We are very happy to announce that Jo Strømgren Kompani has been awarded the Italian Hystrio Prize. This prize is given out by the Italian theatre magazine Hystrio, directed by Claudia Cannella. From 2011, and in collaboration with the Teatro a Corte Festival in Torino, a prize for excellence in the use of body language is given out to international artists. We are very proud that Jo Strømgren Kompani is honored with this prize.
“If this had been the Oscars, you would have won the prize for best children`s movie!!” Boy in the audience, 8 years old.
We are proud to announce that THE KITCHEN now has been performed over 150 times and reached an audience of 14200 people! We are looking forward to the festivals this summer, and will continue touring more schools this upcoming autumn and winter!
The people and nature of the north atlantic area have a special place in our hearts. We are therefore thrilled to announce that JSK has received substantial support from The Nordic Culture Fund and The Norwegian Arts Council to conduct a touring project in this area spring 2015. Yeah!
This autumn we present a revival of one of the company’s most successful productions, THERE. Following its premiere in 2001, THERE was performed more than 100 times to standing ovations and outstanding reviews all over the world. We are indeed happy to be offering this production again for the 2014/2015 season!
Jo Strømgren Kompani has been granted 4 new years on base funding from Arts Council Norway. We are very happy about this, as it secures all the exiting projects we have ahead of us.
A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football will tour Jordan and Palestine in late April. We will visit both the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival and Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, and do altogether 4 shows, as well as workshops, in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem. Very exited about being a part of these festivals.
After standing ovations and great audiences during our Dutch tour in February, we are very much looking forward to the Belgian premiere of A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong in Aalst at De Werf next thursday.
Also, we are very exited that The Painter is playing two performances this week, at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.
This week JSK will be performing THE KITCHEN at The Norwegian Opera House, JSK`s home stage in Oslo. THE KITCHEN premiered November 2013 followed by overwhelming reviews. “Tempo, timing and interactions are gleefully precise, and the performance is filled with energy and enthusiasm,” stated the Norwegian national television (NRK) after the premiere. Bring your kids and experience the energy yourself.
This week we are embarking on a dutch tour with A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong in collaboration with Van Baasbank & Co. We will visit Eindhoven, Alkmaar, Groningen, Arnhem and Tilburg in the following two weeks. Our coproduction with Ulrike Quade Company, The Painter, is also touring the Netherlands in February, starting off at the POPARTS festival in Amsterdam on the 9th of February. Be sure to catch one of our performances if you are in The Netherlands!
The kickoff for 2014 could not have been better. Jsk is celebrating the new year far from home, in the city of Macao, China. We are excited to present our performance The Border at Macao Cultural Center on January 4th, followed by participation on APAP New York from January 10th.