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In Milla Koistinen’s new production “Magenta Haze”, the performers engage in play with large, colourful objects, yielding a choreography of subtle tipping points between distance and proximity, solidarity and alienation, fragility and strength, and the individual and the group. Created by visual artist Sandra E. Blatterer, the inflated objects take on different forms, meanings, and associations as the performers explore their materiality, haptics, and sonic qualities. “Magenta Haze” is presented as part of the collaboration :LOVE: between Tanzfabrik and Radialsystem presented in Radialsystem’s spaces. The initiative “Radialsystem ♥ Tanzfabrik” fosters cooperation between the two institutions specifically to improve the conditions of presentation by dancemakers.
With “Magenta Haze”, premiered at Dance House Helsinki on 27 October 2022, Koistinen explores group dynamics and individual behaviour within a collective, as well as communal ecstasy and collective joy. Inspired by the idea that ecstasy is a state in which we step out of ourselves and move to a “different” place, Koistinen invites the audience to move around the space and observe the choreography.
After studying at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and obtaining an MA in Choreography from the HZT in Berlin, Finnish choreographer Milla Koistinen worked a.o. with artists like Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst, Cie Heddy Maalem and Christine Gaigg. A recipient of the danceWEB scholarship from ImPulsTanz, Vienna, she tours her works internationally and teaches in various contexts, such as for Iceland Academy of the Arts, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), HZT Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Her works have been presented at tanzhaus nrw, Szene Salzburg, Fabriktheater Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Radialsystem, Tanz Im August and Uferstudios. 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.
Sandra E. Blatterer lives in Berlin, works throughout Europe.In her artistic praxis she connects a range of different methods from draft sketches to video mapping, installations and above all performances in context. Her multi-level works take their lead from different genres of media studies, music, photography, graphic design and interior architecture in order to extend the parameters of performance art.
Raul Aranha was born in India and is now based in Europe. He started with breakdance growing up and moved on to study contemporary dance for two years in Bangalore, India before arriving to Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and graduating with a diploma in 2022. His interests lie in the mechanics of multiples things from the human body to music to cooking.
Simon Chatelain is a French performer based in Berlin. He graduated in dance performance at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in 2022. Before becoming a dancer Chatelain studied circus and theatre for six years in a professional school in France.
Fanny Didelot started dancing in Rennes conservatory while studying music. In 2011, after obtaining the diploma of dance department, she moved to Lille to pursue her training at the CCN Carolyn Carlson’s school for two years where she was attending the company classes and worked with choreographers such as Bertrand d’At and Nina Dipla. Since 2013 she followed the performance undergraduate program in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Currently she is working with Christian Rizzo and Eric Minh Cuong Castaing.
Jin Lee was born in South Korea and works as a dancer and a choreographer. She received a diploma in dance from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and a Bachelor of Dance from Dongduck Women’s University. She has worked among others with Julyen Hamilton, Ceren Oran, Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Jasmine Ellis, Georges Maikel, Ingri Fiksdal, Heidi Weiss and Rotem Weissmann.
Elise Ludinard was born in Brussels and graduated in 2018 from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Ludinard joined the bodhi project company and worked among others with Lisi Estaras, Jose Agudo, Francesco Scavetta and Guy Nader and Maria Campos. Currently she dances with Himherandit Company, Marinette Dozeville, Milla Koistinen and collaborates with artist Rudyard Schmidt. She also performs and facilitates workshops regularly with the HOEK Collective.
Nitsan Margaliot is an Israeli Berlin-based choreographer, dancer and curator entangled with queer archives, fabulation, and impossible encounters. He danced in the Batsheva Ensemble and Vertigo Dance Company. He has worked with choreographers such as Laurent Chétouane, Maud Le Pladec, Kat Válastur, Aoife McAtamney, Moritz Majce, and Anne Collod. Nitsan holds an MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been presented in festivals and venues in Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, and the U.S.
Angelo Petracca is an Italian Berlin based dancer-choreographer. He performed for Dino Verga, Antonello Tudisco, Fabrizio Favale, Matan Zamir, Leonard Engels, Milla Koistinen, Arno Schuitemaker, Ben J.Riepe, Przemek Kaminski. Petracca won DNAppuntiCoreografici and was selected for Vetrina AnticorpiXL and NAOcrea. He created a Performance Project for Tanzfabrik and teaches regular classes at Marameo and Tanzfabrik. In 2022 he is a recipient of the DaKu Fonds for Research.
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Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography & direction: Milla Koistinen
Creation & Performance (alternating): Raul Aranha, Simon Chatelain, Fanny Didelot, Milla Koistinen, Jin Lee, Elise Ludinard, Nitsan Margaliot, Angelo Petracca
Music: Grégoire Simon & Paul Valikoski
Fabric objects: Sandra E. Blatterer
Stage design, lighting design, adaptation & direction: Michele Piazzi
Dramaturgy: Synne Behrndt
Costumes: Jin Lee
Production Manager: Jana Lüthje
Production Assistant: Birke Van Maartens
Produced by Dance House Helsinki as part of the SPARKS project. Co-produced by Szene Salzburg and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. In collaboration with Tanzfabrik Berlin and Radialsystem.
Supported by NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production fund for dance funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation and TelepART Mobility Support.
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The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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)