Jo Strømgren Kompani (JSK)

Jo Strømgren Kompani (JSK) is an acclaimed Norwegian repertory company with large global distribution, founded in 1998. Over one hundred shows are performed worldwide every year, both in large national theatres and small alternative venues, from Sydney Opera House to Greenland. The overall touring list covers 60 countries so far. JSK’s home stage in Oslo is the Norwegian Opera House, where Jo Strømgren is house choreographer. JSK’s artistic style is a unique mix of dance and theatre, and a distinct humoristic touch typically combined with darker, political undertones. Another trademark is the extensive use of nonsensical language, and in the recent years a playful use of voiceover. JSK offer a standing repertoire of 10 – 12 different performances, covering a broad range of genres. Variations of dance and theater is the most typical form, but they also have pure theater performances and puppet performances. JSK also offers performances for young audiences. “Physical theatre at its very best: daring, dark, unpredictable and charged with compressed intensity.” The Guardian, United Kingdom. “Expertly straddles the fragile line between humor and horror.” New York Times, USA. “Painful truths in brilliant nonsense.” The Sunday Morning Herald, Australia