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Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EN-KNAP:
The Pursuit of Happiness

  • © Andrej Lamut
Theater & Performance / Wheelchair users
  • Thu, 24.01.2019 19:30 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 25.01.2019 19:30
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 26.01.2019 19:30
    Kampnagel – K2

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 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.

Pursuit of Happiness Trailer from Nature Theater of Oklahoma on Vimeo.


  • authors: Pavol Liska, Kelly Copper
  • developed and performed by: EN-KNAP Group (Luke Thomas Dunne (Great Britain), Ida Hellsten (Sweden), Bence Mezei (Hungary), Lada Petrovski Ternovšek (Croatia), Jeffrey Schoenaers (Belgium), Ana Štefanec Knez (Slovenia)
  • artistic director: Iztok Kovač
  • rehearsal director of EN-KNAP Group: Nohemi Barriuso
  • light design: Luka Curk
  • costume design: Katarina Škaper
  • costumes: Atelje d.o.o.
  • technicians: Luka Curk, Leon Curk, Gal Škrjanec Skaberne, Špela Škulj
  • photography: Andrej Lamut
  • production management: Karmen Keržar
  • PR: Nina Smerkol

A production of EnKnap Group and Nature Theater of Oklahoma, co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville and steirischer herbst. Supported by City of Ljubljana - Department of Culture, Ministry of the republic of Slovenia. Supported by Zeit Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius within the framework of the series »Zeit für Welttheater«.

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