Jo Strømgren is the founder and director of Jo Strømgren Kompani in Norway.
CZTERDZIESCI (meaning forty in Polish) follows a woman, from her birth in 1973 to her birthday in 2013. The timespan of 40 years reflects a period of doubts, hopes, struggles, choices, and unforseen events, driven by herioc virtues – the lust for life and the will to survive. On her journey through a chaotic Europe, she manages to find a compromise between her own ambitions and the circumstances that are forced upon her.
This blend of nostalgia, retrospective scrutiny, and a fearful gaze at the future, is the celebration of Polish Dance Theatre’s 40th anniversary. The co-production is part of a long-term partnership between the two companies, triggered by Jo Strømgren Kompani’s continuous presence in Poland over the years.
Dancers: Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak, Andrzej Adamczak, Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta, Urszula Bernat, Artur Bieńkowski, Niels Claes, Adriana Cygankiewicz, Agnieszka Fertała, Sara Gorbaczynska-Pawluszko, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocieba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Lukas Lepold, Paweł Malicki, Karol Miękina, Marcin Motyl, Daniel Navarro Lorenzo, Jacek Niepsujewicz, Josefine Patzelt, Tomasz Pomersbach, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Luca Scarpa, Daniel Stryjecki, Paulina Wycichowska.