The performance

In the basement we find three dead bodies and a lone autopsy technician. The job seems as pointless as life out there among the living. But then.

The purpose of her work seems just as pointless as her personal life. If only she could find a match out there, to fulfil her dreams and desires. However, hitting rock bottom makes you see things in new ways. Maybe the answer is right in front of her nose?   

The Basement is the second production in a trilogy scrutinizing and questioning different complications in love. The first production, The Loft, portrayed the unflattering consequences of love getting sour. The Basement treats the dilemma of searching for love versus letting love find you. The last production, The Living room, will focus on role play, the praised but rather dangerous method for renewing any relationship. As love between females is not a mainstream topic in dance, Jo Strømgren kompani hopes this trilogy will be a solid contribution.    

Duration: 60 min
World Premiere: Spring 2024
Norwegian premiere: 23rd of May 2024 – The Norwegian Opera and Ballet


Previously touring


Choreography, set design: Jo Strømgren
Dancers: Henriette Hamli, Nora Svendgaard, Anna Benedicte Andresen, Malika Berney
Composer: Bergmund Waal Skaslien 
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Lighting design: Jan Harald Ovrum 
Production: Jo Strømgren Kompani
Collaboration: The Norwegian Opera and Ballet