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Elle Sofe Henriksen

Biography

Elle Sofe Henriksen, born 1984, is from Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Norway. Elle Sofe works with dance, choreography and film.
 
Elle is engaged in presenting Sami expressions from an insider’s perspective to a wider audience through dance and film. She has a Masters degree in choreography from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and BA in Dance at the Laban School in London.

Her dance performances “Jorggáhallan” and “Beatnaga ii galgga gulgii geahččat” has toured nationally and internationally and received excellent reviews.

Elle Sofe has directed dance film “Biegga savkala duoddará duohken lea soames” and the experimental documentary short film “Juoigangiehta / The yoiking hand”.

Elle Sofe has done several international collaborative projects, including collaboartion with choreographer Liu Chi (China), composer Wimme (Finland) and writer Lana Hansen (Greenland).

She has participated as a dancer and actor in performances Sajve Sijte, GON and Gïeje by Åarjelhsaemien Theatre (South Sami Theatre). And choreographed theatre performance “Mon lean duhát Jagi” (I am a thousand years) at Giron sámi theater (Sami Theatre in Kiruna, Sweden).

In addition, Elle Sofe teaches dance and yoga. She was the initiator of KOLT in Riddu Riđđu indigenous festival in 2010, and organizer for KOLT Kautokeino in 2011. She is one of the initiators of the establishment of Guovdageainnu dáiddakollektiiva (Artist Collective in Kautokeino).

Elle Sofe Henriksen, født 1984, er fra Guovdageaidnu/ Kautokeino, Norge. Elle Sofe jobber med dans, koreografi og film.

Elle er engasjert i å formidle samiske uttrykk fra et innside perspektiv til et større publikum gjennom dansekunst og film. Hun har mastergrad i koreografi ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo og BA i dans ved Laban skolen i London.

Danseforestillingene ”Jorggáhallan” og ”Beatnaga ii galgga gulgii geahččat” har turnert nasjonalt og internasjonalt og mottatt strålende kritikker.

Elle Sofe har regissert dansefilmen ”Biegga savkala duoddara duohken lea soames” og den eksperimentelle dokumentar kortfilmen ”Juoigangiehta/ The yoiking hand”.

Elle Sofe har gjort samarbeids prosjekter med en rekke internasjonale artister og kunstnere som Liu Chi (Kina), Wimme (Finland), Lana Hansen (Grønland).
Hun har medvirket som danser og skuespiller i forestillingene Sajve Sijte, GON og Gieje ved Åarjelhsaemien Teatere (Sydsamisk Teater). Og koreografert teaterforestillingen ”Mon lean duhát jagi/ Jag er tusen år” ved Giron sámi teater (Samiska teatern i Kiruna).

Videre har Elle Sofe undervist i dans og yoga. Hun var initiativ taker for arrangementet KOLT på Riddu Riđđu urfolksfestival i 2010, og arrangør for KOLT Kautokeino i 2011. Hun er en av initiativtakere til opprettelsen av Guovdageainnu dáiddakollektiiva (Kunstnerkollektivet i Kautokeino).

Acknowledgement

Nominated to Skårungen prize 2015
For directing shortfilm “Sámi Bojá”. Director award given by Nordnorsk filmsenter.

State scholarship for young unestablished artists 2013-2016

Sami young artist scholarship 2010–2013

Festival artist
Dance festival Barents 2012, Hammerfest, NO.

Best charismatic dance
Kuzelkinga” award Alhalalai 2012, Kamchatka, Russia.

Audience award
For dancefilm “Biegga savkala” at Sámi International filmfestival 2007, Norway.

Čorvos jury prize
For dancefilm “Biegga savkala” at Sámi International filmfestival 2007, Norway.

Best short fiction film made by age 13-15 years,
For shortfilm “Miss Blondie” at Amandus festivalen 1999, Lillehammer, Norway.


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