winter guests / Alan Lucien Øyen
The American Moth
stalls / stalls box / I circle box € 50
II and III circle box € 40
Direction and Choreography
Alan Lucien Øyen
Music performed by
Set & light design
Musical director and conductor
Senior project manager
The text and choreography is developed collaboration with the performers.
Co-production The Kennedy Center for Peforming Arts, Washington D.C. / The National Theatre and Concert Hall, Taipei / The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo / The Bergen International Festival, Bergen / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Supported by Arts Council Norway, Fond For Lyd og Bilde
What’s loved and what is lost?
The American Moth, an international co-production by Alan Lucien Øyen and his company Winter Guests, is a hybrid, multi-medial performance combining dance, theatre in multiple languages and cinematic live video.
Featuring an extraordinary cast, including the legendary Liv Ullmann, The American Moth is a poetic exploration of the sympathies and resentments at play in inter-generational relationships – what’s loved and what’s lost, experience, memory, time. But leaping between hearts from old to young and back again, love is never alone, fear leaps alongside it. Undeniably influenced by the ongoing global pandemic, The American Moth reveals a series of personal stories in a stripped-down, confessional format. Amid the lies and labours of an increasingly confused world, an ancient demon grows stronger. A shared anxiety, while causing us to huddle together, threatens to tear us apart.
With The American Moth – looking both backwards and forwards in time – Alan Lucien Øyen and a cast of truly extraordinary performers, will attempt to reconnect with the wisdom that the modern world is rapidly losing.
With the patronage of