Jo Strømgren Kompani’s A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football is a series of comic, tough-and-tender vignettes celebrating the world’s favourite game. The performance delves into the physical routine of soccer and elevates the aesthetic aspects of its insanity. It comments on the perceived tension between high culture and sport.
At first blush, the similarities between sport and performance may not be obvious, but as World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen highlights in the video below, the two disciplines have more in common than you may think.
“To me [A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football] is such a gift for us to see the arena of performance,” Rasmussen says. “And also to maybe look at athletes in a different way – as sculptors of their space.”
Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway)
A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football
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