My technique, improvisation and movement research classes focus on exercises and methods I use in diverse ways in my work as a choreographer, performer and teacher. The exercises are designed to evoke precision, clarity, energy, presence and dynamics. Through listening and observing the body the participants practice to move in an alert and articulated way. The variety in given material and improvisations prepare the body to adapt and connect information quickly. In this workshop we work with tools and movement principles, which enable detailed, effortless, energetic and inventive ways of moving.
Repetition, pedestrian elements, gestures, stillness and movement, order and chaos, shifting from real to imagined space, recognizable and everyday to the strange and poetic are central in the work of Milla Koistinen.
Berlin/Helsinki-based Finnish choreographer studied at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and obtained an MA in choreography from the HZT Berlin. She has worked among others with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst, Cie Heddy Maalem, Christine Gaigg and Hans van den Broeck. Her creations have been performed in Radialsystem, Tanzhaus NRW, Dance House Helsinki, Szene Salzburg, Fabriktheater Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern and in Uferstudios Berlin.
She has worked as a guest teacher at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Tanzhaus NRW, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Unusual Symptoms Bremen, Munich DancePAT, Tanzhaus Zürich, Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, HZT Berlin, Marameo and DOCK 11 in Berlin and PAC Ramallah.
In 2020-2024 Milla Koistinen’s work is supported by apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a
project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
When: December 5-8, 2023, 10.30 am - 2.00 pm
Where: EDEN, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin, Studio 150.1.
Price: early bird price 150€ until the 15.11.2023, after 180€
Limited amount of participants! Information and registration with a short bio: milla.koistinennoSpam@gmail.com