The Pianist - Tristere enn moll
|Premiére date||14 Mar. 2002|
|Produced by||The National Theatre, Jo Strømgren Kompani, The Torshov Theatre|
|Based on||Pianisten by Jo Strømgren|
|Language||Gibberish, Norwegian and German|
|Expressions||Theatre, Musical theatre|
|Running period||14 Mar. 2002|
|Website||Jo Strømgren Kompani, Nationaltheatret|
About The Pianist
The Pianist (2002) was a coproduction by Jo Strømgren Kompani and Torshovteatret.
In The Pianist the contemporary composer Walter Hölle is staying in the house of Vesna and Milan to finish his Kopfschmerz-sonata. But just the sight of the piano gives him panic attacks.
The daughter of the house, Jelena, tries to inspire him. The tide turns only when the stranger Harald unexpectedly arrives from Turkey with some unbelievable news concerning Walter's past.Read more
- Jo Strømgren - Script
- Jo Strømgren - Direction
- Jo Strømgren - Choreography
- Per Christian Revholt - Music
- Hege Randi Tørressen - Dramaturge
- Jo Strømgren - Stage design
- Jo Strømgren - Costume
- Jo Strømgren - Sound design
- Lars Årdal - Sound design
- Sven Erga - Sound
- Øyvind Wangensteen - Light
- Espen Reboli Bjerke - Actor (Komponisten Walter Hölle)
- Kjersti Elvik - Actor (Milans kone Vesna)
- Kåre Conradi - Actor (Husverten Milan)
- Thorbjørn Harr - Actor (Den tidligere leieboeren Harald)
- Ågot Sendstad - Actor (Nabodatteren Jelena)
- Eva Sharp - Mask design
- Bente Lilleby-Bolstad - Props
- Andreas Lundby - Stage manager
- Hans Voigt - Stage manager
- Ole Lillo-Stenberg - Stage manager
- Klaus K Kottmann - Lighting supervisor
- Øyvind Wangensteen - Lighting supervisor
- Per Christian Holck - Director’s assistant
- Lise Roesen Karlsen - Prompter
- Margrethe Aaby - Producer
- Ingrid Handeland - Administration
- Liv M. Tønnessen - Costume production supervisor
- Arne Henrik Møller - Stage Manager
- Thomas Østvang - Stage Manager
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Writer and date unknown, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
"The Pianist entertains, charms, and points the attention towards the important things in life."
Writer and date unknown, Dagbladet [Oslo]:
Writer and date unknown, Verdens Gang [Oslo]:
"Dice thrown to 6!"
More about The Pianist
Artistically, The Pianist by Jo Strømgren Kompani also marked a flirt with conservative theatre principles – melodramatic farce, classic style, although mostly with nonsensical language and a really far-fetched storyline.
This conservative flirt provoked an extreme feedback variation since Jo Strømgren Kompani is an independent company and “should not” adapt to an institutional theatre repertory. About half of the reviews were excellent and the other half were insultingly bad. But houses were packed and audiences had (according to JSK) a very good time.
This was the only JSK show that did not tour internationally. Simply due to a large amount of Norwegian text and a grand piano on stage.
The Pianist by Jo Strømgren Kompani wassupported by Arts Council Norway and the municipality of Bergen.
There are no specific plans for further performances.
Jo Strømgren Kompani, jskompani.no, 08.08.2010, http://jskompani.no/productions/7