Nature Theater of Oklahoma

No President. A Story Ballet of Enlightenment in Two Immoral Acts


English /  130 min.

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In a world with less and less space for art, there’s nothing much left for the two actors Mikey and Georgie to do but to earn their daily bread by taking odd jobs with a security service. Their latest gig paradoxically brings them back to the theatre. They are supposed to guard a theatre curtain – and whatever might lie behind it. But things are about to get out of hand as the guards find themselves infiltrated by a rival security company composed of ex-ballet dancers, who are not only artistically more up to date, but also faster and cheaper, and who want to take over this important gig at any cost. After two years of absence Nature Theater of Oklahoma returns to HAU Hebbel am Ufer with a furious choreography that draws from almost everything on offer, blending it into a political-grotesque work: ballet, silent film, slap stick, calisthenics, predatory animal behaviour, and modern dance accompanied by the music of “The Nutcracker”.


Text, direction & choreography: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška / With: Ilan Bachrach, Tale Dolven, Gabel Eiben, Laron Janus, Raymond Liew Jin Pin, Robert M. Johanson, Joana Kern, Hannah Krebs, Marlena Meier, Bence Mezei, Kadence Neill, Gustavo de Oliveira Leite, Anna Schneider, Philip Wiehagen / Dramaturgy: Florian Malzacher / Set: Ansgar Prüwer / Costume: Jenny Theisen / Light Design: Maarten Warmerdam / Light: Luka Curk / Sound: Torsten Schwarzbach / Assistance set and costume: Gabi Bartels / Translation: Ulrich Blumenbach / Operating surtitles: Jakob Gerber (Panthea)

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  • Past
    Wed 16.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 17.10.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 19.10.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sun 20.10.2019, 17:00 / HAU2


Production (creation): Ruhrtriennale & Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus World premiere: Ruhrtriennale, 14 September 2018. Production (restaging & touring): HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


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