2018 kicks off with a trip to New York for our project manager Guri Glans. From 10th to 15th January she will be in New York as part of a delegation from the Norwegian performing arts scene, promoting both brand new works and current touring productions by Jo Strømgren Kompani.
Salve Regina, our co-production with Oslo Dance Ensemble, premiered last Saturday at Dansens Hus, Oslo. Since then it has received great reviews from Norwegian critics. «Beautiful», «sensitive», «elegant», «powerful», «humorous» and «exceptionally rich» are some of the words used by the critics to describe the performance.
We are super exited to share the news of our new artistic collaboration with the acclaimed Norwegian singer and composer Anja Garbarek. Commissioned by Bergen International Festival The Road is Just a Surface, will premiere at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen in May 2018.
The Virus has started its Norwegian tour, visiting 11 cities this autumn and next spring. We will perform for both school audiences and the general public, in addition to holding a wide range of workshops.
We are gearing up for the Norwegian premiere of our coproduction with Ulrike Quade Company, Coco Chanel. The premiere at The Norwegian Opera on the 27th of September is already sold out, so get your tickets fast! Shows run through the 1st of October.
Summer is over and we’re excited to announce all our plans for this autumn! It includes several touring dates for our performances The Virus, Coco Chanel, The Kitchen and A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, as well as a brand new premiere, Salve Regina, made together with Oslo Dance Ensemble.
We have closed our office in July, to enjoy the Norwegian summer of refreshing swims, mountain walks and generous portions of ice cream. But still, from 19–21 July our Football crew will take a break from their holidays to join Colours International Dance Festival in Stuttgart. Enjoy your summer!
Yes! Our exquisite American cast of actors is back in Oslo to do a second run of A Dolls House at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. This sensuous, contemporary and cut-to-the bone version of Ibsen’s classic play got great reviews when it premiered in Philadelphia, and after the Opera it goes on to play one show at The Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now!
Our puppet performance, Coco Chanel, made with our Dutch co-producers Ulrike Quade Company, has been on an intensive tour of the Netherlands this spring. The last show before the summer takes them abroad, to Czech Republic and Move Fest in Ostrava, where they perform Monday 29th May.
The Wijk Jury, a group of twelve Amsterdammers who had never before been to the theatre, has named our coproduction with Ulrike Quade Company, the puppet theatre performance Coco Chanel, the best show this season. The prize is that the performance will be shown at the Nederlands Theater Festival this September.