Mia Habib Productions

who never stumbles/ got no place to fall (ext)


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with and by: Mia Habib / Rani Nair / Jassem Hindi / Jane Jin Kaisen.

We make music, pictures, dances, movies, costumes, objects, lights. mentor: Ong Keng Sen produced by: Republique, Copenhagen  co-production: CAMPO (Ghent) (in collaboration with STUK, Leuven), Baltic Circle (Helsinki), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Forum Freies Theater (Düsseldorf), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), SPIELART (München) (in local collaboration with Münchner Kammerspiele) in residency: Republique, Copenhagen

Premiered at Republique, Copenhagen 2011

Sound sources include:

Field recording from a thunderstorm in Oregon, royal air force radio, ship creaks from Denmark, wind from Iceland and Scotland, a poem for Kali; goddess of time and change, sound excerpt from Nuremberg documentary trials by C. Svilov 1947, Breton folk mourning song, tawny owls, ravens, secret conversation between Serb children from a refugee camp in the north of Norway, interviews made by and with the artists, a Japanese straight couple having sex on a hotel balcony, Kurt Weill & Brecht’s Die Dreigroschenoper; banned in Germany in the 30’s, wooden ship, demonstration against racism the day after the Swedish national election in 2010, social demonstrations in France, Spain and the Netherlands, vinyl scratches, whistles from the audience, Til Ungdommen; by the Norwegian poet Nordahl Grieg written, 1936. Set to music by the Danish composer Otto Mortensen, 1956.

Videos sources include:

Utøya Island in Norway in the aftermath of 22nd of July 2011, Nature images of massacre sites on Jeju Island in South Korea 2011, Shaman mask dance from Jeju Island, The former Nazi Party headquarters at Königsplatz in Munich 2011, Monument to the White Rose resistance group at the Ludwig Mazimilian University of Munich in 2011, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt’s Silent Apology before the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising on December 7 1970, Vietnam War archive film from the United States National Archives, massacre sites from the 1948 Yeusu-Suncheon Rebellion in Korea, Satyajit Ray’s ghost dance from Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne 1968, Iraq War footage filmed by the U.S. military in 2009, a man standing alone to blocking a line of tanks on Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, mass protests on Tahrir square in Egypt 2011, Danish police forcibly evicting Iraqi refugees from the Brorson Church, Copenhagen in August 2009, Commemoration of the Utøya victims in Oslo in 2011, the site of the car bomb explosion in Oslo within the executive Government Quarter of Norway on 22nd of July 2011, Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, October 2011, protests against the Gangjeong Naval Base on Jeju Island 2008-2011,


Connect Connect, A laboratory of the contemporary in art with Alain Platel, René Pollesch, Philippe Quesnes and Ong Ken Seng. 4 new productions were promoted and supervised by the mentors.

CONNECT CONNECT is an initiative of the SPIELART Munich Theater Festival to support artists in the theater and performance field. Its goal is open up a new realm of experience and development for artists in a special “CONNECT CONNECT” setting. In addition, the artists will have access to the knowledge of international theatermakers, who will be their mentors and coaches.

The artists proposed by the mentors:
Artists proposed by Ong Ken Seng – Produced at Republique, Copenhagen: Rani Nair and Mia Habib (choreographers/dancers).
Artists proposed by Alain Platel – Produced at CAMPO, Ghent: Jakob Ampe (speech therapist) and Pete Ampe (Choreographer, performer).
Artists proposed by René Pollesch: Helene Hegemann (author, Berlin) and Kathrin Krottenthaler (camera, video).
Artists proposed by Philippe Quesne – Produced at vivarium studio/menagerie des verres, Paris: Gaelle Hippolyte and Lina Hentgen (Visual artists)


Jassem Hindi
Born in 81 in Saudi Arabia. Living in Paris – working in the fields of sound, performance and temporary objects / installations. His works in the performative field concern research around the public displays of violence, intimacy and differentiation, mainly with the We Insist Project. Regular collaborations with choreographers, performers and visual artists, both as a musician and as a maker. He is, among others, collaborating with Keith Hennessy, Sebastian Mattias, Rani Nair, Mia Habib, Jane Kin Kaisen. Recent activity, collaborators and program: hindij.blogspot.com/

Jane Jin Kaisen
Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist working in a project-based manner within the mediums of film, video installation, performance and text. From a transnational feminist and postcolonial perspective, she is interested in the re-writing of history and official narratives in order to suggest new genealogies and readings. She holds an MA in Art Theory and Communication from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from University of California Los Angeles, and participated in The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
Jane Jin presented her work in various contexts in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada, and South America. Her solo exhibition “Dissident Translations” is currently on view at Aarhus Art Building in Denmark and her work “Reiterations of Dissent”, which won the Montana ENTERPRIZE 2011 is on view at the triennial talent exhibition ENTER II at Kunsthallen Brandts.
Besides her individual art practice, Jane Jin Kaisen is part of the artist unit itinerant_sends_for itinerant with artist Guston Sondin-Kung, co-founder of UFOlab (unidentified object LABoratory), co-founder of Chamber of Public Secrets, curator of week 6 of the 10th Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing 2009. Her latest residency was a four months artist residency at Townhouse Gallery in Cairo.

Rani Nair
is working with dance and choreography exploring ideas of post-colonial conflicts and social bindings. One of her main project has been the nomadic project WE INSIST with which she crossed many borders and travelled the in between, dancing in Moroco, building mirror installations on the border of Mexico and the US and performing at the House of Dance in Oslo. Her current project explores her inheritance of the last dance of Kurt Jooss created for the Indian dancer Lilavati in the 70s as a second order performance.
She is in the editorial team of FUL an awarded queer art magazine in Sweden, on the board of W.I.S.P. (Women in Swedish Performing arts) and a founding member of Rörelsen – koreografer i Skåne a co-operative of choreographers in Malmö Sweden. Since 2008 she’s been a collaborator with the artist drive