Friday, 29 January 2016

Corinne Maier presents PAST IS PRESENT
Swiss director Corinne Maier will present 'Past is Present' to audiences in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pondicherry

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. 

2 and 3 February 2016 at Rangashankara, Bangalore at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Rs. 200/- available on: and at the venue 

5 and 6 February 2016 at Adishakti, Pondicherry at 7:00 pm 
Entry: Open to all

11 February 2016 at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at 7:00 pm
Tickets: Rs.300/- 250/- & 200/-Box Office: 26 Jan 2016 for members / 29 January for the public 

Duration 90 minutes
The performance is in German with Slovene and English surtitles.

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 HessDramaturgy: Kris Merken
Sound design: Bernhard la Dous
Technique: Thomas Kohler
Production management: Franziska Schmidt, stranger in company ℗ 
Co-production: Kaserne Basel

Photo: Brigitte Fässler

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thomas Seelig to visit India
Thomas Seelig co-director Fotomuseum Winterthur will be in India to deliver a talk at Travel Photo Jaipur and Photoink Delhi.

Travel Photo Jaipur and Photoink have invited Thomas Seelig co-director Fotomuseum Winterthur to deliver a talk in February 2016.

3 February 2016 - Talk at Photoink, New Delhi 
Talk on Exhibiting Photography Today at 5:30 pm
Entry open to public

6 February 2016 - Talk at Travel Photo Jaipur
Talk on The New Grand Tour at 10:30 am
Entry: as per festival rules

Thomas Seelig (*1964 Cologne) studied Visual Communication at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, followed by a curatorial study program at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht/NL. He joined the Fotomuseum Winterthur team in 2003 as collection curator. Since 2013 Seelig is co-directing the museum with Duncan Forbes and realized group- and thematic exhibitions like "The Ecstasy of Things" (2004), "Research and Invention" (2007), "Karaoke" (2009) as well as "Concrete - Architecture and Photography" (2013). Next to monographic exhibitions on James Welling, Yann Mingard, Peter Piller and Taiyo Onorato&Nico Krebs he co-curated the retrospective of "Mark Morrisroe" together with Beatrix Ruf. Most recently the museum introduced the innovative exhibition and display format

Press Mentions:
Business Standard / 28 Jan 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016

le Guignol à roulettes invited by Ishara Puppet Festival 2016
Pierre-alain Rolle from Switzerland to present 'Behind my House' by le Guignol à roulettes at the Ishara Puppet Festival 2016 in Delhi, Chandigarh and Gurgaon.

We regret to inform that owing to unavoidable circumstances - Le Guignol à roulettes have had to cancel their visit to India. 
Pro Helvetia New Delhi

Behind my House 
Performed by: Le Guignol à roulettes 
Country: Switzerland 

DATE: 07h Feb 2016 
SHOW TIME: 7:30PM VENUE: Epicentre 

DATE: 09th Feb 2016 SHOW TIME: 7:30PM VENUE:Chandigarh 

DATE: 11th Feb 2016 SHOW TIME: 7:30PM 
VENUE: Amphitheater, India Habitat Centre

This funny and educative glove puppet show teaches children a powerful message about the gift of nature and how to appreciate the greenery around them. As the beautiful gardens filled with flowers disappear and the ugly city grows thanks to the wicked Governor of the Grey City, our hero Boniface tries to stop the workmen with hilarious results. Madam Paulette then prepares her secret weapon, a mug of hot chocolate. Will she be able to stop them in time from destroying everything? 

Directed & Written By: Dora Cantero 
Language: Musical, Non Verball 
Suitable for audiences: family show 
Recommended: All Ages 
Duration: 50 minutes 
Performed by: Le Guignol à roulettes

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Sound Reasons Festival IV | Sound Art and Electronic Music
A festival for sound art, contemporary Jazz and electronic music, in Bangalore Delhi and Goa from 4 Dec 2015 to 22 January 2016.

Sound Reasons IV - festival for sound art, contemporary Jazz and electronic music 
A presentation by Sound Reasons in collaboration Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council

04 Jan Vadehra Art Gallery | Delhi | Installations - Opening | 
04 - 10 January Installations at Vadehra Art Gallery, DELHI featuring Colin Black , Salomé Voegelin, Raul Keller , Shun Owada , Ish S (diFfuSed beats), Shun Owada, Bernd Schurer and Manuel Rocha 

10 Jan Experimental Gallery IHC | Delhi | Installations |
10 January Live performance at Amphitheater, India Habitat Center DELHI feat Colin Black , Shun Owada , Ish S (diFfuSed beats), Raul Keller , Shun Owada, Bernd Schurer, Christian Skjødt, Mads Paluszewski- Hau, Derek Holzer and Manuel Rocha

10 Jan Amphitheater IHC | Delhi | Live |
10 January - 16 January Sound Installation feat Christian Skjødt and Mads Paluszewski- Hau at the Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Center 

12 Jan Alliance française de Bangalore | Bangalore | Live | 
12 January Live Performance Alliance Frances BANGALORE feat Colin Black ,Raul Keller , Shun Owada , Ish S (diFfuSed beats), Raul Keller, Bernd Schurer and Manuel Roche

 16 Jan 1 Shanti Road | Bangalore | Installations-Opening | 
16 January - 22 January Sound Installation at 1 Shanti Road, BANGALORE feat Colin Black , Salomé Voegelin, Raul Keller , Shun Owada , Ish S (diFfuSed beats), Raul Keller , Shun Owada, Bernd Schurer and Manuel Rocha 

About the festival 
Sound Reasons is a festival for Sound Art, contemporary Jazz and electronic music which will take place here in India in various parts from the month of December 2015 to January 2016 with performances happening across various cities in India. The fourth edition of the festival brings an interesting mix of musicians and artists from Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and India. 

For complete festival schedule visit: 
Press Mention: Art Illustrated / Keeping Score 2015 (volume 3/ Issue 3)

Friday, 1 January 2016

.h.g. - revisiting the fairy tale Hänsel and Gretel
Installation in 9 rooms, one prologue and one epilogue, based on the classical fairy tale of Hänsel and Gretel.

installation in 9 rooms, one prologue and one epilogue 
Based on the classical fairy tale of Hänsel and Gretel 

8, 9, 10, 11 January 2016 at Goethe - Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore 
Timings 5pm and 8pm /  entry every 20 mins / Suitable for 12+
Entry: by registration / tickets available on 

23, 24, 25, 26 January 2016 at South City International School, Kolkata
Timings 5pm and 8pm /  entry every 20 mins / Suitable for 12+
Entry: by registration / tickets available on

Fairytales belong to a deeply intimate and personal territory that defies age. Trickster-p again takes a fairytale as a theme, in order to work on a subject that belongs to the collective imaginary, disregarding facts to dive into a universe of images, memories and sensations evoked by the story. .h.g. is a reading - and revision - of the classical fairy tale of Hänsel and Gretel, in the shape of an installation where theatre and visual arts merge. The spectator walks through 9 different physical-sensory rooms accompanied and guided by earphones. Each room is a world on its own, a passage into universes suspended halfway between reality and dream: here the mind slips into the imaginary and the external spectator becomes integral part of the experience. 

The installation evolves along the points of rupture and intersection of the story, in search of the links between the world of childhood and the world of adulthood. Hänsel and Gretel is a beastly, cruel and merciless story It is a story made of sounds and silences It is a story of bones and flesh, of food and hunger It is a story about home, then about forest, then again home It is the story of two children who go into the thick of the forest holding hands It is a story with both a clean and ferocious smell. Suspended between ferocity and childlike lightness, .h.g.strives to be an experience both aesthetical and sensorial. 
More about .h.g. at:

About Trickster-p 
Trickster-p arises out of the encounter of Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl and is intended as an artistic research project which pushes at the boundaries and is at the crossroad of different art forms. Initially their research focused specifically on the centrality and physicality of the performer; as time went on, their focus has shifted from a more narrow definition of theatre to include expressions that transgress genre boundaries, both conceptually and formally resulting from the mixture of extremely heterogeneous artistic media. 

More about Trickster -p at 

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