The Neighbour

The performance

A lonely pianist on one side of a wall.
A couple with domestic problems on the other.
They can hear each other.

This is a film about singles and couples, about the chance to start over again, about how music affects us and how we affect music.

The film features dancers Line Tørmoen and Dimitri Jourde – two top level creative performers with background from Carte Blanche Dance Company, Kublai Khan Investigations, Zero Visibility Corp, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Francois Verret, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and others.

The film also features Leif Ove Andsnes – a pianist that should need no introduction to anyone interested in classical music. As one of the most accomplished musicians of the world he is constantly playing worldwide with solo recitals or accompanied by the most distinguished orchestras. His part in this project differs radically from his regular performances by the fact that his music interpretation is submitted motivations as a theatrical character.

The location of the film was Jo Strømgren’s private flat in Oslo during a period in August 2009.

Length: 23 minutes
Premiere screening: Tanzwelten 2010, 11th of March, Braunschweig, Germany.
Awards: Rose d’Or 2010 in Luzern, Switzerland


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© Hallvard Bræin

Previously touring

China, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation


A couple: Line Tørmoen, Dimitri Jourde A pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes Choreography: Jo Strømgren, Line Tørmoen, Dimitri Jourde Direction: Jo Strømgren, Stein Roger Bull Photography: Hallvard Bræin Music: Leos Janacek Costumes: Peter Løchstøer Producer: Nordisk Film AS Co-producers: Jo Strømgren Kompani, NRK, a.o. Funding: Film Board of Norway