The Neighbour

The Neighbour (2010) is a dance movie by Nordisk Film AS, Jo Strømgren Kompani and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

The keywords are as follows:

"Two neighbours.
A lonely pianist on one side of the wall.
A couple with domestic problems on the other.
They can hear each other."


(Objekt ID 26117)
Object type Production
Premiere March 11, 2010
Produced by
Coproducers Jo Strømgren Kompani, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division
Audience All
Keywords Dance, Movie, Dance theatre
Running period March 11, 2010  
Duration 23 minutes

The Neighbour by Jo Strømgren Company,Nordisk Film AS and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is a film about man and woman, about single people, about the chance to start over again, about chances that are long gone. It is also a film about how music affects us, and how we affect music.

The Neighbour features dancers Line Tørmoen and Dimitri Jourde - two top level creative performers with background from Carte Blanche, Kublai Khan Investigations, Zero Visibility Corp, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Francois Verret, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and others.

The Neighbour also features Leif Ove Andsnes - a pianist that should need no introduction to anyone interested in classical music. As one of the most accomplished musicians of the world he is constantly playing worldwide with solo recitals or accompanied by the most distinguished orchestras. His part in this project differs radically from his regular performances by the fact that his music interpretation is submitted motivations as a theatrical character.

The location was Jo Strømgren’s private flat in Oslo during a period in August 2009.


Jo Strømgren Kompani,, 05.01.2012

Contributors (10)
Name Role
Stein Roger Bull – Direction
Jo Strømgren – Direction
Dimitri Jourde – Choreography
Jo Strømgren – Choreography
Line Tørmoen – Choreography
Leoš Janáček – Music
Leif Ove Andsnes – Actor (A pianist)
Dimitri Jourde – Actor (A couple)
Line Tørmoen – Actor (A couple)
Hallvard Bræin – Photo
Performance dates
March 11, 2010Kleines Haus, Staatstheater Braunschweig Worldwide premiere