BIRGET; Ways to deal, ways to heal, 17. - 18. June

BIRGET; Ways to deal, ways to heal,
17. - 18. June

A dance performance developed by Elle Sofe Sara & Joar Nango.

  • Duration60 min
  • Price360
  • StageMain stage

The title is based on the Sámi expression “Birget”, which means coping and surviving in a changing environment. In “BIRGET; Ways to deal, ways to heal”, Elle Sofe Sara, Joar Nango, and Carte Blanche invite the audience to a healing bridge between silenced generations and institutional guilt.

In recent decades, several Western states have set up commissions to investigate the history of minority groups exposed to systematic state abuse. Examples of this include the apartheid regime in South Africa, the boarding school system in Canada, and the systematic oppression of the Sámi people and the Inuit in the Nordic States.

The question remains: How can sharing traumas and personal stories help create the empathetic space needed to rebuild friendly relationships with the faceless entity of the State?


  • Idea and concept

    Elle Sofe Sara
    Joar Nango

  • Choreographer

    Elle Sofe Sara

  • With

    Carte Blanche - Norges nasjonale kompani for samtidsdans

  • Dancers

    Aslak Aune Nygård
    Adrian Bartczak
    Brecht Bovijn
    Caroline Eckly
    Daniel Mariblanca
    Gaspard Schmitt
    Hanne van Driessche
    Nadege Kubwayo
    Noam Eidelman Shatil
    Ole Martin Meland
    Trine Lise Moe
    Tim Bartlett
    Vilja Kwasny

  • Scenography

    Joar Nango

  • Dramaturg

    Thomas Schaupp

  • Costume design

    Indrani Balgobin

  • Music

    Ánndaris Rimpi

  • Lighting design

    Arne Kambestad

  • Researcher

    Ravdna Turi Henriksen

  • Dokumnetation

    Ken Are Bongo

  • PR-photo

    Helge Hansen

  • Forestillingsfoto

    Øystein Grutle Haara