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Picture: Andrej Lamut
Pursuit of Happiness by Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EnKnapGroup
Picture: Andrej Lamut
Picture: Andrej Lamut
Pursuit of Happiness by Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EnKnapGroup
Picture: Andrej Lamut
Picture: Andrej Lamut
Pursuit of Happiness by Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EnKnapGroup
Picture: Andrej Lamut
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Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

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.                                                                                                                                                   
Trailer
Past dates
November 2017
English with German and English surtitles
115 min.
Concept, text and direction
Pavol Liska and 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
German Premiere 15 November 2017
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.