October 13 –15

winter guests — Simulacrum

On identity and transformation – a journey through time and space

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Intro

Simulacrum is a meeting between award-winning Argentinian dancer Daniel Proietto and 77-year-old Japanese flamenco legend Shōji Kōjima. By weaving dance together with theatre, and Japanese kabuki with Spanish flamenco, resident choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen and his company winter guests tell a story of cultures, identity and the cycle of life.

Kabuki is traditional form of Japanese theatre with strong links to Japanese identity and fundamental classical role models. So what happens when an Argentinian dancer steps into such a role? And what happened when Japanese Kōjima turned up in Spain early in the 1960s and asked for permission to dance the flamenco?

But despite the flamenco and kabuki, the performance constitutes an intimate meeting in which old Japanese master Shōji Kōjima takes Argentinian Daniel Proietto on a journey – with stunning, changing scenography, virtuosic dance and moving portrayals of human destiny.

In this performance, Daniel Proietto dances kabuki ¬¬– a highly tradition-bound performance style that is hardly ever taught outside so-called kabuki families, and never to westerners. Soke Kanjuro Fujima is the greatest kabuki choreographer alive today. He has created a piece for this performance – including both text and dance.

Choreography/text: Alan Lucien Øyen
Text/artist: Andrew Wale
Choreography: Soke Kanjuro Fujima
Dancers: Shōji Kōjima, Daniel Proietto
Set design: Åsmund Færavaag, Andy Cavatorta
Lighting design: Martin Flack
Sound design: Gunnar Innvær

    Alan Lucien Øyen er vår huskoreograf og har skapt en rekke balletter for Nasjonalballetten, sist Timelapse i forestillingen Back to the Future og Jingle Horse! – en julespesial.
    Øyen er utdannet ballettdanser, og danset i Carte Blanche og Amanda Millers kompani Pretty Ugly Dance Company i Köln før han tok til å skrive, koreografere og iscenesette egne verk. I 2006 etablerte han også sitt eget kompani, winter guests. Så langt har Øyen skapt mer enn 20 sceneverk, inkludert 10 bestillingsverk for ballett- og dansekompanier i inn- og utland. Han har vunnet en rekke priser, blant annet Heddaprisen og flere internasjonale koreografipriser, og i 2011 ble han av Bergen kommune utpekt til Årets kunstner.

    Simulacrum

    Musikk: 
    Vi bruker musikken til Chiemi Eri to steder i forestillingen: Shinonome-Bushi og Otemo-Yan.
    Kabuki-musikken i akt 2 er laget av Kanjuro Fujima spesielt for denne forestillingen og denne koreografien.
    Flamenco-musikken er spilt inn spesielt for forestillingen av Bettina Flater.

    Dates

    Completed

    • Scene
      :
      Second House
    • Price
      :
      100 - 300 NOK
    • /
      1 intermission

    October 2016

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