“Maybe it ends in silence. A silence beyond silence. The silence felt when you are so far into the mountains at night that the only sound to hear is your heartbeat.” Mia Habib

How to Die – Inopiné

German premiere | Mia Habib (Oslo)  

07 – 08 Oct 2022Dance / performance

In the middle of the stage stands a construction made of the most diverse materials: From wood to fabric, it’s all there. Concentrated and calm, the dancers take it apart piece by piece. How to die - Inopiné is a journey through deconstruction and reconstruction, with materials and with bodies. Mia Habib explores themes of ecological grief and a sense of collapse. The first part of the performance depicts an ever-changing process, sometimes conscious and sometimes unexpected, and a constantly changing space on the stage. Mia Habib shows paths of resilience and invites the audience to a second part outside ensemble around fire bowls. Following her performance Missing in Action at this year's Potsdamer Tanztage, Mia Habib explores our collective insecurities with the same intensity.

The piece premiered at Umeå Opera House in 2020 and is now being seen outside Norway and Sweden for the first time. Mia Habib and How to die – Inopiné has been nominated for the Hedda Award for the best dance performance in Norway in 2020-22, alongside four other outstanding dance artists and performances.

On Sep 7: talk with the artists

As part of the artistic process, was also turned into a book. Choreographer Mia Habib and publisher Ashkan Sepahband presented the book together with Berlin-based printer Archive Books at Bibliotek in August (Tanz im August festival). The book is available under: www.archivebooks.org/how-to-die-inopine/

Mia Haugland Habib (1980, Houston) is an Oslo-based dancer, performer and choreographer working at the intersection of performance, exhibitions, publications, lectures, teaching, mentoring and curating. Habib holds a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and choreography training from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Mia Habib founded Mia Habib Productions in 2004 and is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.


Price info Ticket

Price group D: 16 € / red. 8 €
Evening box office: + 1 €
Tanzherbst-Abo: 28 € / Three performances




Konzept, Choreografie, Tanz: Mia Habib
Dramaturgie und Forschung: Namik Mackic
Künstlerische Beratung: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Tanz: Harald Beharie, Charlott Utzig, Jean Baptiste Baele, Nina Wollny
Sound: Jassem Hindi
Licht: Ingeborg Olerud
Kostüm: Ali Hazara
Forschung: Marie Kraft, Ashkan Sepahvand
Kostümassistenz: Christina Lindgren
Bühnenbildassistenz: Trond Solberg
Produktionsmanagement: Elisabeth Gmeiner
Produktion und internationales Management: Siri Leonardsen
Vorproduktion: Kira Senkpiel & Grethe Henden
Fotos: Tale Hendnes
In Kooperation mit Norrlandsoperan Umeå
Mit Unterstützung von Arts Council Norway
Koproduktion: Black Box Theatre/Oslo International Theatre Festival, Dance House Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Rosendal Teater and DansiT Trondheim
Dauer: ca. 150 Minuten inkl. Pause