Jo Strømgren Kompani: A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football


Finally, ballet for real men! With a Nordic sense of the grotesque, Jo Strømgren brings the beautiful game to the stage and shows us the aesthetics of football madness. Amidst ardent supporters, flabbergasted players and balls that go wherever they want, the choreographer confronts the refined art form of ballet with the full-blooded snarl of the hooligan in a work in which his team of dancers is accompanied by both booming rock and emotionally charged operatic arias. Strømgren shows us that, in spite of all the differences between high culture and mass phenomena, the rituals of the stage and those of the playing field are not so very different, and we are given an insight into why the entire world is obsessed with this sport. Also recommended for younger ball(et) aficionados!

„It’s a cheeky, rumbustious celebration of the physical exuberance of football and dance.“ – The Times

Choreography: Jo Strømgren


Dates and Prices

Wed, July 19, 2017, 21.00
Thu, July 20, 2017, 20.30
Thu, July 20, 2016, 11.30 | Tickets available at the Theaterhaus box office
Fri, July 21, 2017, 20.30

Theaterhaus → T3

VVK: Kat. 1: 29,- / erm.: 23,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 2: 24,- / erm.: 19,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 3: 19,- / erm.: 15,- / U-18J.: 15,-
incl. Geb.


Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Dancers: Jan Nicolai Wesnes, Mikkel Are Olsenlund, Maria Henriette Nygård, Mikael Rønne
Music: Jørgen Knudsen, Flugschädel, Jussi Björling, Nils Grevillius
Set Design: Stephan Østensen
Original Costumes: Ingvild Hovind
Lighting Design: Stephen Rolfe
Sound Design: Lars Årdal
Light Technician: Isak Bjørn
Sound Technician: Jon Grimsgaard
Project Manager: Guri Glans
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, The Norwegian Foundation for Performing Artists, Oslo City Council, Bergen City Council, The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duration: 55 Minuten ohne Pause
Photo: Knut Bry

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