The performance

An orphan baby ends up in the hands of an engineer team specialized in academic education. We follow him from infancy through different stages of educational process, until laboratory exodus into society as a seemingly successful grown-up. The result proves to be highly uncertain. Science may not match reality. Or the other way round.

The show was a joint production between JSK and Riksteatret (National Touring Theatre). Lots of technical equipment, a huge set design, and a large number of performers and crew made this production rather shortlived, even though it did perform in approximately 25 cities in Scandinavia. The mix of puppeteers and dancers opened new possiblities of storytelling and took the puppetry ambition of the company to a new level.

Length: 60 min
Language: Nonsensical Eurasian
Premiere: Oslo, Norway, September 2000


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Previously touring

Denmark, Norway, Sweden


Choreography, script, direction, film: Jo Strømgren
Set design, costume design, puppet design: Stephan Østensen
Dancers: Kyrre Texnæs, Jan Ivar Lund, Jonas Digerud
Puppeteers: Christine Stoesen, Anne Stray, Paal Viken Bakke
Music: Jo Strømgren, Lars Årdal, Bergmund Skaslien
Sound design: Lars Årdal
Lighting design: Jo Strømgren, Stephan Østensen
Voices: Andreas Engesvik
Production: Jo Strømgren Kompani, Riksteatret
Co-production: Dansstationen (S) and Dansescenen (DK)
Supported: The Norwegian Council of Cultural Affairs, Bergen City Council