Alan Lucien Øyen knows the drill, both about theatre and dance. Carte Blanche – National Norway Dance Company - former dancer, he created several pieces for theatre companies as well as for Norwegian and Swedish National Opera Ballets. That is where Adolphe Binder, former National Ballet director and former Artistic director and Intendant of Tanztheater Wuppertal discovered Øyen’s equally narrative, precise and choreographic style. In Pina Bausch’s company, he sought to work with a number of leading figures who have been pervading the founder’s renowned pieces: Rainer Behr, Nayoung Kim, Nazareth Panadero, Helena Pikon, Julie Shanahan… Some others belong to the new generation now taking over. And, as Øyen says: “It is not working with actors there; you work with humans”.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch direction, text & choreography Alan Lucien Øyen
set design Alex Eales Costumes Stine Sjøgren artistic collaboration Daniel Proietto, Andrew Wale sound Gunnar Innvær lighting design Martin Flack Costumes Assistant Anna Lena Dresia translation & surtitles Harold Manning rehearsal director Daphnis Kokkinos rehearsal director Assistant Bénédicte Billiet
with Regina Advento, Pau Aran Gimeno, Emma Barrowman, Rainer Behr, Andrey Berezin, Çağdaş Ermis, Jonathan Fredrickson, Nayoung Kim, Douglas Letheren, Nazareth Panadero, Helena Pikon, Julie Shanahan, Christopher Tandy, Stephanie Troyak, Aida Vainieri, Tsai-Chin Yu