We are excited to announce that we have moved our office to the most exciting cultural hub in Oslo, Sentralen. Come visit us on the top floor, where we sit together with a variety of companies involved in cultural production and social innovation.
We are super excited to announce the Norwegian premiere of our brand new post-apocalyptic dance theatre piece: The Virus. Prepare for superhumans, unorthodox space travelers and fado music in this whimsical étude on the future visions of popular culture. Runs Nov 1. – 6. on The Norwegian Opera – get you ticket here.
The Kitchen performs Thursday to Saturday at ZeBU in Copenhagen, including being the opening performance of Amager Børneteaterfestival on Saturday. A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football is headlining In2It International Dance Festival in Sunndalsøra, Norway. And last but not least, it is the final week of rehearsals before our brand new production The Virus opens at La Fabrika in Prague on Monday 17th October.
Our upcoming production The Virus has now started rehearsals in Oslo.
Our three great male performers, Mikkel Are Olsenlund, Ivar Sverrisson and Dag Rune Sjøli, has been joined by a hurricane from Portugal, wonderful Vânia Doutel Vaz. This will be fun!
The Writer was granted the award for Best Foreign Production at the 16th Tehran-Mobarak International Puppet Theater Festival in Teheran, Iran. This puppet performance about the Norwegian Nobel prize winning author Knut Hamsun was the first co-production JSK made with Ulrike Quade Company, and it excites us that next year we will premiere our third collaboration, Coco, about the legendary Coco Chanel.
Our successful puppet performance The Writer, made in collaboration with Ulrike Quade Company (NL) and Nordland Visual Theatre, is still going strong 7 years after its premiere. The coming week it will visit the 16th Tehran-Mobarak International Puppet Theater Festival in Teheran, Iran. The Writer was the first co-production JSK made with Ulrike Quade Company, and it excites us that next year we will premiere our third collaboration, Coco.
We are back at the office preparing for a busy autumn, including production of our brand new performance The Virus and pre-production for our dance film Closed and puppet theatre production Coco. In addition we will be touring dance extravaganza Czterdziesci, our children’s show The Kitchen and the old-time success A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football.
For a couple of weeks rehearsal studios, touring vehicles and office seats will be replaced by refreshing swims, mountain walks and generous portions of ice cream. The JSK office will be closed in July, but in August we will be back preparing for a busy autumn, including production of our brand new performance The Virus and pre-production for our dance film Closed and puppet theatre Coco. In addition we will be touring dance extravaganza Czterdziesci, children’s show The Kitchen and old-time success A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football.
Enjoy your summer and remember sun screen!
The Nurses of The Hospital are very happy to perform at the brand new Prague Non Verbal Festival this coming weekend. We perform at La Fabrika on Saturday and Sunday, and for the especially interested we also hold a workshop. Come join us at this fantastic space in Prague!
During the next year Jo Strømgren Kompani will premiere two brand new productions, The Virus and Coco.
The Virus is a sought-after return to the essence of Jo Strømgren Kompani, to a mix of theatre and dance and nonsensical language, humanistic, absurdist and with unexpected twists around each corner.
Coco is the third coproduction with Ulrike Quade Company, featuring hyper-realistic puppets, intriguing walks between documentaric facts and provocative insinuations, and a great dash of wild imaginative theatre.
After more than 80 performances over the past 3 years, to audience cheers and critics’ acclamation, we can definitely say that Origin of Species has “survived the fittest” and been a great success. The final performances this season take place this week at Mungo Park in Allerød, Denmark.