FICTION - new piece by Alan Lucien Øyen
What happens when we realise that we never became everything we intended to? Expect a dramatic premiere from Carte Blanche at the Bergen International Festival.
‘Our visions of the future – and the present – are nothing but fiction. The confrontation between before and now is hopeless’, says choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, who started his career as a dancer with Carte Blanche. Now he is looking forward to returning and having fun with the full ensemble.
Whether in theatre or dance, Alan Lucien Øyen moves within a universe of multimedia, inspired by popular culture, documentary material and a variety of art forms. His productions are often described as highly emotional.
After one of his recent performances, the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten wrote: ‘Alan Lucien Øyen is unquestionably a star on the Norwegian stage art sky.’
His complex choreography requires technical expertise of performers, and the dancers at Carte Blanche, the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance, are more than up to the task. Many will recall their fascinating performance from the 2011 Bergen International Festival, Corps de Walk, which they have taken on tour at home and abroad over the last year.
“There are million little strings attached to every choice you make. You can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know it for 20 years. And you'll never ever trace it to its source. But you only get one chance to play it out.” From the performance
Carte Blanche has commissioned a new piece by the award winning Bergenese stage artist and former dancer in Carte Blanche, Alan Lucien Øyen. This is the third collaboration with the company, but the first including the full company.
Choreography Alan Lucien Øyen
Set design Åsmund Færavaag
Lighting Design Torkel Skjærven
Sound Design Gunnar Innvær
Sound Technique Gunnar Innvær og Håvard Pedersen
Costume Design Alan Lucien Øyen og Indrani Balgobin
Video Design Martin Flack
Photo and PR video Yaniv Cohen
Thanx to Daniel Proietto and Olbjørn Øyehaug for help during the prosess.
Dancers Caroline Eckly, Christine Kjellberg, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Núria Navarra Vilasaló, Imre Van Opstal (June 2012)/Guro Rimeslåtten (from August 2012), Sara Enrich Bertran (October 2012), Ole Martin Meland, Edhem Jesenkovic (from September 2012), Simbarashe Norman Fulukia, Shlomi Ruimi, Christopher Flinder Petersen, Timothy Bartlett and Mathias Stoltenberg.
Duration 82 minutes - no intermission.
World premiere 31st May 20:00 in Studio Bergen as part of the Bergen International Festival. Performed 1st - 3rd June and 5th June at Studio Bergen
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