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The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings

Creation by Jo Strømgren

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

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.

In collaboration with Jo Strømgren Kompani.

Team

CHOREOGRAPHY AND SET DESIGN Jo Strømgren
COSTUME DESIGN Bregje van Balen

Length

55 minutes, no intermission

Dancers

6

World premiere

12 April 2019 at the Göteborg Opera

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings, trailer

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

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