City art programme Drugajanje 2015

Maribor – European Capital of tourism 2021

Petr Šourek

Under the Old bridge, 19 –25 November

Petr Šourek, also known as philosopher, translator, director, writer and much more, found an ingenious niche: in Prague, a city flooded by millions of tourists, he founded a tourist agency Corrupt tours along with his fellow theatre artists, dealing exclusively with touring successes of corruption, one of the most flourishing cultures of our time.

This unusual tourist offer immediately became a worldwide sensation. And it seemed that Maribor, with its recent history of the reign of Franc Kangler and the (un)fortunate manoeuvrings with EU funds, would be an immense source of inspiration in this field. Šourek delved into it, also in collaboration with high school students, and a staged walk along Maribor’s tourist attractions emerged, guided by Old and New Vine tourist guides, where historical falsehoods intertwine with entertaining tales of financial blunders. The title promises an ironic tour of the city, where nothing is simply what it seems.