Still Life, 23. - 26. May

Still Life,
23. - 26. May

Extraordinary and mundane.

  • Duration70 min
  • Price360
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

Most people can share Alan Lucien Øyen’s concern about our troubling digital age. Hence it is perhaps not so strange that he has taken an analogue approach to his new production Still Life. Visually, painted landscapes are striking scenic elements. The human voice is given an analogue focus through the contribution of local choirs at each performance venue. Lyrics create a bridge between the physical and the verbal, the external and the internal, the extraordinary and the mundane.

The two dancers, Daniel Proietto and Mirai Moriyama, are at the centre of the production. Both are remarkable performers who have moved a long way from their starting point of contemporary dance, in the quest for new physical expression. Moriyama is a Japanese dancer, actor and film star with a string of films and TV series behind him. Proietto is an experienced dancer who has been with winter guests for many years, and amongst other studied traditional, Japanese dance at the prestigious Fujima Dance School. 

Background material


  • Direction / Choreography

    Alan Lucien Øyen

  • Dancers

    Daniel Proietto
    Mirai Moriyama

  • Choir

    Anita Høyvik (soprano)
    Jean Christine Cena (soprano)
    Romana Suitner (soprano)
    Ida Jahr (soprano/tenor)
    Kirsti Svenning (alto)
    Kristine Laundal (alto)
    Jochen Schmidt von Wühlisch (tenor)
    Peter Smogeli Leite (tenor)
    Sondre Østensen-Landvik (bass)
    Yevhen Vasylkovych (bass)

  • Set and costume design

    Aida Vaineri
    Alan Lucien Øyen

  • Assistant Scenographer

    Ayana Ishihara

  • Composer

    Henrik Skram

  • Sounddesign

    Mathias Grønsdahl

  • LIghtdesign

    Martin Flack

  • Producer / Tour Manager

    Isaie Richard

  • Photo

    Ryo Noda

Stage smoke is used in this performance.

Touring agent: Menno Pukker Theatre Agent, INC (assisted by Magdalena Marszalek and Isaie Richard)
Co-producers: La Biennale di Venezia, Julidans/ITA - Amsterdam, Dansens Hus Oslo, Rum för Dans 
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, AiRK - KOBE , The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

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