From the 6th to the 10th of December Munch and van Gogh can be seen at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Our coproduction “The Painter” with renowned dutch puppet company Ulrike Quade and Nordland Visual Theatre will have its Oslo premiere. We will play only 4 shows, so be careful not to miss out on this rare opportunity to see adult puppets discuss their passion for women, painting and themselves.
Jo Strømgren Kompani is proud to present the company`s first kids performance! The Kitchen is a co-production with the Norwegian theater Brageteatret, and premieres November 1st in Drammen, Norway. Other chances to see the performance in near future will be during Showbox Festival in Oslo on December 5th, and at our home stage The Norwegian Opera and Ballet February 2014.
Our coproduction with Ulrike Quade Company and Nordland Visual Theatre has its dutch premiere at Theatre Bellevue in Amsterdam this weekend, after a european tour of both England and France. At The Bristiol Festival of puppetry it got a very nice review. It will tour an impressive 18 cities in the Netherlands before going to Norway in December, where it will have a run at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet.
We are also very proud that this performance will be part of the official program on the 12th of December, marking the 150th birthday of Edvard Munch. After celebrating his birth, the tour ends in Milan at the renowned Teatro Verdi.
The coproduction Czterdziesci between JSK and Polish Dance Theatre comes to Oslo and Stavanger during the Coda Festival. It plays at the Norwegian Opera House on the 29th and 30th of September, and on the 2nd of October in Stavanger Kulturhus. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our Polish collegues to Norway, and hope that our audience will use this rare opportunity to catch this performance!
JSKs co-production with the innovative Danish repertory theater Mungo Park is back in Norway! Origin of Species premiered in Bergen in May this year and has enjoyed full houses and overwhelming reviews in Denmark. Come watch us opening the NonStopFestival in Moss on the 18th of September! Only chance in Norway in 2013!
Our highly acclaimed performance THE SOCIETY from 2008 will be performing in Oslo and at Philadelphia FringeArts Festival this August and September. The Oslo performances will be held at our new home stage: The Norwegian Opera House. People of Oslo: Do not miss Trond Fausa Aurvåg, John Fjelnset Brungot and Bartek Kaminski in this hilarious study of how a teabag can start a world war.
Outside a town is an abandoned and crumbling house. One day two persons appear from different directions. They stand on either side of the house and think “I can live here!”
JSK is thrilled to be announcing that we are now making our first hardcore kids performance, in co-production with Brageteatret, Drammen. THE KITCHEN is a story about a sailor and an orphan, both equally stubborn, trying to make a living together.
From the 22nd of August until the 4th of September A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football is visiting Poland performing at venues in: Poznán, Pila, Bydgoszcz, Warsaw, Konin and Gniezno. This tour is a part of a longer collaboration between Jo Strømgren Company, Polish Dance Theatre and the Icelandic Association of Independent Theatres, and is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council.
Early summer 2013 Jo Strømgren Kompani shows an activity that few institutional theaters or other major cultural institutions can match:
• 3 world premieres in 3 weeks
• 40 performances from now until summer vacation
• 33 performances only in June
• 6 different productions played in 13 cities in 8 different countries on two continents.
This upcoming Friday and Saturday Jo Strømgren Kompani will perform A DANCE TRIBUTE TO PING PONG at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, as part of a big showcase held together with our Danish and Finnish friends from Granhøj Dans and Karttunen Kollektiv. Experience 8 different performances in 2 days! For tickets and more information visit Dansehallerne’s website.