For "If we shadows have offended", the Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen has been inspired by the Peter Pan-complex and by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The creation is a nostalgic flashback to the 1980s, with a strong wish to never grow up. About, the choreographer says, "grown up men who don't want to grow up." A play in and about reality in a dreamscape. Alan Lucien Øyen has been called “the most interesting up-and-coming artist in Norway” – emotional and touching. He runs his own company, Winter Guests, and has choreographed creations for Skånes Dansteater as well as for the Norwegian National Ballet. He has been awarded numerous international prizes for his work.
”My pieces are often about our fear of death. A fear which becomes more intense when your own parents are dead and you're next in line. We also live in a society where many people are afraid to grow up.
Neverland has grown out of my wish to explore the Peter-Pan complex: what does it mean to never grow up?”
Photos by Mats Bäker
Choreography, set deign and text: Alan Lucien Øyen
Assistant Choreographer/ Choreography: Daniel Proietto
Costume design: Stine Sjøgren
Light design: Martin Flack
Sound design: Gunnar Innvæ
Guest artist: Kate Strong
Dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: Angelina Allen, Nigel Campbell, Jim De Block, Simone Deriu, Matthew Foley, Toby Kassell, Maxime Lachaume, Fan Luo, Pascal Marty, Jonathan Savage, Ján Špoták, Oleg Stepanov, Lee-Yuan Tu
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