|Title (5)||File type||Publiseringsdato||Download|
|Program for the festival Kortreist dansefestival 2017||2017||Download|
|Season program BIT Teatergarasjen autumn 2001.||August 2001||Download|
|Season program Black Box Theater autumn 2001.||August 2001||Download|
|Sesongprogram Black Box Teaters barneprogram Lillebox høst 2001.||August 2001||Download|
|Sesongprogram fra Trøndelag Teater vår og høsten 2015.||January 2015||Download|
There (2001) was a dance theatre production by by Jo Strømgren Kompani.
Jo Strømgren choreographed it.
There was a deliberate misunderstanding of the terms of Eastern Europe, and it perhaps spoke louder about a disputable viewpoint than about the region in itself.
There presented a style in which dancers and actors crossed borders in an absurd and physical Gibberish pattern, with humour and respectless playfulness as its frame.
Information(Objekt ID 2468)
|Premiere||April 18, 2001|
|Produced by||Jo Strømgren Kompani|
|Coproducers||Haugesund Theatre, BIT Teatergarasjen, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, Projekttheater Dresden|
|In collaboration with||The National Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag,|
|Based on||There by Jo Strømgren|
|Audience||Youth, Adults (from 16)|
|Expressions||Dance theatre, Theatre, Contemporary dance, Corona-production|
|Running period||April 18, 2001|
|Website||Jo Strømgren Kompani|
Requirements to venue
|Minimum stage width||8m|
|Maximum stage width||12m|
|Minimum stage depth||8m|
|Maximum stage depth||12m|
|Rigging time||600 minutes|
|Downrigging time||30 minutes|
There by Jo Strømgren Kompani was a dance theatre production springing out from faulty prejudices about Eastern Europe. Four dissidents from the former Soviet Union are stranded in the zone between East and West. Nostalgia, psychological malfunctions, and desperate social needs create a far from harmonious atmosphere. Aggression, apathy, fear, paranoia and ridiculous emotional outbreaks are provoked within a frame of verbal confusion and political opposites.
With dance, theatre, live music and a particularly well-developed Gibberish language the aim was to explore the heritage from the Soviet Union and to express the consequences of constructed ideas of reality. The music and some Russian texts were chosen deliberately due to literary content, but turned out to be a good basis for association for those not understanding Russian.
There became by far the most requested performance the company has ever made. Somehow audiences warmly embraced this show in every country despite a pseudo-Soviet topic. This production was also the turning point where JSK decided to focus more on actors than on dancers, but still with the movement-based expression.
Touring: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, England, Finland, The Faroe Islands, France, USA.
There by Jo Strømgren Kompani was supported by Arts Council Norway, the municipality of Bergen and the Fund for Performing Artists.
There by Jo Strømgren Kompani won The Hedda Award 2002 in the best production category.
Jo Strømgren Kompani, jskompani.no, 08.08.2010, http://jskompani.no/productions/6 / 31.08.2021
Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2002, www.sceneweb.no, 06.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23900/The_Hedda_Award_2002-2002
|Jo Strømgren||– Choreography|
|Jo Strømgren||– Stage design|
|Jo Strømgren||– Costume|
|Jo Strømgren (from 2017)||– Sound design|
|Lars Årdal||– Sound design|
|Stephen Rolfe||– Lighting design|
|Espen Reboli Bjerke (from 2001 to 2002)||– Actor|
|John Brungot (from 2001 to 2002)||– Actor|
|Jørn Fuller-Gee (from 2014)||– Actor|
|Thorbjørn Harr (from 2001 to 2002)||– Actor|
|Severin Romer Iversen (from 2014)||– Actor|
|Jan Ivar Lund (from 2021)||– Actor|
|Mikkel Are Olsen (from 2014)||– Actor|
|Ivar Örn Sverrisson (from 2014)||– Actor|
|Jan Ivar Lund||– Dancer|
|Kyrre Texnæs (from 2001 to 2002)||– Dancer|
|Knut Bry||– Photo|
|Ken Ruben Theodorsen||– Sound technician|
|Navember 3, 2021 19:30 – Scene 2|
|Navember 2, 2021 19:30 – Scene 2|
|Navember 1, 2021 19:30 – Scene 2|
|October 31, 2021 19:30 – Scene 2|
|February 25, 2021 – Scene 2|
|June 27, 2017 19:00 – Inderøy Kulturhus||Kortreist dansefestival – New opening|
|September 12, 2015||, FringeArts – Show|
|September 11, 2015||, FringeArts – Show|
|September 10, 2015||, FringeArts – Show|
|September 9, 2015||, FringeArts – Show|
|April 17, 2015 – Gamle Scene|
|April 16, 2015 – Gamle Scene|
|April 15, 2015 – Gamle Scene|
|April 14, 2015 – Gamle Scene|
|October 16, 2014 – Hovedscenen, Festiviteten|
|May 16, 2002 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|May 15, 2002 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|May 14, 2002 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|May 12, 2002 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|October 18, 2001 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden|
|October 17, 2001 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden|
|September 30, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 29, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 28, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 27, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 26, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 25, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 23, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 22, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 21, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 20, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 19, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|September 16, 2001 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|September 15, 2001 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|September 14, 2001 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|September 13, 2001 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|September 12, 2001 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|April 18, 2001||– Worldwide premiere|
|2001 – Store sal, Forum i Molde|
|2001 – Store sal, Forum i Molde|
|2001 – Kinoteateret|
Writer and date unknown, Republica [Latvia]:
"A miracle! There is Eastern Europe. There presents the Russia you cannot understand with logic, Russia with its Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov and the Idiot Count Myshkin. With the slogans and signs from the Soviet era. And throughout the whole performance one perceives a feeling of sympathy, loneliness and longing" Republica, Latvia
Writer and date unknown, Jyllands-Posten [Denmark]:
"There is something as rare as a deeply original, entertaining, and touching piece."
Writer and date unknown, New York Times [USA]:
"The result is impressive ensemble work from four performers whose look of unforced, alert connection adds to the mystery and sadness."
Writer and date unknown, Village Voice [USA]:
"Strømgren elevates everyday behaviour into the realms of the bizarre and the extreme."
Writer and date unknown, 30.04.2001, Diena [Latvia]:
"Impressively acrobatic drive, intelligent and filled with humour."
Writer and date unknown, Postimees [Estland]:
"The dancers move in a wonderfully light and unforced manner." (2001, 28.04).
Writer unknown,20.09.2001, Dagbladet [Oslo]:
"Splendid! New and very strong masculine dance theatre. Strømgren’s sense of humour and play, his powerful movements and respect for the absurdity and desperate challenges of life, is given a comprehensive outlook and a greater punch than before." (2001, 20.09). Dagbladet
Writer and date unknown,20.09.2001, Verdens Gang (Rated worthy of 5 pips on the dice) [Oslo]:
"...impressively well done....smooth, manly playful with a company in tip-top shape."
Writer unknown,07.09.2001, Morgenbladet [Oslo]:
"Strømgren is a loving concretist understanding the magic of the theatre (...) an energy and a beauty practically lifting the audience into a condition of bliss."
Writer unknown,02.09.2001, Aftenposten Morgen [Oslo]:
"Unique dance theatre production (...) ingenious mix of sincerity and humour (...) the performers create some incredible characters (...) they impress with the complexity of the humans they create. A better start than this The Contemporary Stage Festival couldn’t have dreamt of."
Writer unknown,01.09.2001, Dagsavisen [Oslo]:
"Jo Strømgren Kompani on its best (...) funny and beautiful performance. Opening The Contemporary Stage Festival with one of our best choreographers was the smartest move The National Theatre could make."
Writer unknown,03.09.2001, Vårt Land [Oslo]:
"Scenic hit. This performance creates a whole new room for imagination and thought, in the intersection between dance, performance and theatre."
Writer unknown,03.09.2001, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
"Jo Strømgren’s scenic language communicates a well-developed choreographic system, funny, dynamic, precise and pointed."
Writer unknown,12.09.2001, Fædrelandsvennen [Norge]:
"...entertainment enough...beauty a plenty...human warmth and understanding. The performance leaves the onlooker with a good experience, a clue of having witnessed something important."