Norwegian choreographer Mia Habib’s ALL – a physical poem of protest investigates the protesting body, the human mass and its force through the meditative action of walking and running in circles. “The score is epic because it is open enough to respond to any occasion and resonate with human struggle, protest and its poetry throughout time.” ~Jeremy Wade
Photo Yaniv Cohen
Choreographed by Mia Habib
Co-Facilitated by Dance Artist Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson
Mia Habib is an Oslo-based dancer, performer and choreographer working at the intersection of performance, exhibitions, publications, lectures, teaching, mentoring and curating always guided by a choreographic logic. Her work is described to hold a culture critical perspective on body, identity, society and dance. She engages in labs and research with a variety of specialists including artists, scientists, political activists and others.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.
“For me, the nudity serves almost as a projection screen. The viewer can create an association with schools of fish or bird or animal flocks in one moment; and there are the hard collective images or memories we have from the Second World War. When you zoom out, the multiplicity of naked bodes has this ability to almost become abstract — as if it just becomes lines or moving shapes.”
Gia Kourlas talks to Mia Habib