The dance and poetry performance "It takes a village...", in Northern Sami “Gaíbiduvvo olles gilli...“, is an investigation into what it means to be indigenous people. Its about connection and resistance, feelings of belonging and identity crises, the big city versus the village. The film is produced by Giron Sámi Teáhter with support from Kulturrådet and Sámediggi.
Sebastian is a dancer with his Sami roots in Ammarnäs but also among the families who were forced to migrate south from Karesuando in the 1920’s. Through his dance he invokes the voices of his origins while keeping one leg firmly planted in urban dance cultures.
Rönn is a performance poet and spoken word artist, raised and residing in Kiruna. Through poetry Rönn touches on subjects such as colonialism, queerness, rural settings in sparsely populated areas and love.
Creators and performers: Sebastian Björkman and Rönn Lisa Zakrisson Påve
Text: Rönn Lisa Zakrisson Påve
Music: Daniel Savio
Costume designer: Erica Huuva
Edit and photo: Daniel Stålnacke and Jonathan Vitblom from Girdit media
Language: Swedish, subtitles in Northern Sami and English.
Duration: 13 minutes
Target group: from 13 years
Are you interested in arranging a viewing or do you want to know more? Contact Sebastian Björkman, firstname.lastname@example.org