The performance

During a lunch break, four women sneak up into an attic, where the friction between them sets in motion a chain of conflicts. Unrequited love, hope and lost dreams bubble to the surface, revealing a grey zone of banalities and existential questions.

Friction between people in a confined space is a timeless conundrum that has afflicted us since we began living in caves. Perhaps we are still grappling with the same problems? In many cases, the psychological aspect is more important than the situation in question and we can quickly lose sight of what is trivial and what is existential.

On stage, we see Henriette Hamli, Ellen Lindblad, Nora Svendsgård and Angela Dematté, four dancers with strong personalities. The plot of The Loft turns in unexpected ways and depicts life in a nutshell – for women in particular and people in general.

Duration: 75 min
Premiere: March 2022 – Belgrade Dance Festival, Serbia


Upcoming tour dates

Mar 29 2022 Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad, Serbia
Mar 30 2022 Belgrade Dance Festival, Bitef theatre, Belgrade, Serbia
Mar 31 2022 Cultural Center, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
Jun 16 2022 Den Norske Opera og Ballett, Oslo, Norway
Jun 17 2022 Den Norske Opera og Ballett, Oslo, Norway
Jun 18 2022 Den Norske Opera og Ballett, Oslo, Norway
Jun 19 2022 Den Norske Opera og Ballett, Oslo, Norway
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Previously touring

Norway, Serbia


Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Original cast: Henriette Hamli, Nora Svendsen, Ellen Lindblad and Angela Dematté
Music composed: Bergmund Waal Skaslien
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Production: Jo Strømgren Kompani
Collaboration: The Norwegian Opera and Ballet