Flawed

Flawed (2011) is a production by Winter Guests/Alan Lucien Øyen, reflecting the little things that are flawed in all of us: I am a Muslim, I am old, I am gay, I am a mother, I am a careerist, and so on. Everything we do is picked on as a personality flaw.

Information

(Objekt ID 11668)
Object type Production
Premiere March 25, 2011
Produced by winter guests
Coproducers BIT Teatergarasjen, Dansens Hus, La Comédie de Caen,
Audience Adults
Language English and French
Expressions Dance theatre, Multidisciplinary, Theatre, Video, Performance
Running period March 25, 2011  
Duration 90 minutes
Website Winter Guests

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes
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The production Flawed by Winter Guests/Alan Lucien Øyen uses self-loathing as a foundation, illuminating the spiteful, critical dialogue so common in the way we relate to one another. With dance, drag, violent texts and video in their arsenal, Alan Øyen and the former Batsheva dancer Léo Lérus throw themselves onto the battlefield for the scary brutality and unmasking subtleties of racism, sexism and the other isms, as well as the rage that lies in all of us.

Flawed is an expressive, aggressive type of performance for which the keywords are criticism and quarrels. The use of text is determining and controlled by dialogue – a bitter and uncomfortable comment, a textbook example of the ugly face of misanthropy.

Flawed had its world wide premiere in Dansens Hus March 25 2011. Special expectations awaited it as it was the first production for five years in which Alan Øyen himself took part as a dancer.

Flawed by Winter Guests/Alan Lucien Øyen was supported by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen, Norwegian Embassy Tel-Aviv and the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).

Source:

BIT Teatergarasjen, spring program 2011. 04.04.2011: http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no/article/383

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Andrew Wale – Text
Alan Lucien Øyen – Text
Alan Lucien Øyen – Choreography
Stine Sjøgren – Costume design
Gunnar Innvær – Sound design
Brynjar Vik – Sound design
Pia Virolainen – Lighting design
Léo Lérus – Performer
Alan Lucien Øyen – Performer
Martin Flack – Technical director
Brynjar Vik – Sound technician
Gunn Hernes – Producer
Performance dates
Navember 3, 2013 20:00 – White Hall
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December 14, 2012 19:30 – Teatterisali , ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform – Show
Navember 10, 2011 21:00 – Le Théâtre des Cordes , Festival Les Boréales – Show
Navember 9, 2011 21:00 – Le Théâtre des Cordes , Festival Les Boréales – Show
May 6, 2011 20:00 – Black Hall , New Baltic Dance – Show
April 8, 2011 19:00 – Logen – Show
April 7, 2011 19:00 – Logen – Show
April 6, 2011 19:00 – Logen – Show
April 1, 2011 19:00 – Hovedscenen, Dansens Hus – Show
March 31, 2011 19:00 – Hovedscenen, Dansens Hus – Show
March 26, 2011 19:00 – Hovedscenen, Dansens Hus – Show
March 26, 2011 19:00 – Hovedscenen, Dansens Hus – Show
March 25, 2011 19:00 – Hovedscenen, Dansens Hus – Worldwide premiere
Festivals (3)
ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform December 14, 2012
Festival Les Boréales Navember 9, 2011
New Baltic Dance May 6, 2011
Press coverage

Inger-Margrethe Lunde, 30.03.2011, Aftenposten [Oslo].Aftenposten 04.04.2011: http://oslopuls.aftenposten.no/kunst_scene/article521470.ece:
"Rarely such an ugly text becomes moving. Self-loathing, Anti-Semitism, racism, gay bashing, harassment and grotesque stories are here given a shape and an expression that capture. Alan Lucien Øyen is a star on the sky of Norwegian performing arts."