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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+
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.
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.
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.
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.
$15 - $35
Fleck Dance Theatre
"A cheeky, rumbustious celebration of the physical exuberance of football and dance."
– The Times
"A marvel of mood and observation."
– The Independent
"A complete and utter success. I'd see it again in a heartbeat. "
– The Gazette
"Behind the slow-motion replays, crotch-scratching rituals and satirical player stereotypes lurks a sophisticated take on global obsession that says much about the human condition."
– The Guardian
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