Alan Lucien Øyen
Alan Lucien Øyen began as a dancer, graduating in 2001 from The National Academy of Ballet in Oslo and subsequently joined the Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance, Carte Blanche. 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.
Information(Objekt ID 2999)
|Born||April 4, 1978|
|Functions||Artistic director, Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Dramatist/Playwright|
Alan Lucien Øyen 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.
Alan Lucien Øyen's 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.
Alan Lucien Øyen has won several awards for his choreographic works.
Alan Lucien Øyen is founder and artistic director of winter guests and his work has been generously supported by Arts Council Norway since 2004.
With Andrew Wale he won The Hedda Award 2014 in the best stage text category for the script for Coelacanth, produced by Winter Guests, Bergen International Festival, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Carte Blanche and The Norwegian Touring Theatre. The award was the first ever given out in this category.
The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:
"The theatre is assigned to tell stories. How wonderful wouldn't it be to see a performance containing most of what a stage text may room: Reality and fiction, sombreness and humour. In addition close-ups of individuals and insight into the complex interaction between people. And imagine if this story also had room for a story about making this performance, all of it presented with spoken theatre, with dance, and with music and imagination-triggering stage design.
This year's recipient of The Hedda Award in the best stage text category has created just such a bottomless treasure chest, a story for the stage one could wish would never end. The performance is like a journey with unnumbered detours from the itinerary without ever losing sight of the destination.
The best stage text award goes to Alan Lucien Øyen and Andrew Wale."
Besides Coelacanth was nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the production of the year category, and Alan Lucien Øyen was nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the best direction category for his direction of the production.
winter guests, winterguests.com, 22.11.2010: http://www.winterguests.com/alan
The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.05.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1215
The Hedda Award 2014, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.06.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1266
Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2001)
- winter guests - Artistic director
|The Snow Sister (The Norwegian TheatreKilden Theatre)||October 23, 2021||Direction|
|The American Moth (winter guests)||May 26, 2021||Script, Direction, Choreography|
|Norway Now virtual program. USA (Performing Arts Hub Norway)||January 10, 2021||Performer|
|Story, story, die (winter guests)||May 25, 2019||Choreography|
|Me (winter guests)||2019||Choreography|
|Wilful Disregard (Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre))||Navember 8, 2018||Direction|
|Dream on, baby (winter guestsESC ungdomskompani )||October 20, 2018||Choreography, Direction|
|The Hamlet Complex (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||September 14, 2018||Direction, Choreography, Script|
|MESTERAFTEN - Kylián, Forsythe og Øyen - Tiger Lily - In the midle, somewhat elevated - Timelapse (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||March 15, 2018||Costume design, Text, Choreography, Performer|
|The Wizard of Oz (The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret))||January 18, 2018||Choreography, Direction|
|America Ep. 3: SuperAmateur (winter guests)||September 1, 2017||Direction, Playwright|
|The Leaves of Vallombrosa (The Norwegian Theatre)||March 25, 2017||Direction|
|Big and Ugly (The National Stage)||January 21, 2017||Direction|
|AMERICA Ep. 2 – Psychopatriot (winter guests)||Navember 17, 2016||Video/Film, Text, Direction|
|Simulacrum (winter guests)||October 13, 2016||Choreography, Text|
|Jingle Horse! (winter guests)||Navember 28, 2015||Script, Choreography|
|Jingle Horse! – en julespesial (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||Navember 28, 2015||Script, Direction, Choreography|
|Back To The Future (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||October 21, 2015||Staging, Choreography, Text, Costume design|
|Homecoming (winter guests)||October 23, 2014||Concept/Idea|
|Trippel dose dans* (Triple dose of dance) (winter guests)||March 6, 2014||Lighting design, Choreography|
|I FOKINS VERDEN - Petrusjka - Cugne - Daphnis et Chloé - Scheherazade - Ildfuglen (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||September 28, 2013||Other, Choreography, Staging|
|Coelacanth (winter guests)||May 23, 2013||Performer, Visual design, Direction, Script|
|Lilly & George (winter guests)||Navember 16, 2012||Video/Film, Text, Direction|
|Fiction (Carte Blanche)||May 31, 2012||Costume design, Choreography|
|Bird in Magic Rain with Tears (winter guests)||September 1, 2011||Video/Film, Script, Direction|
|Flawed (winter guests)||March 25, 2011||Performer, Text, Choreography|
|Avenida Corrientes (winter guests)||October 28, 2010||Video/Film, Text, Choreography, Direction|
|SEPTEMBERDANS 2010 (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||September 1, 2010||Choreography|
|The Winter Guests (winter guests)||May 3, 2010||Choreography|
|America (winter guests)||October 1, 2009||Video technician, Video/Film, Text, Direction|
|SEPTEMBERDANS 2009 (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)||September 1, 2009||Choreography|
|Sad Stories 6 & 8 (winter guests)||February 21, 2009||Script, Direction, Choreography|
|Before Long (Carte Blanche)||September 17, 2008||Costume design, Stage design, Text, Video/Film, Choreography|
|...and Carolyn (winter guests)||April 8, 2008||Lighting design, Choreography|
|Dobbelt Norsk* (Double Norwegian) (Carte Blanche)||February 28, 2008||Text, Choreography|
|What's not to love? (winter guests)||August 23, 2007||Stage design, Concept/Idea, Script, Direction, Choreography, Video/Film|
|gracerunners (karen foss quiet works)||March 29, 2007||Video/Film|
|In time and it will snow (Skånes Dansteaterwinter guests)||2007||Dancer, Writer, Choreography|
|Samson & Roberto (The National Stage)||September 23, 2006||Choreography|
|Autobiography of unevents (winter guests)||April 5, 2006||Choreography, Performer|
|europa woman (karen foss quiet works)||February 8, 2006||Performer|
|Screened Out (winter guests)||Navember 1, 2005||Sound design, Video/Film, Choreography|
|Excerpts of citation without context (winter guests)||Navember 12, 2004||Video/Film, Performer, Text, Choreography|
|I lie, I speak (Carte Blanche)||May 2004||Dancer|
|quiet red (karen foss quiet works)||April 29, 2004||Performer|
|Minus2/dans (Carte Blanche)||2004||Dancer|
|Ååhh! Tenk om julenissen hadde vært gogo-danser og kommunist... (Carte Blanche)||December 3, 2003||Dancer|
|The Little Vampire (Dansdesign)||July 4, 2001||Dancer|
|Løs i kjøttet ()||2001||Performer|
|Utidig innsyn (Nartmanstiftelsen)||October 13, 2000||Performer|
|The story of the man who was an island ()||Performer, Choreography, Video/Film, Text|
|Uten Filter (Carte Blanche)||Dancer|
|Timelaps||2015, Choreography, Dance||– Choreographer|