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Recording: 2019-08-30 , Tanz im August | HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Alan Lucien Øyen / winter guests

Story, story, die.

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

The new choreography by Alan Lucien Øyen “Story, story, die.” looks at the relationship 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.

The Norwegian choreographer, director and dramatist Alan Lucien Øyen founded the company winter guests in 2006, a multidisciplinary group that brings together actors, dancers, authors, stage designers and technicians, and shows English-language pieces around the world. Whether theatre, dance or film, Øyen’s works are highly emotional and dramatic. His choreographic language is complex and technically challenging. Alan Lucien Øyen has received various awards both for his theatre productions and his choreographies. In 2018 he was invited to Tanz im August with his creation “Bon Voyage, Bob” for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

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TFB Nr. 1360

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Alan Lucien Øyen
With: Olivia Ancona, Zander Constant, Mai Lisa Guinoo, Pascal Marty, Lee Yuan Tu, Tom Weinberger, Cheng An Wu
Rehearsal Director: Stephan Laks
Lighting Design: Torkel Skjerven
Sound Design: Terje Wessel Øverland, Gunnar Innvær
Scenography: Martin Flack
Costume Design: Stine Sjøgren
Project Management: Lisa Reynolds
Production Assistance: Margrethe Nandrup Rylander
Technical manager: Silje Grimstad
Stage manager: Danny Hones
Lighting operator: Chris Sanders

Coproduction: Dansens Hus, Julidans Festival Amsterdam, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballett
Funded by: Arts Council Norway
Supported by: Orsolina28
With the support of Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Fond For Utøvende Kunstnere (FFUK).

Tanz im August 2019
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Isa Köhler
Producer: Anja Lindner, Marie Schmieder (on parental leave)
Project Management: Simone Graf
Assistant to Artistic Director & Production Assistant: Alina Sophie Scheyrer-Lauer
Production: Florian Greß, Ben Mohai, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Katharina Rost, Lovisa Sohls Söderberg, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director: Ruprecht Lademann, Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

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10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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