Mia Habib Productions

MISSING IN ACTION (M.I.A) – touring production


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Premiered 2005, New premier 2019 under CODA International dance festival.

The history of this solo has become a crucial part of the work itself. It has been performed in a variety of contexts: a church, a squat, the PKK guerillas in Iraq during the American invasion, Israel, Turkey, Madagascar and various stages in the Nordic countries. The solo also serves as a recurring material in Habib´s film ‘The Movie Concert’ commissioned for the opening of Dansens Hus, Oslo in 2008. Philosopher Boyan Manchev has used the solo in his lectures in Sophia and at the College of Philosophy in Paris. He also published a Bulgarian book analysing the solo in the context of the transforming body together with works by Xavier Le Roy, Gisèle Vienne and Benoït Lachambre.

This work from 2005 marked the beginning of Habib ́s artistic career and traces of the work are still seen in her projects today. This solo also became a door-opener internationally as it drew a lot of attention, from the large European dance houses to smaller groundbreaking festivals.

‘Missing In Action’ returned to Scenehuset where it was first made 14 years ago as a part of the CODA International Dance festival in 2019.

Duration: 50 min.

Read article on M.I.A by Deise Faria Nunes here

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