Maybe it ends in silence. Like the silence beyond silence. The silence when you are so far into the mountains at night that the only sound is your heartbeat. Or maybe it ends together, around a bonfire singing. Or maybe it never ends. What would this be with no ending? A process. A performance.
Inopiné. We are on performance time, there is no starting over. The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy brings in the word inopiné [unexpected, sudden], which means that which we don’t have an opinion or judgement, that which we haven’t yet imagined.
How to die – Inopiné is a transdisciplinary investigation, developed between Umeå and Oslo, about ecological grief, cultural panic, and a feeling of collapse. The collective of dancers, and scientists, have interviewed, discussed with and given workshops on these three thematics.
Dancer and choreographer Mia Haugland Habib was born in Houston, 1980. She makes work that speaks to the major concerns of our time. She engages a broad audience and local communities across social, political, and artistic spheres and in private, domestic, and public spaces.