BIO ELLE SOFE SARA

Elle Sofe Sara (b. 1984) is a choreographer, director and filmmaker.

Sara’s work expands upon seemingly mundane, often overlooked areas of Sámi physicality—unspoken rituals that have escaped the vice grip of colonialism. Sara uncovers a space in which the past and the present coincide.

While her choreography is known for its playful approach, she also delves into taboo subjects such as trauma, abuse, and suicide. As an Indigenous artist, Sara seeks to create work that resonates as strongly for her community as it does for the art world. Internationally, Sara has created work with Liu Chi (China), Wimme (Finland), and Lana Hansen (Greenland) among others. She is also the co-founder of DÁIDDADÁLLU, a Sámi indiginous contemporary art collective.

Hailing from Guovdageaidnu, Norway, Sara holds an MA in choreography from the Oslo Academy of Arts (2010) and studied dance at the LabanTrinity school, London. She is the featured artist of the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad (2020, 2021), winner of the Moon Jury Award at the Imagine Native Film Festival (2019) and one of four artists selected for Talent Norway’s emerging filmmakers program (2020-2023). When she is not working with choreography or film, or traveling for work, Sara can be found marking reindeer calves with her children or reading animal tracks in the snow.

SÁM:
Elle Sofe Sara (r.1984) lea koreográfa, bagadalli ja filbmadahkki.

Elle Sofe barggut leat vuosttaš čalbmái árgabeaivválaš áššit, dávjá oasit sápmelaččaid gorutlihkastagain mat leat vajálduvvan ja vierut maid kolonialisma ii leat váikkuhan. Elle Sofe rahpá saji dakkár vejolašvuhtii mas ovddeš ja dálá áigi deaivvadit. 
Su koreográfiijain lea dávja suohtas vuohki lahkonit fáttáide, muhto son maiddái čiekŋuda tabu-áššiide, nugo traumaide, veagalváldimii ja iešsoardimii. Elle Sofe lea álgoálbmotdáiddár ja son vállje hábmet bargguid mat áddejuvvojit seammá bures dan servodagas gos son ieš orru, nugo dat dahket dáiddamáilmmis. Internašunála dásis lea Elle Sofe hábmen bargguid ovttas Liu Chiin (Kiinnás), Wimmein (Suomas) ja Lana Hanseniin (Ruonáeatnamis). Elle Sofe lea maid nubbi sudnos gii vuođđudii Dáiddadálu, sámi fágaidrasttildeaddji dáiddár fierpmádat.

Elle Sofe lea Unit-Ántte Rávnna ja Heik- Erke Niillasa váhkar, Ávžžis Guovdageainnus bajásšaddan. Sus lea koreográfiija-master Oslo Dáiddaallaskuvllas (2010) ja dánsa-bachelora Londona Laban Trinity skuvllas (2006). Son lei Davvi-Norgga riemuid dáiddár profiila (2020, 2021), lea vuoitán Moon Jury bálkášumi Imagine Native Filbmafestiválas (2019). Son lea maid okta njealji filbmadahkkis gii lea válljejuvvon Talent Norge filbmadahkkiprográmmii (2020-2023). Go son ii leat bargame koreográfiijain dahje filmmain, dahje bargomátkkis, de lea ealloravddas isida mielde dahje mánáid oahpaheame árbevirolaš bargguid.

Projects in development
Árru

Dance performance productions
Vástádus eana/ The answer is land
Jorggáhallan

Beatnaga ii galgga gulgii geahččat/ Don´t judge the dog by it´s fur

Shortfilm productions
Giitu giitu/ Thank you Lord
Ribadit/ Pulling in the belt
Sámi Bojá/ Sámi boy
Juoigangiehta/ The yoiking hand
Biegga savkala/ The wind whisphers

Acknowledgements

Filmmaker talent

Talent Norway and MERFILM
2020- 2023

Up and coming filmmaker

Nordic film lab 2021

 

Artist profile

Arctic Arts Festival
Festspillene i Nord-Norge
2020- 2021

Moon jury price

For Ribadit shortfilm
Imagine Native film festival
2019

Guest curator

Untaming tradition at
CODA dance festival 2019

Key- note speaker

Future of dance education: possibilities & challanges.
Norwegian university of Science and Technology
2020

CONTACT

Producer Vástádus eana/ The answer is land:
International producer – The answer is land
Technical contact – The answer is land