Nature Theater of Oklahoma


Nature Theater of Oklahoma is an award-winning New York art and performance group under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. Since “Poetics: a ballet brut”, their first dance piece created as an ensemble, Nature Theater of Oklahoma has been devoted to making the work they do not know how to make, putting themselves in impossible situations, and working from out of our own ignorance and unease. We strive to create an unsettling live situation that demands total presence from everyone in the room. They use the readymade material around them, found space, overheard speech, and observed gesture, and through extreme formal manipulation, and superhuman effort, they affect in their work a shift in the perception of everyday reality that extends beyond the site of performance and into the world in which they live. 2013 they showed all the existing episodes of this long-term project at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.