• winter guests ╲ Story, story, die.

    winter guests

    Story, story, die.

    Alan Lucien Øyen
    27. 28. 29. 30 Jan 2021
  • winter guests

    Story, story, die.

    Alan Lucien Øyen
    27. 28. 29. 30 Jan 2021
  • winter guests

    Story, story, die.

    Alan Lucien Øyen
    27. 28. 29. 30 Jan 2021
  • winter guests

    Story, story, die.

    Alan Lucien Øyen
    27. 28. 29. 30 Jan 2021

winter guests - Story, story, die.

  • Oslo
  • winter guests

    Story, story, die.

    Alan Lucien Øyen
Length – 1 h 25 Venue – Théâtre Maisonneuve
27 January 2021 - 8 PM
28 January 2021 - 8 PM
29 January 2021 - 8 PM
30 January 2021 - 8 PM

Commissioned by both the Paris Opera Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal, Alan Lucien Øyen fascinates audiences with his theatrical approach to movement. Story, story, die. draws us into the heart of a dialogue between words and movement that’s as captivating as it is unsettling.

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.  


Tickets start at $34.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday January 27, 2021
    Friday January 29, 2021

Pre-show activity \ Cocktail Thursdays
Thursdays January 28, 2021, 7:15 p.m. 

  • Alan Lucien Øyen

    Alan Lucien Øyen

    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 Wale. He has been a...

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  • winter guests

    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...

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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.

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