Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch

Creation by Alan Lucien Øyen · In coproduction with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris / Sadler’s Wells, London / Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo · Supported by Kunststiftung NRW · Direction / Choreography:
Alan Lucien Øyen · Set Design: Alex Eales · Costumes: Stine Sjøgren · Artistic Collaboration: Daniel Proietto / Andrew Wale · Sound Design: Gunnar Innvær · Light Design: Martin Flack · Rehearsal Direction: Daphnis Kokkinos · Assistant to Rehearsal Direction: Bénédicte Billiet · Costumes Assistence: Anna Lena Dresia · Duration 3h, one intermission

One of the two first comissions from Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch under the new direction of Adolphe Binder.


Mats Bäcker

Alan Lucien Øyen is an award winning Norwegian choreographer, director and playwright working across and between, dance, theater, text and film.Always in pursuit of a sincere and human expression, with a subtle cinematic style, Øyen‘s works are driven by his real interactions with people and places. Creating large-scale productions that highlight the most intimate moments, Øyen strives to mirror the simplicity, beauty and complexity of human experience.

Regina Advento, Pau Aran Gimeno, Emma Barrowman, Rainer Behr, Andrey Berezin, Çağdaş Ermis, Jonathan Fredrickson, Nayoung Kim, Douglas Letheren, Eddie Martinez, Nazareth Panadero, Helena Pikon, Julie Shanahan, Stephanie Troyak, Aida Vainieri, Tsai-Chin Yu

We have been working on memories-communication. How do we hold on and let it go; deal with the ever changing time. When is the time to go? How long are we waiting for / have been waiting for? How lost is the past to us? How do we capture dreams?
— Alan Lucien Øyen