Milla Koistinen


Family Friendly | Outdoor

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 com­posers 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?

Family FriendlyOutdoorWorld Premiere
  • 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 headphones as well as a smartphone or another mp3-capable device. Please download the audio file “Breathe” in advance here and have it ready on your device at the beginning of the performance:

Copyright: Paul Valikoski and Grégoire Simon

This audio file was created for the production “Breathe” by Milla Koistinen. Please use it for accompanying the performance and do not publish or distribute it. 

Due to an extensive PCR testing regime for SARS-CoV-2, the performers can move on stage in this production without minimum distance.

This performance has no seating. 

Past dates

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

Vorstellung entfällt

Sun 22.8.

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