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The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings

Creation by Jo Strømgren

‘Full of breathtaking surprises’
‘Seriously fun and wacky’

Borås Tidning

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings, trailer

About The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings

Who do you turn to if you’re only able to cry when it’s not appropriate, you get angry with dustbins, or if bread gives you panic attacks? Where else but to The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings!

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings has scarce resources but an important mission. Its caseworkers are tasked with solving problems that no other authorities can remedy – through dance. Despite the growing backlog of paperwork, a surprisingly large number of people have their cases assessed.

A delicious mix of absurd humour and poignant gravity is the hallmark of Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren. One moment you hardly dare look – and the next you’re doubled over laughing. Jo created this humorous and sad piece for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in 2019.

A co-production with Jo Strømgren Kompani. Created in collaboration with the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.


COSTUME DESIGN Bregje van Balen


Length - 55 minutes, no intermission
Dancers - 6

World premiere 12 April 2019 at the Göteborg Opera

Agents, programmers for venues and festivals

For access to the programme, press photos or a video of the entire performance, please send an email request to danskompani@opera.se

Photos from the performance

Verk av Jo Strømgren

In photo:  Benjamin Behrends, Jesse Bechard, Satoko Takahashi, Janine Koertge, Andrzej Glosniak, Rachel McNamee|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel