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.


Jo Strømgren Kompani and Anja Garbarek in an exiting new collaboration commissioned by Bergen International Festival. THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE is a music-based theatre work which explores the experience of being trapped in an emotionally locked life situation and the longing for moving on from that place. It will be a brand new musical theatre experience, composed of Garbarek’s extraordinary music and Jo Strømgren’s distinct physical language.

THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE  premiered at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen, Norway 24th May 2018. It is now available for booking.

«The choreographer Jo Strømgren shows with “Salve Regina” that he still has a lot at heart. He is as creative as he has always been, and with an intact ability to surprise.»
VG, Norway

 Life can be miserable. Indeed. Where do we seek comfort and relief? SALVE REGINA is an associative journey through different periods of time. An imaginative time travel through anchoring and agitation, power and impotence, feudalism and individualism.

SALVE REGINA is a co-production with Oslo Dance Ensemble and premiered at Dansens Hus in Oslo, Norway 9th December 2017. It is now available for booking.

«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.
COCO CHANEL premiered in April 2017, Amsterdam. It is now available for booking.


For 2019 JSK offers 13 stage productions and 2 dance films:
Salve Regina
The Road is Just a Surface
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.