When she is not creating shows, director and choreographer Elle Sofe Sara herds reindeer in Norway with her children or observes animal tracks in the snow. And for good reason, she is a real Sami; she belongs to this indigenous people living in Lapland, a region that embraces the north of Sweden, Norway and Finland as well as the Kola Peninsula in Russia. On stage, in works full of generosity, she makes us travel in this world of legends.
For Vástádus eana / The Answer is Land, Elle Sofe Sara was inspired by the poem of the same name which touches the heart of Sami culture and whose adage could be: to live in harmony with others and in close connection with the environment. A magnificent message of universalism and fraternity which does not prevent a resolutely playful approach. Seven female performers unite contemporary and traditional dances in a joyful composition reminiscent of the most ancestral rituals, accompanied by Yoiks, mountain songs performed live by the artists themselves. A show that offers itself as an ode to living together and carries us away as if by magic!
With the support of the Norwegian Embassy
In the press
Norway, Finland and Sweden have all been called out for their longstanding discriminatory practices against the Sami, and choreographer Elle Sofe Sara focuses her work on the social, political and cultural identities of her people and the challenges they face. he is confronted.
Springback Magazine - Sedera Ranaivoarinosy
Powerful in a quiet yet beautiful way.
NRK - Karen Frøsland Nystøyl
Artistic director, choreographer Elle Sofe Sara
Performers Julie Moviken, Olga-lise Holmen, Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Nora Svenning, Grete Daling, Emma Elliane Oskal Valkeapää, Trine-Lise Moe
Composer Frode Fjellheim
Co-choreographer Alexandra Wingate
Playwright Thomas Schaupp
Costumes Elle Sofe Sara, Line Maher
Scenography Elin Melberg
Light design Øystein Heitmann
Light manager Anniell Olsen
Sound technicians Eivind Steinholm
Tour Manager Ingvild Kristin Kirkvik
Maiken Keep Producers
Social media Eva Svaneblom
Performance title Rájácummá / Kiss From The Border, Niillas Holmberg, Outi Pieski, Jenni Laiti
Video documentation and photos Antero Hein / Hein Creations Alexander Browne
Coproducteurs : Festspillene I Nord-norge, Norrlandsopraen, Tanz Im August • Financements : Sámediggi, Norsk Kulturråd, Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Troms Og Finnmark Fylkeskommune, Fond For Lyd Og Bilde, Dáiddafoanda, Sámiráđđi, Spenn ©photo Knut Aaserud
JULY 26, 27 & 28 AT 10 PM
DURATION • 1H10
12 avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris
M2 • Station Anvers
BUS • 30, 54, 85
Wednesday 26 July - 10pm00
Thursday 27 July - 10pm00
Friday 28 July - 10pm00