Nature Theater of Oklahoma - EnKnapGroup
Pursuit of Happiness
Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, founders of the Obie Award-winning Nature Theater of Oklahoma, take on the myth and legacy of the American Dream. Inside a Western saloon, a Mexican barman, an Austrian sales rep, the re-enactment of a peacekeeping mission in Baghdad, a magic potion and some unsettlingly uplifting cowboy dances make up a zany universe, a take of American clichés and Spaghetti Western.
The United States’ founding document, the Declaration of Independence, defines ‘the pursuit of happiness’ as one of the ‘unalienable rights’ of human beings, which governments have been tasked to protect. But what is Happiness? Into what dark corners does each of us chase it? To what lengths and wild frontiers will we go to pursue it? Will this pursuit of happiness culminate in an unseemly Hollywood blockbuster? The New York-based Nature Theater of Oklahoma, named after the eponymous theatre in Kafka’s novel America, works together with six brilliant dancers of the internationally acclaimed Slovenian dance company EnKnapGroup, jointly creating a surreal folk tale about violent Western expansionism, “one of the wildest things you’ll see at the theatre this year” (New York Times).
With English and Greek surtitles
Post-performance talk on 1 June
Moderated by Georgina Kakoudaki, artistic co-curator of Athens & Epidaurus Festival for educational programmes
Peiraios 260 (H)
- 01/06/2018 at 21:00
- 02/06/2018 at 20:00
- 03/06/2018 at 21:00
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Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Shedia | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis