image credit:  Česká Televize / Mikuláš Křepelka

A new dance movie produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani and Nordic Stories, featuring cellist Truls Mørk and collaborating dance companies 420PEOPLE (Prague) and KAGE (Melbourne).

A closed café hosts a cellist playing Zoltan Kodaly’s Cello Sonata Op.8 and four individuals with a peculiar agenda. Reality deviates for half an hour!

Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull were the directors of the Rose d’Or winning Neighbour. Not only is this new film in the hands of competent producer Nordic Stories,  it is also a rare occasion to see world renowned cellist Truls Mørk as a film character. The film will be created collectively by no less than five choreographers!

Closed is already sold to  SVT-Sverige, YLE-Finland, NRK-Norway and Czech TV. Distributed by EuroArts Berlin.

Premiere: May 6th, 2017 (Norwegian National Broadcasting/NRK)

Creative team
Cellist: Truls Mørk
Dancers/co-choreographers: Natasa Novotna, Vaclav Klunes, Gerard Van Dyck, Jo Strømgren
Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Direction: Jo Strømgren, Stein Roger Bull
Producer: Nordic Stories
Co-producers: Jo Strømgren Kompani, KAGE, 420People, Czech TV
Funding: Film Board of Norway
Distribution: EuroArts, Berlin

Rehearsed in Melbourne with the support of The Abbotsford Convent.