winter guests/ Alan Lucien Øyen

Story, story, die., 25. - 28. May 2019

Story, story, die.,
25. - 28. May 2019

Major new dance production from one of Norway’s leading stage artists

  • Duration90 min
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 25. May - 17:00
  • 26. May - 17:00
  • 27. May - 17:00
  • 28. May - 17:00

Through words and movements, Story, story, die. looks at the interdependency between lies and love: The things we do to be liked. It explores how we constantly re-arrange everyday life into stories in an attempt to craft a desirable narrative – how we "lie" about ourselves and “stage” reality for each other - as we meet in person or through social media. Relentlessly seeking approval – a fast and fading "conditional" love, dependent on success and happiness.

The culture of narcissism among the current “Me” generation is stronger than ever. But the happiness we aspire to is fleeting. It’s stasis. We’re neither happy, nor sad; sated but not satisfied:

“Please: Watch Me, Want Me, Hug Me, Hold Me, Hurt Me, Hate Me, Help Me, Hide Me, Stop Me, Try Me, Trust Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Catch Me, Keep Me, Remember Me, Call Me, Find Me, Fuck Me, Follow Me, Fake Me, Like Me, Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, Love Me...”

- et strålende stykke scenekunst - forunderlig og fantastisk


- fabelaktig scenekunst som både imponerer, berører og underholder. Ikke ett kjedelig minutt - mirakelet Alan Øyen


Background material


  • Choreography

    Alan Lucien Øyen

  • Dancers

    Olivia Ancona
    Zander Constant
    Mai Lisa Guinoo
    Pascal Marty
    Lee Yuan Tu
    Tom Weinberger
    Cheng An Wu

  • Scenography

    Martin Flack

  • Sound designer

    Terje Wessel Øverland og Gunnar Innvær

  • Stage master

    Danny Hones

  • Light designer

    Torkel Skjærven

  • Light master

    Chris Sanders

  • Costume designer

    Stine Sjøgren

  • Rehearsal director

    Stephan Laks

  • Project manager

    Lisa Reynolds

  • Production assistant

    Margrethe Nandrup Rylander

  • Costume design Assistant

    Caroline Evju

  • Foto Alan L. Øyen

    Mats Bäcker

  • Photo

    Martin Flack

World Premier: Dansens Hus, Oslo May 25th 2019
Dutch Premier: Julidans Festival, July 2nd and 3rd 2019
Other Performances: Tanz Im August August 29th, 30th, 31st
Language: English
Length: 90 minutes
Co-production: Dansens Hus, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballett, Julidans.
Funding: Arts Council Norway and with the support of Orsolina28.