AVENIDA CORRIENTES

AVENIDA CORRIENTES

Theatre

AVENIDA CORRIENTES is a genre-bending tragicomic play, set in the world of dance, which juxtaposes live theatre and dance with 'documentary' film.

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Before Long

Before Long

Dance

Full length choreographic duet in front of a 23 by 6 meter wide-screen canvas.

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Coelacanth  [see,lu-canth]

Coelacanth [see,lu-canth]

Theatre

Epic 5 and a half hour theatrical event, with 12 musicians playing live on stage and a strong international cast of dancers and actors.

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What's not to love?

What's not to love?

Dance

“What’s not to love?” - A scattered journey through fragments of happiness, where the postulate that "there is nothing that cannot be loved" is sifted and examined in the brilliant light of excellent performers.

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AMERICA - Visions of love

AMERICA - Visions of love

Theatre

“AMERICA - Visions of Love” - a two act play based on original text and transcripts of recorded conversations collected whilst traveling through the United States.

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FLAWED

FLAWED

Dance

Full-length duet for Léo Lérus & Alan Lucien Øyen looking at the ugly face of misanthropy through criticism and self-contempt.

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BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

Theatre

Multimedial two act play for three performers about longing and coming to terms.

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LILLY & GEORGE

LILLY & GEORGE

Theatre

Mum and Dad - in spite of their best efforts, why do we sometimes turn out to be the kind of people they warned us about?

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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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