FUTURE GYM

The performance

A performance-demonstration about teaching of physical education in the future. The performance takes place in the theme’s natural habitat – the gymnasium.

Gym in the future is sustainable and naturally retains its equipment and apparatus.
The exercises, on the other hand, are completely new and are based on many years of interdisciplinary research.

Harmony between body and soul is the focus and all exercises relate to a theme, whether it’s politics, fashion, social anthropology or cultural history. A medicine ball is no longer a medicine ball, but a symbol of something more important in society. Wall bars are not something you climb, but a synonym for the brutality of life. Likewise, training clothes of the future mark a schism in relation to identity and diversity. Where the past has focused on suits and functionality, the future will emphasise uniqueness and friction. Swimwear in wool, for example, is muscle-building, and team strips in different colours create new synergies. On a more philosophical level, playing tennis without a ball is, for example, mentally stimulating.

We anticipate that the Future Gym will set the standard for next year’s curricula, not only in Norway, but throughout the world.

Duration: 45 min
Language: Norwegian. Other languages are available on demand.
Premiere: Brageteatret, Drammen, Norway, September 9th 2022 – CANCELLED, new date TBA

In co-production with Brageteatret.

Media

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Upcoming tour dates

Oct 10 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
Oct 11 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
Oct 12 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
Oct 13 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
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Nov 1 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
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Nov 3 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
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Nov 7 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
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Nov 9 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
Nov 10 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
Nov 11 2022 School tour, DKS Viken, Norway
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Previously touring

Norway

Credits

Direction, choreography, text: Jo Strømgren
Performers: Preben Lillebø Rongve, Mattias Ekholm and Susie Davies
Set design, light design, sound design: Jo Strømgren
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Co-producer: Brageteatret