We Never Like Talking About The End (2006)

“‘We Never Like Talking About the End’ is a profoundly spiritual and involving piece of dance-theater.”
– Mary Murfin Bayley, The Seattle Times

We Never Like Talking About The End blends dance, live music and reenactments of far-flung texts, including a scene from John Cassavetes’ Opening Night and a spiritualist’s conversation with the soul of a 19th century sailor. The piece is interspersed with video interviews Hanson conducted with individuals who have lived through the near-death experience.

Hanson assembled a three-piece band for We Never Like Talking About The End at On the Boards; the band, Today!, stayed together for six years, recording one album and scoring two more pieces, two short films and Hanson’s feature film, Improvement Club.

Production Credits


We Never Like Talking About The End (2006)

with Maggie Brown, Ezra Dickinson, Dayna Hanson, Wade Madsen, Marissa Niederhauser and Dave Proscia.

Choreographer/Director: Dayna Hanson
Light Designer: Dave Proscia
Original Music: Today! (Maggie Brown, Dayna Hanson and Dave Proscia)
Videography: Benjamin Kasulke
Production Coordinator: Annika Keller

We Never Like Talking About The End was created with support from MAP Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture, On the Boards and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

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