and autocracy towards the lights of knowledge, positive sciences and democracy.

Where has this worldview brought us? Can we still observe the world from a distance, when we are its main agents of transformation?

concept & direction
david weber-krebs
performance
katja dreyer, noha ramadan
lighting design
jan fedinger
sound
peter lenaerts
stage
lotte betting
dramaturgy
jonas rutgeerts
dramaturgy & research
marie urban
publication design
stéphanie desmadryl
artistic advice
lars kwakkenbos
production management
daria bubalo
organization
ingrid vranken
distribution
bold
production
infinite endings, kaaitheater, STUK, wpzimmer
with the support of
the flemish community commission, pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats, kunstencentrum BUDA
special thanks to
amsterdam funds for the arts, anne breure, niki hadikoesoemo, maximilian haas, sandra van der hel, olivier de laveleye, jan-philipp possmann, jean-baptiste van zeebroeck, fridolin weber-krebs, emily williams
première
november 2014, STUK, leuven

agenda

de brakke grond, amsterdam

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kaaitheater, brussels

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stuk kunstencentrum, leuven

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de brakke grond, amsterdam

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