Suitable for english audience


The costa compagnie conducted research in the Hindu Kush for three weeks at the end of ISAF’s mission and spoke with Afghans, as well as with German and American soldiers about their experiences within the region’s complex situation. CONVERSION translates the multiple voices and contradictions of the material into a powerful performance that blends contemporary dance, research-based theater, soundscapes and multimedia installation to create a new form of the messenger’s report, while pursuing questions such as: How did the ISAF-mission affect the situation in Afghanistan? And by which interdisciplinary means can we approach war?
Invited to the IMPULSE-Festival 2016.

Price: 16 €, ermäßigt 12 € (ggf. zzgl. VVK Gebühr)
Die Vorstellung ist für Zuschauer mit deutschen und/oder englischen Sprachkenntnissen geeignet.
ca. 115 Min.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
Wheelchair accessible (Information provided by the organisers.)


Artistic Direction, Performance, Text: Felix Meyer-Christian
Choreographie, Dance: Jascha Viehstädt
Dance, Performance: Hauke Heumann, Toni Jessen, Frank Koenen, Akemi Nagao, Maria Walser
Audio: Katharina Kellermann
Video: Miguel Murrieta Vásquez
Video-Support: Jonas Plümke
Stage Design, Costume: Anika Marquardt, Lani Tran Duc
Lighting / Technique: Fabian Eichner
Dramaturgy: Stawrula Panagiotaki
Assistance: Nicole Nowak
Research in Afghanistan: Stefan Haehnel (Photo / Video), Felix Meyer-Christian, Jascha Viehstädt
Translator in Afghanistan: Ahmad Nasir Formuli

A production by costa compagnie, funded by Fonds Doppelpass by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, in cooperation with Theater and Orchestra Heidelberg. The Guest Perfomances will be supported by Vassar College / Creative Arts Across The Disciplines (NY, USA), the Ilse and Dr. Horst Rusch-Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Nationalen Performance Netz and the Goethe Institut New York.


costa compagnie
The Berlin and Hamburg based costa compagnie was founded by Felix Meyer-Christian as an open collaboration of interdisciplinary working emerging artists. Their latest works combine documentary,... more

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Ballhaus Ost
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theatre, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community, built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost... more