Do we produce for young audiences? The answer is yes, for them too. We aim to give our young audiences expressions they have not seen before, but that still has a resonance in their lives and world.

THE TIRED MAN and THE KITCHEN are recommended for age 6 and up and works well with school classes as well as family audiences. A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL seem to excite people of all ages, but for pure youth audiences we usually recommed a 12+ audience. THE MINISTRY OF UNRESOLVED FEELINGS was the first piece that was created specifically for a teen audience and can be performed in schools and theatres. THE MINISTRY, SALVE REGINA and THERE needs a few more years of life experience to encounter, and works best for a 14–15 years+ audience. FUTURE GYM is a brand new performance for school classes and children from age 12+.

Please feel free to contact the office for any enquires about our “Junior” programme.

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FUTURE GYM

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

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THE MINISTRY OF UNRESOLVED FEELINGS

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings has scarce resources but an important mission. The caseworkers are responsible for solving problems that no other agencies can remedy. The paper stacks in the incoming tray grow ever higher, but a surprisingly high number of applicants have their cases reviewed.

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THERE

Four dissidents from the former Soviet Union are stranded in the interzonal area between East and West. In the far from harmonious atmosphere the essential question remains – should they continue towards the unknown or should they go back to what they know?

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SALVE REGINA

Life is miserable. Yes, indeed. Where can we find comfort and relief from its misery? SALVE REGINA is an associative journey through different eras. A fantastical time travel that anchors and agitates – through power and impotence, feudalism and individualism. The title of the performance refers to the Marian hymn which, for thousands of years, has offered comfort and hope to those who need it. And still, we need it.

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A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL

The performance delves into the physical routine of football and elevates the aesthetic aspects of its insanity. It comments the difference between “common sports” and “eloquent arts”, likewise the concept of working-class football and upper-class ballet.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DANCE

There are three categories of people; those who love dance, those who hate dance and those who do not care at all. Common to all is that they have completely misunderstood what dance is. Maybe the reason is that the dance does not even understand itself? If you are curious about the answers, there is only one thing to do – see the performance The Truth about Dance.

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THE TIRED MAN

The show is about a man who oversleeps every day. When people cannot get up in the morning, they are often called lazy and indifferent. But if we follow this man’s extreme desire to change through a tiresome day, we may realize that he’s a hero.

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THE KITCHEN

Outside a town is an abandoned house. One day two persons appear from different directions. They stand on either side of the house and think “I can live here!” One is an old sailor who has finally gone ashore. The other is a little girl who has run away from the orphanage.

Workshops

Workshops

Jo Strømgren Kompani offers a great variety of workshops, both for trained performers and amateurs. The workshops are led by experienced members of the company, who will challenge the participants’ boundaries and maybe take them outside their comfort zone. We can promise that all our workshops are filled with exciting tasks, exploration of movement and language, and a lot of fun!