Concept and choreography: Milla Koistinen
Artistic collaboration: Gaëtan Brun-Picard
Creation and performance: Gaëtan Brun-Picard, Fanny Didelot, Milla Koistinen and 8-10 local children in each venue
Sound design: Jochen Arbeit
Video and light design: Jan Isaak Voges, Gaëtan Brun-Picard
Production management: Milla Koistinen, Jana Lüthje
A Cloud of Milk is a creation for three professional dancers and 8-10 children. The material of the piece is collected from the dreams of the children in “a dream laboratory” organized by the team and reworked into movement, light, video projections and sound. The scenes are inspired by different stages of sleep and the focus is on rapid eye movement sleep, the state between sleep and wakefulness, and lucid dream. The performers shift between the states of sleep and awake sometimes directing the dream or letting the dreams guide them. A Cloud of Milk a piece about distortions of body, sound and space – a recreated, surreal dream. For every guest performance the team works with local children and the piece will be modified according to the new dreamer team.
A Cloud of Milk is produced by Milla Koistinen and co-produced by tanzhaus nrw as part of Take-off: Junger Tanz, supported by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf as well as the Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Samuel Huber Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Supported by Residence schloss bröllin e.V., promoted by the Ministry for education, science and culture of the country Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, The Finnish Institute in Germany, ITAK -Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland and Finnish-German Association of Kuopio.