Kitt Johnson and Jo Strømgren would appear to have little in common, except that they're both Nordic—Johnson a Dane working in Copenhagen, Strømgren a Norwegian based in Bergen. The chill that surrounds the particular works I saw and the intensely austere theatricality are part of the larger if variegated picture of European dance theater. Both artists were making their U.S. debuts at Jacob's Pillow; it's worth a trip to see the other unusual offerings (including Akram Khan and Felix Rückert) in the Doris Duke Studio... More >>>