Stellaris DansTeater (Hammerfest, Norway) and partner Kantele - The National Song and Dance Ensemble of the Republic of Karelia (Petrozavodsk) have made a groundbreaking performance for the whole family, based on Vespian and Sami culture.
As an indigenous population, both the Russian/Vepsian and Norwegian/Sami culture have strong traditions. Kantele´s roots lie in the culture and traditions of indigenous people in Karelia, and the company is 83 years old. They are famous for their musical folklore, traditional dance and music with a modern expression. Stellaris DansTeater is the oldest independent dance company in Norway today, and has previously created several performances based on Sami culture, for example. "Geidosis", "Rissninger" and "Avadat". Choreographer Solveig Leinan-Hermo quickly responded yes to the request from Kantele to make a production that combined the companys and their two cultures. Stellaris DansTeater has experimented with traditions for a number of years, and this performance is working further towards a cultural symbiosis.
28.10 National Theatre of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
30.10 Palace of Arts, Kondopoga
01.11 Cultural and Sports Centre "Druzhba", Kostomuksha
03.11 & 04.11 Murmansk, festival «Dancing in Polar Circle»
More dates to be announceds
Suitable for children from 7 years.
Duration: 50 min
Choreographer, performer and producer: Solveig Leinan-Hermo
Composer and singer/joik: Halvdan Nedrejord
Dancers: Ekaterina Nikitina
, Eivind Linn
, Tonje Aas Molnes
, Dmitrii Melnikov, Ksenya Veselkova, Tatiana Papulova, Oksana Smirnova, brødrene Pavel, Semen and Aleksandr Dudal.
Choir: Marina Evseeva, Tatiana Peron, Irina Popova, Marita Prokhorova, Marita Sabinina, Marina Tukkiia
Lead singer: Irina Popova
Translator and production assistant: Anna Karpova
Production collaborator: Marie Hermo Jensen
Costume consultant: Hilde Skancke Pedersen
Seamstress: Natalia Egorova
Rehearsal Director in Petrozavodsk: Oksana Smirnova
Producer for Kantele: Tatiana Papylova