Čázevulošnieida – THE UNDERWATER GIRL
- Katarina Skår Lisa
Čázevulošnieida, directly translated to The underwater girl, is an interdisciplinary work of art. The work is both an art installation and a dance art performance based on the Sea Sámi story ‘Undervannsjenta’ and about the world that is both next to, above and below the sea.
The story originates from the sea and coastal Sámi area Unjárja/ Nesseby in Sápmi / Finnmark and is located specifically around Ceavccageađge / Mortensnes cultural heritage area by Várjjatvuonna / Varangerfjorden. The project collaborates with the specific landscape and will create new narratives about the Sea Sámi stories from Varanger.
Čázevulošnieida is the daughter of Čáhceháldi - the Sea Guard, a mythical figure, who often acts as the guardian of an area, like the underground people. In a meeting with the fisher boy and the humans, the underwater girl and the fisher boy remind us that in another world, perspectives can be different.
From 3 years
Motivation of the international selection committee:
Under the water an entire world with beings, spirits, songs. This performance invites us to an other dimension, the set itself changes our mood while entering the space, the movements of waves and bubbles swings over rocks deeper and deeper into the sea. During a while we visit life deep, deep, down, in a bottomless realm, reminding us there are other beings neighbouring us.
Time and place
Group:Katarina Skår Lisa
- Yoiker, actor: (The Underwater Girl) Ingá Márjá Sarre
- Juggler, movement artist: (The Fisherboy and The Shaman)Diego Lavin Belda
- Visual artist, scenographer: (Sea Guard) Tanja Thorjussen
- Architect, scenographer: (Sea Guard) Don Lawrence
- Composer, sound designer: (The Ear of the Sea)Simen Korsmo Robertsen
- Costume and clothing designer: (The Dresser of the Sea)Ramona Salo
- Dancer (The Jellyfish): Kyuja Bae
- Mentor Maiko Yamamoto / Theatre Replacement
- Artistic director and choreographer: Katarina Skår Lisa
- Supported by Arctic Arts Festival: Arts Council Norway, Nordland Visual Theatre, Dansearena Nord (Davvi Center for Performing Arts), The Sámi Parliament, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (BKV), Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), Sámi Lávdi – Sami Association of Performing Art, The Sámi National Theatre Beaivváš
- Extra credits / Thanks to: Jorunn Jernsletten at Várjjat Sámi Musea, Mari Helander at the Sámi Kindergarten in Oslo, Luna Kristiane Belda Wiese, Silje Ødemotland, Ida Høyklev Ribu, Siri Broch Johansen, family, and to the landscape of Várjjat for inspiration, help and support during this project.