We are excited to announce our North American tour from 31 July to 15 August 2018! Keep an eye on our events page for more details. Confirmed dates so far:

  • 31 July - Hollyhock, Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island, BC
  • 4 August - Tofino Theatre, Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, BC
  • 8 August – Harbour History Museum, Gig Harbour, WA
  • 15 August – Occidental Arts and Ecology Centre, West Sonoma County, CA

LakseEventyr

Med joik, filosofi og fortellinger fra Sápmi og nordamerikanske urfolkstradisjoner vil vi undres over laksen, både den ville og oppdrettslaksen. Hva er forbindelsen mellom laks, filosofi og tradisjonelle fortellinger?

Lakseeventyr handler om undring og galskap. Undring over den vakre skapningen som laksen er, som blir født i en elv, reiser ut på en flere års reise på de store hav, som svømmer motstrøms opp elveløp og kan hoppe over store stryk. Galskapen i hvordan lakseindustrien har transformert denne eventyrlige skapningen til biomasse, lemlestet, blind og uten evne til å navigere lenger.

Relasjonen mellom mennesker og laks har eksistert sidene tidenes begynnelse. Vi vil gjenskape denne relasjonen med joik, fortelling og undring.

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Velkommen til Lakseeventyr!

Med:

  • Joiker og lydkunstner Torgeir Vassvik
  • Økofilosof Martin Lee Mueller
  • Forteller og folklorist Tiril Bryn

Being Salmon, Being Human

BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN is a unique storytelling performance from Norway combining traditional tales, original music, and contemporary philosophy.

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Inspired by Martin Lee Mueller’s award-winning book by the same name, and drawing on salmon stories from Sami and First Nations peoples of Scandinavia and North America, the performance takes us on a journey through the extraordinary lives of wild salmon - sentient beings who are born in rivers, traverse the oceans, and return towards the end of their lives to their birth rivers to spawn and gift forward more life. The performance explores what becomes of this awe-inspiring creature and her journey in the face of an expansive, profit-driven feedlot industry.

The life-cycle of the salmon has been celebrated in human cultures since time immemorial. How does the now-dominant story of separation affect our age-old relationship with this extraordinary creature? Who are salmon, and who are we in relation to them?

By interweaving stories old and new against a powerful backdrop of traditional song and contemporary sound art, BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN offers surprising and evocative insights into the ancient relationship between humans and the larger living world.

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Created and performed by:

  • Norwegian-British storyteller Georgiana Keable
  • Philosopher Martin Lee Mueller
  • Renowned Sami joiker and composer Torgeir Vassvik

Illustration by April White, with permission from Chelsea Green Publishing.