Jo Strømgren Kompani

Physical theatre at its very best: daring, dark, unpredictable and charged with compressed intensity. The Guardian

Expertly straddles the fragile line between humor and horror. New York Times

Jo Strømgren Kompani (JSK) is an acclaimed Norwegian repertory company with large global distribution. Over one hundred shows are performed worldwide every year, both in large national theatres and small alternative venues. The overall touring list covers about fifty countries. JSK’s home stage in Oslo is the Norwegian Opera House in Bjørvika.
The artistic style is a unique mix of dance and theatre, with puppet theatre, film, and live music often added. Another trademark is the extensive use of nonsensical languages and a distinct humoristic touch. JSK also offers performances for young audiences.


A brand new Jo Strømgren Kompani production, made in collaboration with Oslo Dance Ensemble.

This partnership allows Jo Strømgren Kompani to create a full-evening performance with a cast of seven handpicked international dancers on stage. Both JSK and ODE have their established distinctive character, but if you take the best of both and mix it, maybe the audience can have the best of both worlds? And maybe even more.

SALVE REGINA premieres at Dansens Hus in Oslo 9th December 2017. It is available for booking from spring 2018.


Magic beyond words.

Theaterkrant, The Netherlands

COCO CHANEL is the third collaboration between Ulrike Quade Company and Jo Strømgren Kompani and a sought-after continuation of the particular style these two companies have created together, featuring hyper-realistic puppets, portrayal of historical people, intriguing walks between documentary facts and provocative insinuations, and a great dash of wild imaginative theatre.


For the 2017/2018 season JSK offers 12 stage productions and 2 dance films:
Salve Regina
Coco Chanel
The Virus
The Hospital
A Doll’s House
The Kitchen
The Writer
A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong
A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football
The Border
Closed (dance film)
The Neighbour (dance film)
All productions are prepared for smooth and flexible touring.