AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

Dance

America’s got a story. And it ’s sticking to it. B ut where’ s it written down ? Where is the ‘Grea...

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Simulacrum

Simulacrum

Dance

Simulacrum weaves together the true histories of two extraordinary dancers – to create a semi-ficti...

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Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Dance

Jingle Horse is Winter Guests’ first direct collaboration with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and ...

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Coelacanth

Coelacanth [see,lu-canth]

Dance

With Coelacanth we present our biggest and most ambitious project ever - an epic 5,5 hour theatrica...

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LILLY & GEORGE

LILLY & GEORGE

Dance

Mum and Dad – It all begins with them. During our childhood, our parents’ experiences and choices b...

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BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

Dance

Multi-medial two act play for three performers Essentially a piece about longing and coming to term...

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What's not to love?

What's not to love?

Dance

Drawing on references from cinema, television and theatre, “What’s Not to Love?” utilises many expr...

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FLAWED

FLAWED

Dance

With self-hatred as a jumping-off point, “FLAWED” looks at the contemptuous and critical dialogue w...

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Before Long

Before Long

Dance

With text and dance by Alan Lucien Øyen and 16mm film shot by Norwegian filmmaker Ulirk Imtiaz Rolf...

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Alan Lucien Øyen

Alan Lucien Øyen

Alan is one of the most exciting up-and coming artists in Norway today, whose work as writer, choreographer and director has been highly acclaimed in his home country and abroad.

Alan began as a dancer, graduating in in 2001  from the State School for Art in Oslo and subsequently joined the Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance. He went on to work with Amanda Miller's Pretty Ugly dance company in Cologne, Germany, where he also worked as a freelance performer and developed dramaturgy, text and concepts for among others, Hooman Sharifi, Robyn Orlin and James Anthony Rizzy.

Alan began choreographing and staging his own performances in 2004. In 2006 his company, Winter Guests was established, and by the end of 2010 he'd completed 12 pieces including 5 commissions for Carte Blanche, Icelandic Dance Company, The Norwegian National Ballet and Skaanes Dance Theatre.

Whether it's theatre or dance, Alan's work has a highly emotional and dramatic drive.  His choreographic language is complex and requires technically skilled performers.  The work is informed by the world around him which allows him to draw inspiration from a myriad of sources including high art and popular culture as well as personal conversations and experiences - always in pursuit of a sincere and human expression.

Since the beginning, Alan's work has attracted highly skilled and experienced collaborators - often the performers on stage are themselves writers, choreographers or directors.

Alan is commissioned to create work for ballet and contemporary dance companies in Norway and abroad.  He has won several awards for his choreographic works.

Alan is founder and artistic director of Winter Guests and his work has  been generously supported by the Norwegian Arts Council since 2004.

 

 

 

Alan Lucien Øyen

 

commissions:

2012 "FICTION" 
Carte Blanche - Norwegian National 
Company for Contemporary Dance

2010  "In a tin house when it rains"
The Norwegian National Ballet

2010  "Endalaus" (Endless)
Icelandic dance company
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2009  "Dead to the world"
The Norweigan National Ballet
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2009  "In time and it will snow"
Skaanes Dance Company
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2008  "Before Long"
Carte Blanche - Norwegian national
company for contemporary dance
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2008  "I am waiting for you to stop waiting"
Carte Blanche - Norwegian National
company for contemporary dance
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