Daniel Proietto will join Alan Lucien Øyen in his new theatre and dance work for Gothenburg's Opera Dance Company as co-creating choreographer.
Dance Company Alan Lucien Øyen is an award-winning director, choreographer and playwright who is in high demand. He has his own company, Winter Guests, is resident choreographer at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, and creates commissioned works for the likes of the Paris Opera Ballet and the Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal. His first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani was the gripping If we shadows have offended (2015), in which the dancers also shone as actors and singers. “Enormously impressive”, wrote the DN newspaper, while SvD’s critic pronounced: “The imagination can’t answer life’s big questions, but it can make them infinitely beautiful.” The following year he created Kodak for the company, another hybrid drama and dance production straddling the worlds of fantasy and reality. Alan Lucien Øyen has an ability to transport the audience through time and space. In his dreamlike stories, where illusion always prevails over reality, we catch a glimpse, through a child’s eyes, of ourselves and of death’s connectedness with life. Spoken dialogue in English, with surtitles in Swedish and English.
Photos by Mats Baker
TEXT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Alan Lucien Øyen
CO-CREATING CHOREOGRAPHER Daniel Proietto
SET Åsmund Færavaag
COSTUMES Stine Sjøgren
SOUND Mathias Grønsdal
LIGHTS Martin Flack
WITH Jesse Bechard, Tsun-Hsien Chen, Zander Constant, Zachary Enquist, Dan Langeborg, Fan Luo, Yasmin Mahmoud, Pascal Marty, Rachel McNamee, Danielle de Vries, Satoko Takahashi, Lee-Yuan Tu and Arika Yamada
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Katrin Hall
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