We want to wish all our friends, collaborators, audiences and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2015 has been a great year for us, and we are now excited to soon kick off 2016! We already have a lot of exciting plans lined up for the spring.
Take your brother to see the world’s most successful football ballet in Lier, or your grandmother to the Norwegian Opera House for some Ibsen and A DOLL’S HOUSE. Or what about some crazy nurses for your favorite aunt? THE HOSPITAL can be seen both in New York and Oslo during the spring.
This week A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL and A DANCE TRIBUTE TO PING PONG are back on the road. Our Football ballet will on Tuesday be performed as part of Transcendanse festival in Pornichet, Loire-Atlantique. And on Thursday our Ping Pong students bring their guru to Gothenburg and Stora Teatern.
Next week our children’s production THE KITCHEN will embark on a mini tour to Svalbard, Sandnes and Drammen. We are especially excited as the part of “The Little One” on this tour will be played by JSK’s longtime company member Guri Glans.
Two exciting events take place in the northernmost town in the world this week. Keðja, a seminar and a Nordic/Baltic collaboration of professional meetings for dancers, choreographers, producers and booking agents. And DanseFestival Barents, offering an exciting programme of dance performances. JSK is ready to join it all!
In June we opened a version of A DANCE TRIBUTE TO PING PONG with Czech company 420PEOPLE at the festival TANECVALMEZ in Czech Republic. Now it is finally time for this show to premiere in Prague, and on October 30th and November 30th 420PEOPLE will perform at Jatka 78!
This weekend our long-lived success A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL will perform at Alexanterin Teatteri in Helsinki, as guests of acclaimed Tero Saarinen Company. We are happy to be invited, and ready to rock Helsinki on Friday and Saturday.
Jo Strømgren Kompani is this week present at the PAMS; Performing Arts Marked Seoul. Meet us at booth 43 – where you will get to know some of our colleguages from Scandinavia. Looking forward to catch up with excisting partners and explore exciting new possibilities in Asia and around!
We are so very proud to announce that Jo Strømgren has been awarded the 2015 Telenor Culture Prize “Boundless Communication”. The prize is awarded to artists or institutions for outstanding cultural performances in Scandinavia or internationally.
Jo Strømgren has made 30 productions for Jo Strømgren Kompani since the founding of the company in 1998. Adding 70 productions as a freelance choreographer, director and playwright, he has now reached the impressive number of 100 productions. Production number 100, THE CONFIRMATION premieres in his native town Trondheim this friday!