Jo Strømgren Kompani is leaping into the new year with two brand new premieres including the long – awaited follow-up of our box office boosting football -performance. Also we are happy to announce that “The Society” is finally available for touring!
On Dec 14th at Scène Nationale Le Carré in Château-Gontier, THE WRITER rounds off a successful 2010 JSK season with a record high of 195 shows in 20 countries with 5 productions, a number of prestigious prizes, and a lot of stories to tell. As the biggest exporter of theatre and dance from Scandinavia, JSK hopes that quality and nerve has been preserved in every show. Being Scandinavian involves a responsibility.
The traditional JSK December residency at Dansens Hus in Oslo is coming up, presenting two weeks of thoughtful entertainment before Christmas blows all reason away. Same procedure as every year, James. From Dec 2nd to 12th.
For the first time since the successful full length showcase of THE SOCIETY at CINARS 2008, the company is back in Montreal this week with A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL at the Les Coups de Theatre festival for young audiences. The production from 1997 has toured in 22 countries and is approaching the 500-show milestone. However, this week marks the debut on the “Soccer” continent.
The Russian mining settlement Barentsburg, Svalbard, with its 500 inhabitants will host a show of THE EXPERIMENT on Nov 10th. Kind requisition of helicopter transport from local authorities as well as generosity from “Kultur- og fritidsforetak KF” in Longyearbyen has made this possible. The trip also includes a show on Nov 12th in Longyearbyen, the northernmost city in the world. In Longyearbyen we are presented as part of the program marking the polar night season, “Kunstpause Svalbard 2010”.
Centro Dramático Nacional presents the company with an 8-show run of THE CONVENT and THE EXPERIMENT. October 21st to 24th at venue Teatro Valle-Inclán. Jo Strømgren will also hold talks with both professionals and audience.
Our film “The Neighbour” has won the prestigious 2010 Rose d’Or Award in the category “Arts Documentary & Performing Arts”.
The Rose d’Or is one of the most important annual events in the international television industry. Throughout its 50 year history, the festival’s goal has been to reward originality, quality, and creativity in entertainment programming, and to encourage excellence in television and new media.
Jo Strømgren Kompani´s co-production with Ulrike Quade Productions and Nordland visual theatre, THE WRITER, has won the best show award, the Little Prince, at the 2010 Lutke International Puppet Theatre Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Lutke Festival presents a selected number of puppet – performances from all over the world, both for adults and children.
Our Summer schedule offers a massive 24 show run at the Norwegian Opera House in July and August. Unlike all the losers in the World Cup, Jo Strømgren Kompani is enjoying the privilege of winning every night. Check schedule to your right and join the game!
Our film THE NEIGHBOUR in collaboration with Nordisk Film has been nominated for the international television award Prix d’Or 2010 in Switzerland in the ”Art Documentary & Performing Arts” category.
Ulrike Quade has been nominated for this year’s Norwegian Hedda Award in the ”Particular Artistic Achievement” category for her interpretation of THE WRITER. JSK has previously recieved the Hedda Award for THERE and GORRI-GORRI.