Silence, Please!

With "Silence, Please!" we bring a fascinating insight into our habits. Why we seek silence today or not. Why do we ask for a minute of silence in the event of loss? It's about the behavior of all of us, but above all of the four guests on stage, who in their own way have an intriguing but toyally different bond with silence.

TV personality Cath Luyten tells about her search for silence, about trial and error. About small rituals. Mathematician and philosopher Jean-Paul Van Bedengem dares to question our habits. Is there a necessity? To quote him: "Silence please, I hear nothing!" Humor is never far away... Composer-musician Jan Swerts plays live music and shows how silence in itself also turns out to be a powerful instrument. He also testifies about the fight against all the noise that surrounds us. Jan climbs the barricades!

Each performance we bring another well-known guest already told us that silence is like Brussels sprouts. You thinks it's dirty but once you taste it, it's actually very tasty...

In 'Silence, Please!' elements from the very first large-scale study on silence perception in Flanders are processed. Do you want to study the full resaerch report? No problem! You can request the detailed report for free at 

director and scenography
Filip Standaert
Walter Janssens
Cath Luyten, Jean Paul Van Bendegem and guest
Live music
Jan Swerts
Het Laatste Bedrijf in coöperation with Tamara Trust
Thursday 9 January 2020
Tienen CC De Kruisboog
Friday 10 January 2020
Meulebeke OC Vondel
Thursday 16 January 2020
Lanaken CC
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Leuven 30CC/Schouwburg
Thursday 23 January 2020
Gent Vooruit (only by invitation)
Saturday 15 February 2020
Herentals CC 't Schalken
Thursday 20 February 2020
Vilvoorde CC Bolwerk
Friday 21 February 2020
Menen CC De Steiger
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Bilzen CC De Kimpel
Thursday 10 March 2020
Ternat CC De Ploter
Wednesday 22 April 2020
Arenberg Antwerpen
Thursday 23 April 2020
Turnhout De Warande