Interview Deutschland Radio Kultur
„This performance enlightens the shadows it casts ahead.“
Die Welt, 19.02.2013 (see below)
„Fukushima, my love“ artistically transports knowledge, a sense and a grasp of Fukushima und and the Japanese culure.
“The radiation ultimately still remains unbelievable and devastatingly invisible in this two-hour show. But the archaeological approach to the glowing core of the disaster performed by the guests from Hamburg provided a very considerable awareness about the fatal consequences. “
1.5 years after the threefold disaster, Felix Meyer-Christian traveled to the Fukushima prefecture in October 2012, to the places that were destroyed by the tsunami or abruptly abandoned due to the reactor accident and are now contaminated and overgrown, to talk to the local people about their experiences. He returned with numerous interviews, sounds and videos.
In “Fukushima, my love”, the Costa Compagnie now examines whether the temporal, spatial and cultural distance to the events of the disaster can be reduced. Five performers, a musician and a video artist approach the incomprehensible on the basis of 35 interviews conducted on site, the film “Hiroshima, mon amour” and a multitude of Japanese myths. The result is a performative, media-dense essay – in which the audience finds itself in the middle of the stage – between dance, situational installation and theatre, which focuses on the question: What is the human being in the catastrophe?
Director, Writer & Camera
Choreography & Dance
Signe Koefoed, Frank Koenen / Robert Bell, Jascha Viehstädt, Maria Walser
Christina Flick, Dennis Pörtner / Hauke Heumann
Stage & Costume
Anika Marquardt, Lani Tran-Duc
Dramaturgy & Curator of the 72hrs-Archeology
Sven Christian Schuch
Numan Jadallah, Anita Könning, Nicole Nowak
Chikako Kaido (Choreographie & Tanz), Antonio Stella (Künstl. Mitarbeit)
Research in Japan
Translator in Fukushima-Prefecture
DATES / GUEST PERFORMANCES
January 2013 at Fleetstreet Theater Hamburg, Residency Program
National Theater Weimar (E.Werk) (edt. version), Juni 2013
Theater of Bremen (Outnow-Festival), Juli 2013
Theater and Orchestra of Heidelberg (Opening Doppelpass-Residency), September 2013
Thalia Theater Hamburg (150%-Festival), April 2014
The project has been funded and supported by:
The shows in Heidelberg were funded by Fonds Doppelpass by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Additionally supportet by:
Company Werner Kürsten (Kartonagen), allbuyone (Eventbedarf), habitat (Inneneinrichtung), Sautter & Lackmann (Fachbuchhandlung), Kampnagel Hamburg and JustMusic Hamburg!