In a nonsensical language known as Sovietic we meet actors Thorbjørn Harr, Espen Reboli Bjerke, Kyrre Texnæs and Jan Ivar Lund as Soviet dissidents caught in a limbo between east and west. "There is that rare piece: deeply original, entertaining and moving," wrote Jyllands-Posten. Latvian paper Republica said: "There is Eastern Europe. There presents the Russia you cannot understand with logic."
There is by far the most praised of Jo Strømgren Kompani's performances. It can now finally be seen at the Oslo Opera House, where Strømgren is resident choreographer.
The production marked a turning point for Jo Strømgren Kompani, from dance to drama, but still with movement-based expression. It premiered in Vilnius in 2001 and won the Hedda Award that year, and has been touring Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, UK, Finland, the Faroe Islands, France and USA.
There is produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani in collaboration with Haugesund Teater.