Story, story, die.

Story, story, die.

Dance

With a cast of 7 extraordinary dancers – Story, story, die. looks at the interdependency between li...

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AMERICA ep. 3 - SuperAmateur

AMERICA ep. 3 - SuperAmateur

Dance

“What a vast screen one could fill if there were no edits…” For the final installment in their Amer...

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AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

Dance

America’s got a story. And it’s sticking to it. But where’s it written down? Where is the ‘Great Am...

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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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AMERICA ep. 3 - SuperAmateur

AMERICA ep. 3 - SuperAmateur

“What a vast screen one could fill if there were no edits…” For the final installment in their America Trilogy, the most political of their works yet, winter guests returned to the idea of American reality as cinematic fiction. Making a large scale installation, a set as wide as the United States – winter guests presents the blown up theatricality of the current American discourse onto a huge “si...

AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

America’s got a story. And it’s sticking to it. But where’s it written down? Where is the ‘Great American Novel’ for today? And even if America could be summed up in a single, great novel - would this really be the time to write it? When has America ever looked less great, or less novel? A week after the U.S. elections, Alan Lucien Øyen and winter guests celebrate their ten-year anniversary with ...

Simulacrum

Simulacrum

Simulacrum weaves together the true histories of two extraordinary dancers – to create a semi-fictionalized narrative that runs through what is essentially a dream play. As part of Simulacrum, Winter guests are proud to premier a specially commissioned piece by Fujima Kanjuro; the head of the Fujima school of traditional Japanese dance. Kanjuro is from a long line of highly acclaimed artists; his...

Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Jingle Horse is Winter Guests’ first direct collaboration with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and was performed in parallel with the annual re-staging of the Ballet’s treasured Nutcracker. What happens when a bunch of world-weary actors (all with a rather complicated relationship to the festive season) are asked to create a Christmas show in collaboration with a handful of overworked dancers fro...

Coelacanth

Coelacanth [see,lu-canth]

With Coelacanth we present our biggest and most ambitious project ever - an epic 5,5 hour theatrical event! As ancient as time itself, is our desire to tell stories. In Coelacanth we follow two playwrigts in desperate pursuit of a good story. In Williamsburg, New York they come across Frank, a struggling alcoholic who drinks himself to death, leaving behind an incomplete manuscript in the hands o...

LILLY & GEORGE

LILLY & GEORGE

Mum and Dad – It all begins with them. During our childhood, our parents’ experiences and choices become our points of reference, and fundamentally dictate how we regard and relate to the world. We must assume that our parent’s parents influenced them in similar ways, but in spite of their best efforts - why do we sometimes turn out to be the kind of people our parents warned us about? Andrew Wal...

BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

Multi-medial two act play for three performers Essentially a piece about longing and coming to terms with ones current situation or predicament, Bird in Magic Rain With Tears centers around three characters whose fates are, more or less, coincidentally intertwined: A conceptual artist trying to get past the death of her son. A boy-prostitute vainly looking to find the truth about his past. A term...

FLAWED

FLAWED

With self-hatred as a jumping-off point, “FLAWED” looks at the contemptuous and critical dialogue which has become an everyday part of how we relate to each other. Using dance, drag, violent text and video as their armoury of weapons, Alan Øyen and, former Batcheva dancer, Léo Lérus explore the terrifying brutalities and unnerving subtleties of racism, sexism… any-ism, and the fury that's inheren...

AVENIDA CORRIENTES

AVENIDA CORRIENTES

AVENIDA CORRIENTES is the story of celebrated German choreographer Dieter Geier and his Argentinian principle dancer and muse Augusto Garcia, who return to Buenos Aires - the place of their first meeting - to create a new piece for a gala in honour of their 10-year collaboration. The events and routines of their savage and passionate world are revealed, as the two artists struggle towards the pre...

AMERICA - Visions of love

AMERICA - Visions of love

“AMERICA - Visions of Love” - a two act play based on original text and transcripts of recorded conversations collected whilst traveling through the United States. Why does the whole world seem to be preoccupied with America and American culture? It seems an image or movie exists in everybody’s mind about what “America” is. We decided to grab a-hold of our assumptions; our love, loathing and prej...

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Before Long

Before Long

With text and dance by Alan Lucien Øyen and 16mm film shot by Norwegian filmmaker Ulirk Imtiaz Rolfsen, “Before Long” centres on the end of a relationship between two people. The end, or perhaps the moment we realise the end - the beginning of the end. In "Before Long" the auditorium is turned sideways and the audience follows the two performers on a shallow stage in-front of a super-wide-screen ...

What's not to love?

What's not to love?

Drawing on references from cinema, television and theatre, “What’s Not to Love?” utilises many expressions to convey it’s singular message - 'there is nothing that cannot be loved' - nothing. Based, in part, on scenes from the movie “All about Eve”, (the iconic Betty Davis Movie from 1950), “What’s not to love?” becomes an ironic meta-piece about life, ambition and the roles we play. Text written...

Alan Lucien Øyen

Alan Lucien Øyen Alan is one of the most exciting artists from Norway today, whose work as writer, director and choreographer has been highly acclaimed in his home country and abroad. As the son of a dresser, Alan grew up in a small theatre, Den Nationale Scene, established by Ibsen himself, in the town of Bergen, Norway. Here he would watch theatre religiously from the age of 7: classical produc...

Alan Lucien Øyen - Artistic Director

Alan Lucien Øyen Alan is one of the most exciting artists from Norway today, whose work as writer, director and choreographer has been highly acclaimed in his home country and abroad. As the son of a dresser, Alan grew up in a small theatre, Den Nationale Scene, established by Ibsen himself, in the town of Bergen, Norway. Here he would watch theatre religiously from the age of 7 - classical produ...

Andrew Wale - Creative Associate

Andrew has worked extensively, and internationally, as an actor, director and writer. With Alan Øyen (for Winter Guests) he has written, and performed in; America - Visions of Love, Avenida Corrientes, Bird in Magic Rain with Tears, Lilly Crave by Sarah Kane, Footfalls and Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, and Kanskje Aller Helst Der - a newly commissioned play by Ragnar Hovland, as well as being an...

Daniel Proietto - Performer/choreographer

Daniel Proietto, was born in Argentina, where he studied classical ballet with the school of Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Proietto has been engaged with several companies since the age of 16, among them Ballet Santiago de Chile, Ballet del Teatro Argentino and the Contemporary Ballet of Teatro San Martín. From 2003-2006 he was one of the most featured dancers with Carte Carte Blanche - the Norwe...

Shōji Kōjima - Performer/choreographer

Shōji Kojima, ( 小島章司, was born in Tokushima, Japan He graduated from Musashino Academia Muiscae, (vocal music course), where he studied the vocal music, the piano, the classic ballet, the modern ballet, he came in contact by chance with the world of flamenco. Determined not to return to Japan until he became full-fledged flamenco dancer, he made an oversea journey to Spain by Transsiberian Railwa...

Kate Pendry - performer

Trained at Mountview Theatre School, London. Since arriving in Norway Kate has written, produced and performed over fifty pieces for the theatre, many of which have been presented internationally. She has a reputation as a political and controversial artist because of the red thread of social commentary in the work, and her signature use of dark humor. She has received numerous awards for her wor...

Suzie Davies - Performer

Suzie R. Davies trained at the London Contemporary Dance School and works as a dancer, actor and choreographer, based in Oslo. She started her career dancing in the Monty Python film ‘The Meaning of Life’ in 1983. As a dancer she has worked nationally and internationally with many companies and independent choreographers including Uppercut Danseteater, Janet Smith,Carte Blanche, Karen Foss, Ingun...

Yvonne Øyen - performer

Yvonne Øyen was educated as an actress with the Academy for dramatic arts in Bergen and received great critical acclaim for her stage debut as Ophelia in Nordland Teater's production of Hamlet, (2000). She has worked extensively as freelance actress both in Norway and internationally, serving various engagements with both state theaters in Norway as well as within the independent performing art s...

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