20th September 2013, 12:00am
The Venue, Ebrington
The Conquest of Happiness, 20th/21st September
Co-produced by Prime Cut Productions Belfast, East West Centre, Sarajevo and Theatre Mladinsko Ljubljana.
Authors: Damian Gorman, Emma Jordan and Haris Pašović.
The Conquest of Happiness is a unique theatre event, which will have its world premiere in Derry~Londonderry in September 2013 before its presentation in Belfast, Mostar, Sarajevo and Ljubljana.
An international cast of artists from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia – Herzegovina and Slovenia will explore the illusive and tantalising possibility of happiness in our increasingly unhappy world through music, dance and drama. The piece is inspired by Bertrand Russell’s famous essay on happiness.
This work will be lead by internationally acclaimed director Haris Pašović whose recent work, Sarajevo Red Line Project, illustrated in the most heartbreakingly poetic way how art can help people transcend the horrifying legacy of war.back