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Performance by Milla Koistinen

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.

Symbolbild Menschen vor einer Bühne
Symbolbild Menschen vor einer Bühne © AHOJ!

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.

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Additional information
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.

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.


Media partners: taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin, ExBerliner and Rausgegangen.
Participating artists
Milla Koistinen (Konzept, Choreografie und Regie)
Raul Aranha, Simon Chatelain, Fanny Didelot, Milla Koistinen, Jin Lee, Elise Ludinard, Nitsan Margaliot, Angelo Petracca (Kreation und Aufführung (abwechselnd))
Grégoire Simon, Paul Valikoski (Musik)
Sandra E. Blatterer (Stoffobjekte)
Michele Piazzi (Bühnenbild, Lichtdesign, Adaption und Regie)
Synne Behrndt (Dramaturgie)
Jin Lee (Kostüm)
Jana Lüthje (Produktionsleitung)
Birke Van Maartens (Produktionsassistentin)
Radialsystem V
Radialsystem V
Radialsystem V