THE SOCIETY is awarded the Cuban Critics Award for Best Show 2011 (Premio Villanueva) along with a few other productions. The jury emphasized how the performance shed light on political issues as well as its use of nonsensical language. As the first visit in 10 years to Cuba, the company regards this as a warm return welcoming.
JSKs brand new production A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong will be visiting 25 Norwegian cities trough January and February 2012. The tour is organized by our co-producer Riksteatret. Visit our Schedule for more details. and welcome to see one of our performances!
Jo Strømgren Kompani will be present at this years APAP conference in New York City, as a part of the Nordic Showcase http://www.ice-storm-showcase.com. So if you are in town, drop by booth #861 and get the latest news and info from our project manager Guri Glans.
Despite economical crisis and international turbulance, JSK has managed to keep the pace as usual – 121 shows with 6 productions on tour in 14 countries in one year. These numbers are however notably lower than previous years due to the fact that JSK has spent time producing 2 new pieces this year. Thanks to all collaborators and audiences!
A DANCE TRIBUTE TO PING PONG has its world premiere at Festival Automne en Normandie on Nov 17th in Pont-Audemer. A three show run is then followed by a show in Vernon on Nov 19th. More info here.
For the first time in many years, SA is on the schedule again. The international premiere of THE BORDER takes place at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban and the legendary Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Check schedule for dates. A fresh video extract is now available here. A full version is available online for programmers. Please contact the office for link and password.
THE SOCIETY has proven to be a success among audience, critics and programmers all over the world. We have now opened another exciting world tour with this performance. The touring program for THE SOCIETY this fall consists of major festivals and venues in 7 different countries. Se our schedule for more details.
THE WRITER appeared at the Bristol Festival of Puppetry at the Tobacco Factory and received a bucket of great reviews. “By far one of the most inspiring pieces of theatre of the year.” according to Total Theatre Magazine. “A jaw-droppingly impressive production, an explosive performance, a heartrending story of love, misguided patriotism and betrayal: ‘The Writer’ is an excellent example of the immense possibilities of contemporary puppet-theatre.” as Venue put it and gave 5 stars.
THE BORDER premieres on September 1st in Tromsø, Norway. The production is a collaboration with Hålogaland Teater, one of the northernmost institutional theaters in the world. A love relationship reflects the classic border dispute, adding a geopolitical angle to domestic problems. Norway and South Africa is scheduled this Fall. International touring to follow in 2012.
JSK starts the fall season with a 5 days run of THE CONVENT at the Norwegian Opera House in Bjørvika, Oslo.
Dates: August 8. – 12.
“A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football” is completing an adventurous football season with a two weeks tour of Russia, visiting the cities of Lipetsk, Tambov, Rjazan and Krasnojarsk, Siberia.