A duet with/by Elle Sofe Henriksen and Semen Bolshunov.
Dance artist Elle Sofe Henriksen har visited the homes of ten or so Samis of an older generation. They have given her vivid descriptions of movements that have taken place in living rooms and homes, by the fire, in weddings, and in spiritual settings.
The duet is the carefully composed result of a humble study of movements, where a handfull of movements have become cornerstones in the meeting between two dancers. Jorggáhallan is a meeting between old and new material of movement, personal interpretations, a journey in time and space, and an invitation to sense an experience that vibrates in the tension between a cup of coffee and rousing dance.
The music has been composed specifically for this performance by renowned artist Wimme Saari.
Choreographer/Dancer: Elle Sofe Henriksen
Dancer: Semen Bolshunov
Music: Wimme (written and performed by Wimme Saari, Tapani Rinne,Tuomas Norvio, Juuso Hannukainen and Matti Wallenius)
Costumes: Ann Mari Sara
Lighting design: Niels Jensen, Audionor
Light and sound technician: Isak Bjørn
Fellow creators: Alexandra Wingate, Marianne Kjærsund, Esther Wrobel
Producer: Dansearena nord
Photo: Olga Shavrina, Sergey Gavrilov
Arranger: Umeå Sameförening och Umeå Teaterförening