Rising star of a new generation of Scandinavian artists, Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen works in theatre and opera as well as dance. With his company, winter guests, he has developed a unique signature that blends styles and techniques into sharp movements traversed by spirals, twists and suspended equilibrium. In Story, story, die., Øyen explores the interdependence between love and lies. But is it really a lie to present oneself in the best light? A voice keeps asking questions as seven exceptional dancers move from one world to another in an austere setting bounded by a door and chairs. As the scenes follow one another, a narrative gradually emerges. Striking.
After graduating from the School of Art in Oslo, Alan Lucien Øyen danced with The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, Carte Blanche and Amanda Miller's company Pretty Ugly before establishing winter guests in 2006 - a multidisciplinary company touring theatrical, dance and hybrid works in English for the international stage. Since 2009 Alan has been working closely together with the British playwright Andrew ...Read more about Alan Lucien Øyen
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 performa...Read more about winter guests
Story, story, die.
Choreography and Text Alan Lucien Øyen.
With Olivia Ancona, Zander Constant, Mai Lisa Guinoo, Pascal Marty, Lee Yuan Tu, Tom Weinberger, Cheng An Wu.
Set designer Martin Flack.
Lighting designer Torkel Skjærven.
Sound designer Terje Wessel Øverland, Gunnar Innvær.
Costume designer Stine Sjøgren.
Rehearsal director Stephan Laks.
Technical manager Silje Grimstad.
Stage manager Danny Hones.
Lighting operator Chris Sanders.
Project manager Lisa Reynolds.
Production assistant Margrethe Nandrup Rylander.
Photography Mats Bäcker.
World premiere Dansens Hus, Oslo May 25th 2019.