Through words and movements, Story, story, die. looks at the interdependency between lies and love: The things we do to be liked. It explores how we constantly rearrange everyday lifeinto stories in an attempt to craft a desirable narrative how we "lie" about ourselves and “stage” reality for each other as we meet in person or through social media. Relentlessly seeking approval a fast and fading "conditional" love, dependent on success and happiness. The culture of narcissism among the current “Me” generation is stronger than ever. But the happiness we aspire to is fleeting. It’s stasis. We’re neither happy, nor sad; sated but not satisfied.
winter guests is an international touring company performing works by Alan Lucien Øyen. They uniquely create a range of pure theater works, dance works and hybrid pieces all
layered with a cinematic overtone enriched by stunning singular scenography. The works are based on real life experiences, sourcing material from interactions with strangers, personal anecdotes, and pop culture references always incorporating the performers and the rehearsal process in the shaping of the final narrative. Alan is also substantially invited to choreograph and direct for companies internationally. In 2018, he was the first choreographer commissioned to create a full length piece for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. In 2020/21 Alan will create new full evening works for
Paris Opera, Opera Flanders and Staatsoper Berlin.
Duration 90 min. no interval.
Performed in English.
Choreography: Alan Lucien Øyen
Dancers: Olivia Ancona, Zander Constant, Mai Lisa Guinoo, Pascal Marty, Lee Yuan Tu, Tom Weinberger, Cheng An Wu
Rehearsal director: Stephan Laks
Light design: Torkel Skjerven
Sound design: Terje Wessel Øverland og Gunnar Innvær
Scenography: Martin Flack
Costume design: Stine Sjøgren
Senior project manager: Annika Ostwald
Project manager: Lisa Reynolds
Coproduction: Dansens Hus, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballett, Julidans Festival
Funding: Arts Council Norway and with the support of Orsolina28.
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