Magenta Haze

Magenta Haze

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. Magenta Haze is a sequel to the solo Breathe, an outdoor performance in the summer 2021 at Tanz im August Festival.

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

Premiere on the 27th October 2022 at Dance House Helsinki
Produced by Dance House Helsinki in the frame of SPARKS project. Co-produced by apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Szene Salzburg . Cooperation with Radialsystem
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


Photos (c) Dance House Helsinki, photo: Ilkka Saastamoinen, 2022