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Preparing for THE ROAD

The preparations for our next production has started! Anja Garbarek is currently in studio, recording the music for our co-production The Road is Just a Surface. This exciting new collaboration with one of Norway’s most interesting artists will premiere at Bergen International Festival in May.

Since her debut in 1992, Anja Garbarek has been provoking the musical tension between art and pop with her theatrical expression, unusually rich in detail. Her internationally acclaimed musical universe has been described as profoundly visual.

The collaboration with JSK evolved from a desire to put Garbarek’s iconic sound landscapes into a theatrical setting, with audiovisual images, choreography, and interaction between the performers. Together, they explore the experience of being trapped in an emotionally locked life situation and the longing for moving on from that place.

Performing on stage are Anja Garbarek herself, violist Bergmund Waal Skaslien and dancer Line Tørmoen.
Produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani. Co-produced and commissioned by Bergen International Festival.