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
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Ancient Stadium Of Epidaurus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Athens | St. Paul’s Anglican Church | Athens School of Fine Arts | Benizelos Mansion (Archontiko Benizelon) | Institut français | National Archaeological Museum | National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) | Athens | National Garden | Lais Open Air Cinema | Icthyoskala Keratsiniou | Miltiadou 20 & Nikiou 18 | National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation | Benaki Museum | Piraeus Port, Gate E1 | Alexandras Square | Avdi Square | Syntagma Square | Athens Conservatoire | Megaro Hypatia