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!
After a successful run in New York at The Abrons Arts Centre the nurses of The Hospital have now returned to Oslo, and are eagerly looking forward to the run at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Come see the performance the New York Times describes as " an absurdist nordic version of M.A.SH". It runs from the 5th through the 9th of April at Scene 2.
This week our dancers from A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong have brought their puppet master to Bogotá! We are really excited to be part of the worlds largest theatre festival with two of our performances. The amazing Festival Iberoamericano de Bogotá in Colombia, is a spirited explosion of love of life and art, featuring 1250 performances and 3650 artist from all over the world.
Our brave performers have dived into a language completely different from Norwegian – and we are now superexcited to meet our young, Finnish audience.
The Kitchen performs four times this week during BRAVO Festival in Helsinki, a festival organized by Assitej Finland. Heippa hei!
We are superexcited to be part of the worlds largest theater festival with two of our performances. The amazing Festival Iberoamericana de Bogota, Columbia, is a spirited explosion of love of life and art, featuring 1250 performances and 3650 artist from all over the world. Our puppet performance The Writer, made in collaboration with Ulrike Quade Company (NL), performs this week in Bogota. "Perhaps the most passionate kiss between a puppet and a woman ever ", promises the festival.
From the 9th to 12th March our 2005 success production The Hospital will get its revival, and it happens at Abrons Arts Center in New York City! The original cast of nurses are back, “[…] as stupid and clumsy as ever. And charming and good”, Jo Strømgren himself says.
We are so happy and exited to announce that our new dancefilm project CLOSED received 1,2 million NOK in support from the Norwegian Film Institute
This short film is a collaboration with Nordic Stories, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Melbourne based dance company KAGE and Czech dance company 420People
This Saturday, you get a chance to see our golden oldie football hit show: A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football at the newly opened Lier Kulturscene. This kicks off our one week school tour in Buskerud, that ends at Ål Kulturhus. So get your tickets now, for this rare opportunity!
Restrictions, tensions, explosions. JSK recreate Henrik Ibsen’s most famous play about trust and kinship, debt and lies, envy and love with a raucous cast of American actors. Do not miss the Norwegian premiere January 20th at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo.
We start the new year with three weeks of school performances of our children’s production The Kitchen. By the end of January we will have performed for more than 4000 school children in Oslo!