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The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings

Creation by Jo Strømgren. A co-production between Jo Strømgren Kompani and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

When the social safety net isn’t enough.

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    50 minustes, no intermission.

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    Valhall, Skövde Kulturhus

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Postponed. New premiere date TBC.

Who do you turn to if you’re only capable of crying when you don’t want to, if you get angry with dustbins, or if bread gives you panic attacks?

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 we hardly dare look – the next‚ we’re doubled-over laughing. Last year his creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani – The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings – enjoyed enormous success. Although created for teenagers and young adults it was acclaimed by people of all ages.

Jo Strømgren has previously created the dance works Herzschmerz (2009) and Utkanten (The Outskirts) (2011) for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. This season he was back with The Fort, another world premiere on the Main Stage, part of the dance double bill Out of Time.

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings, trailer

Verk av Jo Strømgren

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