“We premiered 2015 in Basel and have been touring the show since then in Switzerland and Germany.”
WHO: Corinne Maier, Director
WHAT: “This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters. A convent with six nuns in Switzerland is part of their expedition that explores belief. How questionless is belief in reality and to what extent does a life in the convent represent the anti-model for urbanites who think of themselves as modern? After a period of research in the convent of St Josef, performers Julia Bihl and Johannes Dullin meet on stage and confront their experiences with their own different beliefs, while the nuns speak for themselves on the video screen.”
WHERE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)
WHEN: 20:00 (90 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It is our first time to Edinburgh! We are so excited to be bringing our work to the largest arts festival in the world and can’t wait to share it with brand new audiences.
Tell us about your show.
Like A Prayer is a devised performance about personal belief. The whole team went to a monastery for a research week and after that we put all our experiences on stage – with words, feelings, videos and music, in a documentary theatrical style. That means that we all are the authors of that show. I directed it and worked together with the production office produktionsDOCK which have also produced earlier works of mine.
When I started working on the subject for that show, I asked and chose performers who I knew would be interested in that subject, who would have a strong personal opinion on it and no fear of contact with a strange world which the monastery first was. We premiered 2015 in Basel and have been touring the show since then in Switzerland and Germany. Now, we hope that new and unexpected possibilities will open up through our appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
We are really excited to see a mix of styles and genres the festival. We’re looking forward to seeing The Older Brothers’ Almanac which is also at C venues. We also hope to catch Rik Carranza: I’m a Fan on at The Counting House as part of Laughing Horse. We’ve been very interested in Rik’s solo comedy show as he discusses the idea of acceptance and fitting into the norm while needing to accept and celebrate your own passions.
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