EMPIRE OF OIL / Part 1-3
360°-Film, Performance, Dance, Virtual Reality
24 – 27 May 2018
Ballhaus Ost Berlin
„Empire of Oil“ is one of the most interesting independent-scene-productions of the recent past, both in its success and in its failure. TAGESSPIEGEL, Berlin, 26 May 2018
CONVERSION / AFTER AFGHANISTAN
Ballhaus Ost Berlin – Theater am Lend Graz – IMPULSE-Festival FFT Düsseldorf –
Vassar College, NY – Goethe Institute New York – Kampnagel Hamburg – Ballhaus Ost Berlin
The statements of about two dozen people are embedded in opulent 360-degree films, which can be seen in a round horizon in Ballhaus Ost. The films, some drone shots, some taken statically, show derricks in Arctic waters and in war-torn Northern Iraq.
ZITTY Berlin, November 2017
The next piece (FASCION) is about the increasing fascistization of the political climate. Trump, AfD and Co. Again the Costa Compagnie will research, stay close to the material and at the same time search for a new choreographic form. Because our reality is far too complex to being generalized.
BLOG – Performing Arts Festival Berlin, June 2017
They interviewed soldiers, civilians, Taliban fans and emancipated activists, filmed their approach to dusty rows of houses, children playing in wide squares, peaceful bread baking to serene oriental music or meaningful electro. The result is: Amazing. Contradictory. Hopeful. Pleading.
THEATER HEUTE, August 2016
The strength of this piece is that it shows the fragmentation of the country, taking into account causes and historical development. (…) “Conversion” has become a very convincing documentary piece for the stage.
SWR 2 (Southwest German Broadcast), May 2015