Jo Strømgren Kompani
Jo Strømgren is a Norwegian creator/ choreographer who’s work spans a broad category of dance, theater, and performance art, rendering his style rather uncategorical. But his work has a signature, and his point of view is distinct and unique. The piece which his company brought to the festival, ‘There’, had the four actors speaking complete gibberish for the evening length work. It was so convincing that one often considered that it was simply a foreign language we couldn’t understand. Ten minutes before this photo was taken, the group had just bowed after the final performance of their US debut. Exiting directly from the stage, all four piled into the farm truck originally purchased by Ted Shawn in 1964. This was my back-up location, as my original idea of having the guys pose on the roof of the theater was rained out.