from 17:00 to 18:10 HAU1
from 15:00 to 16:10 HAU1
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12.8., 17:00 | 13.8., 15:00+21:00 | HAU1
12.8., 18:30 ▲ On the Sofa: Female Indigenous Futures | Bibliothek im August
13.8. Audio description
Duration 70 min
Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara stages a mesmerizing combination of yoik, a traditional form of Sámi singing, and dance. Building on the importance of community and our belonging to nature, the piece creates a space for the complex and conflicting emotions that are aroused by the destruction of our ecosystem. Polyphonic songs, written by composer and professor of yoik Frode Fjellheim, are performed by seven female performers, who carry with them a powerful sensitivity and a deep yearning for kinship.
Artistic direction & choreography Elle Sofe Sara
With Kajsa Balto, Julie Moviken, Olga-Lise Holmen, Ulla Pirttijarvi, Nora Svenning, Grete Daling, Vilja Tjemsland Kwasny
Original cast Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Emilie Marie Karlsen
Co-choreography Alexandra Wingate
Music Frode Fjellheim
Costume design Elle Sofe Sara, Ramona Salo
Set design Elin Melberg
Lighting Øystein Heitmann
Dramaturgy Thomas Schaupp
Sound technician Eivind Steinholm
Sewing hats Zoja Galkina, Unni Fjellheim, Sara Inga Utsi Bongo, Karen Inga Buljo Oskal, Jorunn Løkvold, Hilly Sarre
Sewing clothes Inga Buljo Oskal, Ann Mari Sara
Title “Rájácummá / Kiss from the border” – Niillas Holmberg, Outi Pieski, Jenni Laiti
Production management Maiken Garder, Nordberg Movement
Tour management Ingvild Kirkvik
Video documentation & pictures Antero Hein / Hein Creations
In collaboration with: Davvi Centre for performing arts, Sámi Nationaltheater Beaivváš. Co-production: Arctic Arts Festival, Norrlandsoperan, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Sámediggi, Norsk Kulturråd, Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Fond for lyd og bilde, Dáiddafoanda, SÁMIRÁĐĐI, SPENN. Development scholarships from: Troms og Finnmark fylkeskommune, Norsk Kulturråd.
The piece initially takes place outside without seats: At the beginning of the performance, the festival team walks the audience from HAU1 to a nearby location, where the first part of the performance takes place outdoors. The audience is then led back to the theatre HAU1 as part of the production. The entrance to the theatre happens via the backstage area and is therefore not accessible for guests with physical disabilities; however, there is also the option of entering the theatre via its main entrance, which is accessible. The audience area in the theatre is seated. On 13.8, 15:00, the performance will take place with a free audio description.
13.8. | LA VERONAL (Haus der Berliner Festspiele) → Elle Sofe Sara (HAU1) & Maija Hirvanen (HAU2)
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