Skip to content

External media
Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. When you click to play a video, you agree to the collection and sharing of your data with Vimeo and the connection to a Vimeo server is established. The external Vimeo player is loaded with Do-Not-Track parameter.

Analysis tools
In order to analyze access to our video content anonymously, we use the open source web analysis service Matomo.

For further information, please see our privacy policy.

Recording: 2022-08-12 , HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Elle Sofe Sara

Vástádus eana – The answer is land

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

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.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1666

Cast & Credits

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

Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

To top