Fight (For) Independence

State Theater Nuremberg

State Theater Oldenburg

Edith Russ Haus for Media Art

& Ballhaus Ost Berlin (Guest Performances)

Fonds Doppelpass 2018 – 2020

Together with their partners, the Costa Compagnie will embark on the multi-year project “Fight (For) Independence” from 2018-20. With 360°-filmed research in Germany, England, Catalonia, Mozambique and South Sudan, the work investigates in globally occurring independence movements. In various multimedia performances the collected material will be presented in Nuremberg, Oldenburg and Berlin.

Premiere and shows at State Theater Nuremberg: 20 – 24 June 2019

Shows at Ballhaus Ost Berlin: 27 – 29 June 2019

Funded by the Fonds Doppelpass Program of the Federal Cultural Foundation. kultur_1

Global Family – Tales of Gerontological Colonialism (AT)

Ballhaus Ost Berlin

& Northern Stage Newcastle (UK)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver (CAN)

& Newcastle University (UK)


The international performance and science project GLOBAL FAMILY is dedicated to the outsourcing of care for the elderly, in particular the care of people with dementia from Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom to the Global South to Thailand – a biopolitical outsourcing, which Heribert Prantl in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung once referred to as “gerontological colonialism”. For the project, the Costa Compagnie, with scientists from the Universities of Vancouver and Newcastle, has teamed up with Ballhaus Ost and Northern Stage Newcastle to create a unique network that complements scientific and artistic work practices. The interviews will be filmed with a 360°-camera and presented, after the scientific analysis and archiving, in an intermedial, performative and immersive setting in Berlin and Newcastle. The performances will be accompanied by scientific conferences, plus an online virtual reality film. Have European  Societies redefined or lost the concept of family as a place of care? Does outsourcing to the global South promote a revival of colonial mechanisms? And how do Thai nurses perceive their patients? And are the well-groomed patients moving into a dystopian or paradisiacal state when forgetting prevails in the unknown context?

Premiere and shows at Ballhaus Ost Berlin: 07 – 09 November 2019

Shows at Northern Stage Newcastle (UK): 14 – 17 November 2019

Funded by the general project fund of the Federal Cultural Foundation  kultur_1

Additionally funded by the University of British Columbia and the Newcastle University