“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.
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
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.”
“Decalogue is lively, relevant and well performed modern theatre at its best. It’s a rarity to see such thoroughly well-made theatre.”
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.
Proposal for poster photo & montage
Snapshots from an on-stage video and lighting session