Programme

Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

DanceTheatre

English / With German surtitles / With English surtitles / 115 min.

In the American Declaration of Independence from 1776, the pursuit of happiness is postulated as one of three inalienable human rights. But what is happiness? Could it appear as the end of a Hollywood-Western, however surprising and inappropriate? Nature Theater of Oklahoma cast their gaze on the mythos and the legacy of the American dream. Developed as a collaboration with the Ljubljana-based dance company EnKnapGroup, “Pursuit of Happiness” deals with the voracious expansionin the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result. A bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy.  

On 19.11. HAU also presents the film “Germany Year 2071“ by Nature Theater of Oklahoma.                                                                                                                                               

Cast

Concept, text and direction: Nature Theater of Oklahoma, EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska und Kelly Copper
 / By and with: Luke Thomas Dunne, Ida Hellsten, Bence Mezei, Ana Štefanec, Jeffrey Schoenaers, Lada Petrovski Ternovšek
 / Light design: Luka Curk / Costume design: Katarina Škaper / Costumes by: Atelje d.o.o. / Stage Manager: Luka Curk / Technical Realisation: Leon Curk, Gal Škrjanec Skaberne / Photography: Andrej Lamut

Dates

  • Past
    German premiere
    Wed 15.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 16.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 17.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 18.11.2017, 20:30 / HAU2

Credits

Produktion: EN-KNAPProductions. Koproduktion: steirischer herbst (Graz), Théâtre dela Ville (Paris).

Mit Unterstützung der Botschaft der Vereinigten Staaten inLjubljana, Stadt Ljubljana – Abteilung für Kultur und des Ministeriums fürKultur der Republik Slowenien.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.