..dance of Shulamite..

DRAMATURGE • One performer, a light sculpture and seven robot speakers  •
OSLO, NORWAY • 14th OF SEP. 2012

"..why should you gaze on the dance of Shulamite as on the dance of two armies?.." is an ensemble performance for multiple robots and one dancer. The show looks at the grotesque body imagery in Shir ha-Shirim (from Song of Solomon) and contemporary definitions of beauty in an extended media reality.A female dancer in the company of an interactive, robot-sculpture ensemble creates extended movements and sonic close-ups of the dancers’ body. With its human and hyper-human actors this performance comes into existence on those blurred boundaries that seem to separate body and image, man and machine, the inner and outer, the beauty and the grotesque. Questions of how the desirable body is presented as well as how we relate to the tabooed body and its awkwardness is confronted here in a generous, auditive and visual composition. What are our ideas of body and beauty and how do these ideas change, shape and filter? Where does the grotesque-, the trans-generative-, the edited- and the inorganic body meet?


14th-15th of sep, "Ultima - Contemporary Music Festival" at Blackbox Theatre, Oslo NO.
28th of apr, at Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund NO.
30th of apr, "nyMusikk Stavanger" at Tou Scene, Stavanger NO.
2nd of may, "nyMusikk Bergen" at Østre, Bergen NO.


Performance, choreography & concept: Mia Habib
Composition & concept: Timo Kreuser
Sound director: Wilm Thoben
Light designer: Ingeborg S. Olerud
Dramaturgy: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen
Executive producer: Martin Døving
Documentation: Hannah Doer
Luminious sculpture: FELD studio for digital crafts
Produced by: Mia Habib Productions
Co-produced by: Black Box Teater, The Trackworkers, NOTAM, Elektronisches Studio TU Berlin, FG Audiokommunikation, PNEK
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, AHAB SHIPPING CO.productions
In residency: Dansarena NORD, Black Box Teater
Premiere: Ultima - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival