A musical play by Nurkan Erpulat and Tunçay Kulaoğlu

Director - Nurkan Erpulat

Lö Bal Almanya was first staged 2010 at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin. The production has been touring ever since.


A musical spectacle by Nurkan Erpulat und Tunçay Kulaoğlu


About 50 years after the famous recruitment agreement between Germany and Turkey, this musical spectacle demonstrates with a long-lost treasury of songs and documentary material, why the official history of labour migration in German lands is a miserable understatement.


Erpulat and Kulaoğlu have collected a lot of documentary material that sparkles with an absurdity that only reality can get right: starting with the bizarre mass health checks for foreign workers right through to conversation guides for German naturalization authorities. Erpulat does not project an image in black and white. He illustrates circumstances that exaggerate themselves into a farce.  (Der Tagesspiegel)


A project by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH i.G. Initial production funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Ernst Schering Foundation.