Gorri-Gorri (2000) is a production by Jo Strømgren Kompani: An orphan baby ends up in the hands of an engineer team specialized in academic education.

We follow him from infancy through different stages of educational process, until laboratory exodus into society as a seemingly successful grown-up. The result proves to be highly uncertain. Science may not match reality. Or the other way round.


(Objekt ID 2174)
Object type Production
Premiere September 19, 2000
Produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with Dansescenen,
Audience Youth, Adults (from 13)
Audience size 5026
Number of events 39
Language Gibberish
Keywords Dance, Dance theatre, Puppetry
Running period September 19, 2000  
Duration 60 minutes
Website Jo Strømgren Kompanii

Gorri-Gorri was a joint production between Jo Strømgren Kompani and The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret). Lots of technical equipment, a huge set design, and a large number of performers and crew made this production rather shortlived, even though it did perform in approximately 25 cities in Scandinavia.

The mix of puppeteers and dancers opened new possibilities of storytelling and took the puppetry ambition of the company to a new level.

Touring: Norway, Denmark, Sweden

Gorri-Gorri by Jo Strømgren Kompani was supported by Arts Council Norway and the municipality of Bergen.

Gorri-Gorri by The Norwegian Touring Theatre/Jo Strømgren Kompani was nominated for The Hedda Award 2001 in best production category.


Jo Strømgren Kompani, jskompani.no, 08.08.2010, http://jskompani.no/productions/5

Teaterfigurer (1)
Performance dates
July 5, 2001 visiting performance
Navember 8, 2000BIT Teatergarasjen, Norsk Dramatikk Show
September 19, 2000Hovedscenen, Drammens teater Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Writer and date unknown, Aftenposten [Oslo]:
"Overwhelmingly good."

Writer and date unknown, Politiken [Denmark]:
"Brutal and strongly satirical performance about the upbringing of children."

Writer and date unknown, Aktuelt [Denmark]:
"Powerful performance."

Awards - Nominations (1)