Art Museum Harburger Bahnhof
Five Performers and one Artificial Intelligence
Premiere / Opening on 14 September 2018
and 15 / 22 / 23 September 2018
EMPIRE OF OIL / Part 1-3
November 2017 – Mai 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
An aesthetically convincing contribution to the collective memory of history around the global realm of oil and its economic and ecological consequences. (…) The bilateral nature of man and nature can not be better represented.
DER FREITAG, 31 May 2018
These are impressive images that encase you with “Empire of Oil / The Underground Frontier” at the Ballhaus Ost: footage from the air over Arctic waters or between people on a street in Mosul, Iraq. In addition, long-lasting, dark sounds sound, which draw you even more into the environment. Sometimes this immersive stage action seems threatening, then again mystical, even magical.
TAZ, February 2018
CONVERSION / AFTER AFGHANISTAN
Ballhaus Ost Berlin – Theater am Lend Graz – IMPULSE-Festival FFT Duesseldorf –
Vassar College, NY – Goethe Institute New York –
Kampnagel Hamburg – Ballhaus Ost Berlin
SWR 2 (Southwest German Broadcast), Mai 2015
“They (the artists) interviewed soldiers, civilians, fans of the Taliban and emancipated women, filmed their approach by airplane on dusty lines of houses, playing children in open spaces, peaceful bread baking to cheerful oriental music or momentous electro. The result is: surprising, ambivalent, hopeful and pleading.”
THEATER HEUTE, August 2016
“The Costa Compagnie does not try to explain the world to the audience. Instead they very effectively and powerfully document the kaleidoscope of an heterogeneous Afghan present on the way to an uncertain future by artistic means. A remarkable achievement. “
MANNHEIMER MORGEN, Mai 2015
The next piece (FASCION) is about the increasing fascization of the political climate. Trump, AfD and others. 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 generalize it.
BLOG – Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2017