Corinne Maier: Past Is Present

Sunday, August 24th at 7.30 pm and Monday, August 25th at 7.30 pm
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana

The Swiss director Corinne Maier studied Cultural Sciences and Aesthetic Practice at the University of Hildesheim in Germany until 2009. Since then she has remained committed to creating her own performances in a range of contexts, including a series of solos on the philosophy she has devised.

The magic of documentary theatre lies precisely in its potential to utter global narratives through individual stories. The performance Past is Present is the result of Corinne Maier’s collaboration with Shaheen Dill-Riaz, a Germany-based documentary film artist of Bangladeshi origin. His award-winning documentaries have caused something of a stir in his home country and in his family circles. Corinne Maier takes a documentary approachcumentaryge, we only ask for to portraying Shaheen’s life – how he lives it, what he dedicates his time to and what his family is like. Each and every scene from his life invokes the reality of the global world – project-driven professional life, family scattered across four different continents amidst radically different cultural realities…

Direction: Corinne Maier
Performance: Shaheen Dill-Riaz, Anne Haug
Set design: Valerie Hess
Dramaturgy: Kris Merken
Sound design: Bernhard la Dous
Technique: Thomas Kohler
Production management: Franziska Schmidt, stranger in company ℗
Co-production: Kaserne Basel

Photo: Brigitte Fässler

90 minutes

The performance is in German with Slovene and English surtitles.


24. 08. 2014


Stara mestna elektrarna