Radialsystem Saal Stage
Image: Suse Sebald


Immersive Installation by Milla Koistinen, Paul Valikoski, Ladislav Zajac
In the frame of The Last Open Spaces?

Choreographer Milla Koistinen, musician Paul Valikoski and artist Ladislav Zajac present “Terrain”, an immersive installation which combines sonic and visual elements from nature and urban space. Birds chirp, leaves rustle – or is that just the light hinting at nature’s splendour? As part of the Open Spaces Festival, this new “SCHRUMPF!” (“SHRINK!”) Project has the audience – accompanied and led by performers – move in small groups through the installation as if it were a landscape: They observe their setting, follow trails and leave behind their own traces in the process.
The "SCHRUMPF!"-series reworks international premieres, Berlin debuts, and revivals by Berlin-based ensembles to be family oriented. A multi-layered and intimate portrayal of Berlin’s artistic diversity is presented at different locations, including Radialsystem, with projects by Ensemble Adapter & Celeste Oram, Milla Koistinen and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.

Milla Koistinen

Milla Koistinen (she/her) is a Finnish choreographer based in Berlin. She has graduated from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki with MA in dance and from HZT Berlin with MA in choreography. She has worked among others with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst and Christine Gaigg. Since 2008 she tours her own work internationally and teaches in various contexts. In 2020 to 2024 Koistinen’s work is supported by apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. 

Paul Valikoski

 Paul Valikoski studied at the Glenn Gould Conservatory in Toronto under Mark Fewer. In 2002 he was concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. From 2002 to 2005 he played with the Hamilton Philharmonic as well as the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra among other Canadian Orchestras. He also performed as a member of Symphony in the Barn, a music festival created in the context of living and working on a biodynamic farm. From 2004 to 2006 he was a member of the Northern Lights Music Festival chamber orchestra in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2005 he played with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand. Since 2006 he lives and works in Berlin. Interested in collaborative and new music settings Paul plays as a member of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, as a guest with Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg and other chamber groups. Additionally he also composes and does sound design for the projects of Kaleidoskop and other groups. He has collaborated among others with Susanne Kennedy, Martin Eder, Sasha Waltz & Guests, FC Bergman, Sabrina Hölzer, Mouse on Mars and Georg Nussbaumer.

Ladislav Zajac

Ladislav Zajac was born in 1978 in Košice in the former Czechoslovakia and studied in 2000-2007 in the Academy of Arts in Nürnberg and in Palermo. His work has been awarded several times, in 2009 by the Kunstförderpreis des Freistaates Bayern, 2011 by the debutant prize of Freistates Bavaria and the Space Art Award Düsseldorf. In 2013 he was awarded the US Research Fellowship of the Freistaatees Bayern. Since 2009 he has regularly worked for musical stage and stage productions, among others with Sabrina Hölzer, Philip Bergmann and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.
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 Concept: Milla Koistinen, Paul Valikoski and Ladislav Zajac | Artistic team: Jakob Jautz, Milla Koistinen, Jin Lee, Paul Valikoski and Ladislav Zajac | Production: Jana Lüthje | Artistic direction and moderation: Daniella Strasfogel | Graphic design: Suse Sebald | Press and public relations: Nora Gores | Documentation: Christina Voigt | Production management: Lisa Mitschke.
"Schrumpf!" is a project by LOUDsoft. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin. "SCHRUMPF! Terrain" takes place in cooperation with Milla Koistinen, Paul Valikoski and Ladislav Zajac, Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin.