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Recording: 2016-06-17 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Milla Koistinen

Cut and Run

Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

One of the early works of Stanley Kubrick is a 1956 film noir The Killing. It tells a story about a well-planned heist at the racetrack, which in the end fails. The witty dialogue, the black and white images and the film noir -characteristics are used as inspiration for the solo work “Cut and Run”.

The dramaturgy of the piece uses the form of the fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach (fugere; to flee, fugare; to chase) as its structure. The piece contains four voices; movement, music, text and light, which correspond to the voices of the fugue.

“Cut and Run” is a performance about failed attempts to execute a plan.

Cast & Credits

Concept, performance: Milla Koistinen
Light design, assistant: Gaëtan Brun-Picard
Light design assistant: Lucie Calise
Sounddesign: Paul Valikoski
Music: Jochen Work, Paul Valikoski, Johann Sebastian Bach
Dramaturgy, Text: Milla Koistinen, Salka Gudmundsdóttir
Voices: Paul Valikoski, Salka Gudmundsdóttir, Justin Caulley, Daniella Strasfogel
Production management: Jana Lüthje
A production by Milla Koistinen in cooperation with Mad House Helsinki and the Ballhaus Ost.
Funded by the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur, Nordic Culture Point and Tanz Atelier Reykjavik.

Ballhaus Ost

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Milla Koistinen / Trailers and Video Documentations

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