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Jo Strømgren kompani:

Made
in Oslo

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Running
25. August–28. August
SCENE
Scene 2
Duration
Approx. 1 h 5 min

A reunion with three of Strømgren’s best works!

The Jo Strømgren Kompani is serving a three-course meal with energetic and distinctly different choreographies – made in Oslo.

Powerful dance for reflection 

Three energetic works offer thought-provoking contemplations on the present and our way of life: Kvart (2004), The Ring (2014) and Gone (2015). 

The award-winning Kvart takes place on a square woollen blanket and explores a type of dance not often shown on stage, namely dancers dancing for each other. 

Against a backdrop of crackling French music from the 1930s, Strømgren invites us to play along in The Ring – perhaps the world’s oldest symbol.  

With a sense of wonderment, Gone explores the relationship between sadness and nostalgia, about where the one ends and the other begins and about the aggression and denial experienced along the way.  

Created for the popular dance company 

These works were originally created for the Oslo Dance Ensemble (ODE), one of the most popular dance companies in Norway for over three decades. Jo Strømgren was the choreographer with whom they worked most. Throughout the lifespan of the company, from 1994 to 2018, Strømgren created no fewer than eight works for them. ODE had never before danced beyond the country borders, but with Made in Oslo, these three works are meeting the world on an international tour. After having performed in Lithuania and Spain, the production is returning to the city where the works took shape – and to the Oslo Opera House. 

Artistic team and Cast

  • Choreographer, Set- and Lighting Designer
    Jo Strømgren
  • Costume Designer
    Johanna Sutinen
  • Participants
    Aancers from Jo Strømgren Kompani: Ellen Lindblad, Henriette Hamli, Mikael Rønne, Jakub Medrzycki, Nora Svendsgård/Angela Dermatté, Jason Kittelberger/Jon Filip Fahlstrøm

About Jo Strømgren

Jo Strømgren has distinguished himself both nationally and internationally as a choreographer, director, set designer, playwright and former dancer. Since 2013, he has been associated with the Norwegian National Ballet as the choreographer in residence, while at the same time working with his own company, the Jo Strømgren Kompani (JSK). 

JSK has toured in over 60 countries with its uniquely characteristic combination of dance and theatre, combining distinct and often highly physical humour with darker, political undertones. 

Price
350 kr
  • Thursday 25. August
    19:30 / Scene 2
  • Friday 26. August
    19:30 / Scene 2
  • Saturday 27. August
    18:30 / Scene 2
  • Sunday 28. August
    14:00 / Scene 2