Story, story, die.

Alan Lucien Øyen / winter guests

A floor, a door, four folding chairs, one megaphone, seven performers. The Norwegian choreographer, writer and director Alan Lucien Øyen proves you don’t need much to tell an engaging story. Or, in this case, multiple stories, and quite a few deaths, including one involving a hungry caterpillar-turned-rainbow-butterfly. The setting is reminiscent of an amateur drama […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reviews on July 5, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
Kind

Gabriella Carrizo & Franck Chartier / Peeping Tom

We are on the outskirts of an anything but pleasant forest. On the right side of the stage a last tree-line defends its secrets, while on the left we see a bare cliff of white rocks. A liminal space, an in-between. In it, Eurudike De Beul plays a child. This woman, a short, fifty-something opera […]

By Jordi Ribot Thunnissen Posted in Reviews on July 4, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
Redo

Shailesh Bahoran / Illusionary Rockaz Company

The solo Redo has won breakdancer Redouan Ait Chitt a nomination for the 2019 VSCD Swan award for best performance in dance. The piece was created by choreographer Shailesh Bahoran and Ait Chitt after the former won the 2017 Dutch Dance Festival Prize, an incentive prize for choreographers. Bahoran is a well-known name within the dance […]

By Marcelle Schots Posted in Reviews on July 4, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
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Amos Ben-Tal / OFFprojects

Basing a whole performance around the concept of time is a pretty ballsy move. The last thing you want the audience to think about during said performance is how much time has passed, or what time it is. But, when it’s done well, it can be magnificent. Take, for example, the first piece choreographer Amos […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reviews on July 4, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
They all have radically different movement histories

Interview with Alan Lucien Øyen

Growing up on the West coast of Norway, Alan Lucien Øyen watched lots of plays, dance performances and children’s theatre. He was raised in the local theatre where his father was a dresser. From the moment he began training as a dancer, he started creating his own pieces. Since those early days, Alan Lucien Øyen […]

By Marcelle Schots Posted in Interviews on July 4, 2019 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Movement Exposed / Critical Space

Movement Exposed Critical Space is a new website dedicated to ‘language-no-problem’-shows that stem from or pass by the performing arts field in The Netherlands. It is aimed at non-Dutch-speaking audiences, the international performance and dance communities, and stage professionals worldwide who take a special interest in touring companies. Currently the platform is running a pilot dedicated to […]

By Editors Posted in Uncategorized on June 13, 2019 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading

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