Milla Koistinen


Duration 60 min

With her solo “Breathe”, Finnish choreographer Milla Koistinen brings us to the football pitch of the Lilli­-Henoch­-Sportplatz at Anhalter Bahnhof. A lone figure in a vast, empty field, she reconstructs images of communal celebrations and ecstatic experiences, evoking the memory and sensation of the crowd. With sound by com­ posers Paul Valikoski and Grégoire Simon and spacing and light design by visual artist Sandra E. Blatterer, “Breathe” collapses the distance between dispersed bodies and opens up a space for shared emotion. How can witnessing something from afar grad­ually become something we are closely part of?

  • Cast

    Concept, Choreographer, Performer

    Milla Koistinen

    Artistic collaboration

    Fanny Didelot


    Synne Behrndt

    Artistic advisor

    Sergiu Matis


    Paul Valikoski, Grégoire Simon

    Space & Light

    Sandra E. Blatterer


    Lee Méir

    Production manager

    Jana Lüthje

  • Credits

    Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the frame of NEUSTART KULTUR.

    In cooperation with the District Office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Department of Sports.


The audience is asked to bring their headphones and smartphone or mp3-player to experience “Breathe”. More specific information about the download of the audio file will be published here soon. We kindly ask you to download it before coming to the show.

Dates of production

World Premiere

Thu 19.8.

from 20:30 to 21:30Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz

Fri 20.8.

from 20:30 to 21:30Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz

Sat 21.8.

from 20:30 to 21:30Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz

Sun 22.8.

from 20:30 to 21:30Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz