winter guests is an international touring company performing works by Alan Lucien Øyen from Bergen, Norway. They tell stories of the contemporary world with words, video, music and movement. The works are based on real life experiences, including original text, transcribed recordings and improvisations. The company often inserts its own reality into the subject matter of the piece - resulting in rich and eccentric performances in a constantly shifting format.
They have won several awards and gained international acclaim while touring over 20 countries for performances and residencies at places such as Théâtre National de Chaillot, The Kennedy Centre, Sadlers’s Wells, The Watermill Center, New York Theatre Workshop and Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity, among others. winter guests presents their avant-garde theatre and dance in both independent venues and in the context of opera houses.
Besides winter guests, Alan directs and creates work for theater and dance companies world wide, including Paris Opera, Gothenburg Opera's Dance Company, Det Norske Teatret and The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet where he is currently House Choreographer. In 2018, Alan was one of the first two guest choreographers commissioned to create a full-length piece for the renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, which is currently touring the world.