Feminist Futures Festival 2022

Milla Koistinen (FIN)

Magenta Haze

  • SZENE Salzburg
©Dance House Helsinki, Ilkka Saastamoinen
©Dance House Helsinki, Ilkka Saastamoinen

In the new creation of Milla Koistinen audiences are invited to be in the space and observe the intrinsic choreography arising from the performers’ play with large brightly coloured objects. Created by visual artist Sandra E.Blatterer, the air-filled objects take on different shapes, meanings and associations as the performers explore their materiality, tactility and aural qualities.

With Magenta Haze Koistinen continues her exploration of crowd behavior, the individual within the collective, communal joy and ecstasy. 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.

Berlin-based Finnish choreographer Milla Koistinen creates both group and solo pieces that centre around human relationships and the interplay between the individual and the collective. She studied at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and obtained an MA in Choreography from the HZT Berlin. Her works have been presented at tanzhaus nrw, Mad House Helsinki, Barker-theatre Turku, ARGEKultur Salzburg, Szene Salzburg, Fabriktheater Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Ballhaus Ost, radialsystem and Uferstudios Berlin. From 2020-2024, Koistinen is supported by apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

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

Space and light: Sandra E. Blatterer

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 pro.
Co-produced by SZENE Salzburg and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
In cooperation with Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

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