OKNO/THE CELLO

The performance

In a burgundy-red salon, a cellist prepares for a concert with a group of dancers. The music, Bach’s cello suites, follows its own abstract logic where associations can flow freely: one thought leads to another, and no interjections are wrong.

The performance takes the shape of a chamber play where associations seem to take some complicated turns for the cellist herself. As always with Jo Strømgren, the narrative is rich with imagination and pointed humor, but this time without any specific theme or storyline. Here, dance and music take the leading role.

Prepare for a rare encounter with dance, without an explicit meaning.

Duration: 60 min
World Premiere: May 18th, 2024 – The National Moravian – Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, The Czech Republic.
Norwegian Premiere: February 24th, 2025 – The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Oslo, Norway.

Media

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Upcoming tour dates

May 26 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
May 28 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Jun 12 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Jun 15 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Sep 3 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Sep 28 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Oct 3 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Oct 5 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Nov 6 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Nov 21 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Dec 4 2024 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Jan 8 2025 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Jan 17 2025 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Feb 11 2025 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Apr 2 2025 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
Apr 3 2025 Theatre "12", The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czechia
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Previously touring

Czechia

Credits

Choreography, set design, sound design, lighting design: Jo Strømgren
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Music: excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites, recorded by Truls Mørk
Choreographic assistant: Angela Dematté, Nataša Novotná
Production: The National Moravian – Silesian Theatre
Co-production: Jo Strømgren Kompani
Photo: Serghei Gherciu
Supported by: The Ministry of Culture of Norway