Mia Habib shows the plurality of the body and identity.

Missing in Action

Mia Habib (Oslo)  

20 – 21 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Dance / performance

Dark clothes, white space – Mia Habib stands motionless in a corner. Suddenly, movement strikes her like a bolt of lightning, forcing her to the floor and leaving her again. This captivating and at the same time obsessive solo develops in the rhythm of the dancer's inner journey and demons. The story of this piece is a crucial part of the work itself. It has been performed in a church, in a squat, in front of PKK fighters in Iraq, in Israel, in Turkey, in Madagascar… Missing in Action juxtaposes the images of the body as terrorist-stranger-oppressed to point at the human face of fear. Poignantly, Mia Habib also shows the plurality of the body and identity, which are far more than the sum of the ideas and images they are meant to represent. Premiered in 2005, the solo marked the beginning of Mia Habib's career and has been the subject of several lectures and publications.

After the show on Sat 21 May: Audience discussion


Price info Ticket

Double ticket with La Nuit, nos Autres: PRICE GROUP C

Advance booking: 16 € / reduced 8 €
Box office: 17 € / reduced 8 €

Advance booking: 20 € / reduced 9 €
Box office: 21 € / reduced 9 €

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Choreography: Mia Habib
Costume: Mia Habib
Lighting: Inger Johanne Byhring
Photos: Petter Goldstine & Hans Petter Elisassen
Choreographic consultant: Ingunn Rimestad
Producer & international sales: Siri Leonardsen
Production: Dansens Hus (2005)
Revival: Mia Habib Productions (2005) with support from Arts Council Norway
New production: MHP (2019) with support from Arts Council Norway
Many thanks to the T-Werk
Duration: approx. 50 minutes