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“I believe coincidence is an important aspect of life. (...) When a person chooses a direction in life, this choice somehow also includes the coincidences this person might encounter along the way.” (Krzysztof Kieslowski)


Dekalog is an adaptation for the stage of the script by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz for their 1988 TV series Decalogue.

The original series consists of ten stories about regular people faced with acute moral dilemmas concerning love, death, coincidence and guilt.  

Dramaturg Karen-Maria Bille and I chose seven stories which we found especially suited for live staging. 

Søren Sætter-Lassen, Molly Blixt Egelind & Thomas Levin, Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking
Flemming Enevold,Thomas Levin, Marie Louise Wille, Jacob F. Schokking, Dekalog


for the stage

Original script by Krzysztof Kieślowski & Krzysztof Piesiewicz

stage dramatization - Karen-Maria Bille

staging & design - Jacob F. Schokking

music - Gert Sørensen

videodesign - Alexander Fog

lighting design - Christian Alkjær

costume design - Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Betty Nansen Theatre, 2016 

photography Thomas Petri

Elliott Crosset Hove, Thomas Levin, Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking

The press wrote:

"One of this seasons best and most relevant shows, each element is perfect and they all function in effortless unison."

"Director Jacob F. Schokking deserves lavish praise for his impressive take on the text, his directing and his unbelievably beautiful set and video design."

"Decalogue is not just a show I recommend, I demand that everyone with an interest in theatre sees this show."


"There are no preconceived opinions here. We’re allowed to develop our own personal reflections. A rare occurrence in contemporary theatre."


"Strong visuals and excellent acting complement each other in a touching and thought provoking show of rare quality.” 

Teater 1

“Decalogue is lively, relevant and well performed modern theatre at its best. It’s a rarity to see such thoroughly well-made theatre.” 


Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking

The full cast left to right: Bodil Jørgensen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Thomas Levin, Jakob Åkerlind, Marie Louise Wille, Søren Sætter-Lassen, forground: Molly Blixt Egelind, Flemming Enevold.

Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking

Proposal for poster photo & montage

Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking
Dekalog, Jacob F. Schokking

Snapshots from an on-stage video and lighting session

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