Milla Koistinen (FI)

Magenta Haze

Saturday 17 February At 18:30 – 19:30
Saturday 17 February At 20:30 – 21:30
Dansens Hus

With «Magenta Haze», Milla Koistinen continues her exploration of crowd behaviour, the individual within the collective, communal joy and ecstasy. The audience is invited to observe the intrinsic choreography arising from the performers’ play with large brightly coloured objects. Inspired by the idea that ecstasy is a state where we are taken outside of ourselves and transcend to an ‘elsewhere’ place, «Magenta Haze» invites the spectator to observe a choreography of subtle tipping points between distance and closeness, togetherness, and estrangement; fragility and strength; group and individual.

Artist / Company Bio

Berlin/Helsinki based Finnish choreographer Milla Koistinen studied at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and obtained an MA in choreography from the HZT Berlin. She tours her works internationally and teaches in various contexts. Her creations have been performed in Radialsystem, Tanzhaus NRW, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Szene Salzburg, Dance House Helsinki and Dampfzentrale Bern. In 2020-2024 Milla Koistinen’s work is supported by apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

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  • Concept, choreography and direction

    Milla Koistinen
  • Creation and performance (alternating)

    Raul Aranha, Simon Chatelain, Fanny Didelot, Milla Koistinen, Jin Lee, Elise Ludinard, Nitsan Margaliot, Angelo Petracca
  • Music

    Grégoire Simon and Paul Valikoski
  • Fabric objects

    Sandra E. Blatterer
  • Set / light design adaptation and stage direction

    Michele Piazzi
  • Dramaturgy

    Synne Behrndt
  • Costume

    Jin Lee
  • Production manager

    Jana Lüthje
  • Production assistant

    Birke Van Maartens
  • Produced by

    Dance House Helsinki in the frame of SPARKS project. Co-produced by Szene Salzburg and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Cooperation with Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik.
  • Supporters

    Supported by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation and TelepART Mobility Support.
  • Premiere date and place

    27.10.2022 Dance House Helsinki, Finland.
  • Duration (minutes)

    60 +/-
  • Target group

    All ages