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.
This week our children’s production The Kitchen will be part of the amazing SpringFestival in Copenhagen, an international theatre festival for children and young people. We will have performances both for school classes and for the general audience at ZeBU at Amager Kulturpark.
15 years ago, THERE had its premiere in Vilnius, as a part of New Baltic Dance Festival This year, the festival celebrates its 20th edition, and we are thrilled to be back to perform THERE as part of the festivals opening night. It feels like coming home.
For the first time in the company’s history we are visiting Ukraine! This week the cast and crew of There are going to be part of Zelyonka Fest Сontemporary Dance Festival in Kiev. We are really excited to show this particular production in this area of Europe right now. After the performance in Kiev, There moves on to the place where the journey started 15 years ago: New Baltic Dance in Vilnius, Lithuania.
This Saturday, 16th April, Jo Strømgren Kompani will perform our children’s production The Kitchen at Sentralen in Oslo. Sentralen is Oslo’s newest performance venue, and the biggest workshop in the country for creative cultural and innovation forces. We are excited to be part of their Saturday children’s program!