Jo Strømgren Kompani: A doll's house
Ibsen in the spirit of Strømgren
A Doll’s House is how resident choreographer Jo Strømgren brings to us Henrik Ibsen’s immortal drama, performed in English by American actors. The premiere will take place in Philadelphia in the US in September 2015. The production will then play one week in New York.
The Doll’s House with its master Torvald Helmer may very well be the most-performed play in the world, and has been twisted and turned in all possible directions. This version from Jo Strømgren Kompani is faithful to Ibsen’s text, but takes us outside of the four walls of the house to show what the characters get up to before and after their actions in the drama. With a physical and grotesque design we are exposed to the anguish of the soul and the disintegration of facades, bittersweet stabs and existential deals. Married life has never been easy, and it will never become easy, either.
Jo Strømgren is a flexible prize-winning artist who was educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Ballet. Since his debut as choreographer in 1994, he has created performances for many stages – dance, theatre and opera – both in Norway and abroad. Strømgren has written many scripts for both film and theatre, and has worked with puppet theatre for both children and adults. His works at the Opera House have included The Four Seasons and Orpheus and Eurydice, while the Norwegian National Ballet has toured with his works Suite and Lamentate to Petersburg and Baden-Baden, respectively. He has been attached to the Norwegian National Ballet as resident choreographer since 2013.
- Scene:Second House
- Price:100 - 300 NOK
- /No intermission