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Video streamed event and on demand: The American Moth

Watch online on www.fib.noBergen International FestivalRecorded at Grieg Hall (Grieghallen), Bergen, Norway
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Wednesday 26 May 202118:45
On demand from Wednesday 26 May 2021 18:45Festival: Bergen International Festival
The American MothMusic: Various
Choreography: Alan Lucien Øyen
Norwegian National Ballet
Alan Lucien ØyenDirector
Martin FlackSet Designer, Lighting Designer

What’s loved and what is lost? The 2021 Bergen International Festival opens with an international co-production by Alan Lucien Øyen and his company winter guests.

The American Moth 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.

Using state-of-the-art film cameras with cinematic lenses, director and choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen and his company winter guests push the envelope on live-video in a theatrical context, bringing the audience up-close and intimate and presenting cinematic intensity on stage.

The American Moth will open the 2021 Bergen International Festival before presenting at both National Theatre and Concert Hall, Taipei and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Along with the live performance, an immersive, cinematic recorded version will be created for digital touring when travel is not possible.

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