© andrejs strokins
    © andrejs strokins
    © kasia chmura-cegielkowska

tonight, lights out!

performance

In December 2007, the front page of Germany’s most important tabloid and Europe’s bestselling newspaper Bild Zeitung, proclaimed with big letters: “Tonight, lights out from 20:00 to 20:05!”. Participating in the symbolic act of switching off the lights, people felt part of a large community that cares for climate change and that is determined to solve this problem together.
For the time of five minutes… 

Tonight, lights out!  transposes this action from the level of an entire country to the closed space of a theatre.
The piece starts departs from the story of Ismaël, a small Coptic boy in Egypt, who sees himself and his family forced to migrate from the country side to the polluted North of Cairo. One day – thanks to a force of inner confusion and collective handling – he manages to expel the ‘Black Cloud’ from the town.
Inspired by this miraculous story, the public is invited to take faith in its own hands.

Tonight, lights out! is shown without subtitles, in one of its three different language versions: French, Dutch or English.

concept & direction
david weber-krebs
performance
david weber-krebs (eng), mathias domahidy (fr), maarten westra hoekzema (nl)
research & artistic assistance
marie urban
sound
coordt linke
installation
hans westendorp
technique
martin kaffarnik
production management
infinite endings
production
infinite endings, STUK, zeitraumexit, theater zeebelt, theater freiburg
thanks to
frascati, kaaitheater, NFPK, AFK, FAR/festival des arts vivants
première
september 2011, wunder der prärie, zeitraumexit, mannheim

agenda

veem house for performance, amsterdam

performance

zeitraumexit, mannheim

performance

bunker, ljubljana

performance

kaaitheater, brussels

performance

homo novus festival, riga

performance

theater freiburg

performance

sin culture center, budapest

performance

danae festival, milan

performance

body/mind festival, warsaw

performance

mir festival, athens

performance

pianofabriek, brussels

performance

sophiensaele, berlin

performance

far, festival des arts vivants

performance

tjcc, theatre de gennevilliers

performance

cc westrand, dilbeek

performance

cc de spil, roeselaere

performance

sittard-geelen stadsschouwburg

performance

sittard-geelen stadsschouwburg

performance

cc de steiger, menen

performance
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