We want to wish all our friends, collaborators, audiences and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2016 has been a great year for us, and we are now excited to soon kick off 2017! We already have a lot of exciting plans lined up for the spring.
After years of planning, preparations and delays: This week we are in Prague shooting our new dance movie, Closed.
For the next two weeks our children’s production The Kitchen will perform for schools from all over Oslo, as part of Den kulturelle skolesekken (The cultural rucksack). Nearly 2000 school kids will join the little girl and the old sailor in their struggles for creating a co-existence in an desolate, abandoned kitchen.
This week Showbox, an international festival of performing arts for children and young people, takes place in Oslo. We are happy to open the festival with The Virus at Black Box Theatre Tuesday 29th November. And the performance is already sold out!
In 2001 the director of the International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk, Belarus, first uttered a wish to show There at their festival. 15 years later we are finally going!
This week CINARS is taking place in Montreal, Canada and our senior project manager Guri Glans is representing JSK at the Nordic Square Booth. Drop by to have a chat with her about our plans and productions!
Also this week, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football is performing at Kimen Kulturhus in Stjørdal, and The Virus in Lørenskog Hus.
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.