© Henrich Brinkmöller-Becker
A Story Ballet of Enlightenment in Two Immoral Acts
In a world with less and less space for art, there’s nothing much left for the two actors Mikey and Georgie to do but to earn their daily bread by taking odd jobs with a security service. Their latest gig paradoxically brings them back to the theatre. They are supposed to guard a theatre curtain – and whatever might lie behind it. But things are about to get out of hand as the guards find themselves infiltrated by a rival security company composed of ex-ballet dancers, who are not only artistically more up to date, but also faster and cheaper, and who want to take over this vital gig at any cost.
No President. A Story Ballet of Enlightenment in Two Immoral Acts by Nature Theater of Oklahoma is a furious choreography that draws from almost everything on offer, blending it into a political-grotesque work: ballet, silent film, slapstick, callisthenics, predatory animal behaviour, and modern dance accompanied by the sound of “The Nutcracker”, a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Text, direction & choreography
Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška
Raymond Liew Jin Pin
Robert M. Johanson
Bence Mezei, Kadence Neill
Gustavo de Oliveira Leite
Assistance set and costume
Jakob Gerber (Panthea)
Ruhrtriennale & Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Funded by the City of Munich Department Arts and Culture.