NEWS

THE PSEUDONYM FINALLY

December 23, 2009

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The theatre production THE PSEUDONYM at Trøndelag Teater in Trondheim, Norway, was supposed to have a premiere 1 1/2 years ago when leading actor Janne Kokkin broke her leg on stage in front of a full house audience. Finally, the premiere is set to January 9th with a following 2 month run of shows. Jo Strømgren is responsible for text, direction, set design, and costumes. The event marks a new era for this state theatre, being the first premiere under new artistic director Kristian Seltun, formerly director of Black Box Theatre in Oslo.

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KVART SWEDISH TOUR

December 23, 2009

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Norrdans is currently touring Sweden with a new version of KVART. This choreography has previously been staged with different lighting design and costumes in Norway, Iceland, and Denmark. This version features a surprising Alice in Wonderland paraphrase by costume designer Rachel Quarmby. The House of Dance in Stockholm presents the piece on January 22nd.

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PREMIERE IN BARCELONA

October 07, 2009

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October 30th is the premiere of SUNDAY, AGAIN at Teatre San Andreu in Barcelona along with a piece by Tero Saarinen. The production is a collaboration between Norrdans (S) and Thomas Noone Company (ES) featuring dancers from both companies. The premiere is followed by a Swedish tour. SUNDAY, AGAIN was originally created for Cedar Lake Dance Company in New York, and has toured extensively in Italy, Norway, Israel, and USA.

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6TH PRODUCTION WITH BALLET DE L'OPERA NATIONAL DU RHIN

October 07, 2009

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October 23rd is the premiere of SUITE with music by Rameau. The triple bill evening also includes pieces by Lucinda Childs and Garry Stewart. Performances in Mulhouse, Colmar, and Strasbourg. This is Jo Strømgren’s 6th production for Ballet du Rhin. The steady collaboration was initiated in 1998 with ALEXIE, and followed up with SCHIZO STORIES, THE NUTCRACKER, LAST PIECE BY ANYBODY, and COPPELIA.

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PREMIERE WITH NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET

September 02, 2009

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September 1st is the premiere of SEPTEMBERDANS with the Norwegian National Ballet at the small stage of the new opera house in Oslo. Jo Strømgren contributes to a triple bill with 25 min long PARTITA to music by Bach. Other choreographers are Andreas Heise and Alan Øyen.

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2017 PREMIERES

BalletX THE LETTER (dance)
Royal Danish Ballet / Corpus SOCIETY OF LOST SOULS (dance)
JSK / Ulrike Quade Company COCO CHANEL (puppet theatre)
Oslo Dance Ensemble NEW WORK (dance)
Tanztheater Luzern NEW WORK (dance theatre)
JSK / 420P / Kage CLOSED (film)
Bårdar Dance Academy NEW PIECE (dance)

2017 PRODUCTIONS ON TOUR

Polish Dance Theatre / JSK CZTERDZIESCI (dance theatre)
Norrdans Dance Company CARMEN (dance)
JSK/Ulrike Quade THE WRITER (puppet theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani TRIBUTE TO FOOTBALL (dance)
Jo Strømgren Kompani THERE (dance theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani THE KITCHEN (theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani THE BORDER (theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani THE HOSPITAL (theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani A DOLL’S HOUSE (theatre)
Jo Strømgren Kompani THE VIRUS (dance theatre)
JSK/420P TRIBUTE TO PING PONG (dance)
Norges Dansehøyskole GROSSTADTSAFARI (dance)
Marymount Manhattan College SUNDAY AGAIN (dance)