In the dark, grim Shadowland, Irish choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan takes us on a breathtaking broom flight to Blockula: witch hunts, sorcery and a fervour to wipe out the odd and unfitting. "Terra incognita" - the unknown land - is investigated and discovered. Inspired by Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and WB Yeats’ early poems rooted in the Irish legends, mysticism and occultism, a gut-wrenching witch hunt sets the scene.
Michael and his company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, has been called the most provocative and original dance company in the world. Their version of Le sacre du printemps (The Right of Spring) gained particular attention, staged in collaboration with English National Opera at The London Coliseum in 2009.
Creation by ALAN LUCIEN ØYEN
For Neverland, the Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen has been inspired by Peter Pan and by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream – Puck with parallels to Peter. A strong wish to never grow up. A play in and about reality in a dreamscape. Alan Lucien Øyen has been called “the most interesting up-and-coming artist in Norway” – emotional and touching. He runs his own company, Winter Guests, and has choreographed creations for Skånes Dansteater as well as for the Norwegian National Ballet. He has been awarded numerous international prizes for his work.