The Conquest of Happiness 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 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 through music, dance and drama the illusive and tantalising possibility of happiness in our increasingly unhappy world. Can we be happy? 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.