Polaroid (2006) is a production by Jo Strømgren Kompani and Nordic Institute of Grenland: What's really going on around the North Pole?


(Objekt ID 5259)
Object type Production
Premiere September 29, 2006
Produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani, NAPA
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Audience Adults, Youth
Language English
Keywords Dance, Dance theatre
Running period September 29, 2006  —  May 5, 2009
Duration 60 minutes, no interval
Website Jo Strømgren Kompani

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes

Jo Strømgren Kompani says the following about Polaroid:

"For centuries, this spot has been the regular meeting point during weekends for Inuits from the different Arctic corners sharing gossip and news. This is a well-kept secret that hasn't yet reached the rest of the world. But it is now time to reveal the truth as we join in on a weekend sing-along chill out."

Touring: Greenland, Norway, Denmark, The Faroe Islands, The Aaland Islands, Finland, Lithuania, Ireland, USA.

International touring with Inuit dance performances is extremely rare. In fact, it's practically non-existent.

Polaroid by Jo Strømgren Kompani would definitively not start a trend, but still it was somewhat - according to JSK - quite of an achievement for Greenlandic culture.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark said of Polaroid that it was "one of the most exciting theatre pieces I have seen in a very long time."

Polaroid by Jo Strømgren Kompani was supported by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).


Jo Strømgren Kompani, jskompani.no, 08.08.2010, http://jskompani.no/productions/13

Festivals (4)
Global DanceFest March 27, 2009
Twist 08 Navember 6, 2008
Dublin Fringe Festival September 9, 2008
Eclectica Festival September 6, 2008
Press coverage