A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

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Jo Strømgren Kompani (Norway)

April 10-13

About the Performance

A series of comic, tough-and-tender vignettes celebrating the world’s favourite game in which the form and physical patterns of football (soccer) are deconstructed. This work offers an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences between sport and art. Behind slow-motion replays and locker room rituals lurks a sophisticated take on a global obsession that speaks volumes about the human condition.

Advisory: contains partial nudity. Suggested age: 12+

About the company

Jo Strømgren Kompani is one of Scandinavia’s most established independent dance theatre companies, combining raw physicality with absurd humour. Jo Strømgren has enjoyed a wide-ranging career both as a freelance choreographer and theatre director in addition to managing his own company and acting as a producer for both stage and film.

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Extras

Series 8:08 Alternative Technique Class – A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football: Inside the Show

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Learn and rehearse repertoire from the performance A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football and experience a new logic. The workshop will be given by two of Jo Strømgren Kompani’s experienced dancers, Mikkel Are Olsenlund and Jan Nicolai Wesnes.

The workshop is open to all professional and pre-professional dance artists. Artist talk to follow.

Click here for registration info and complete details.

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football – Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

World Stage goes deeper to deliver a more in-depth performance experience. We invite you to join the World Stage team for food, drinks and discussion at our opening night reception. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football – talkshow

Thursday, April 11, 2013

World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work. Please stay around after the performance for an informative and engaging talkshow. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.

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