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Hidden Path

In the days of old, the Sámi people would say that we had to follow hidden paths to avoid those who want to harm us.

There is a parallel to how the Sámi identity went on a hidden path during the hard Norwegian assimilation process. Now, generations of Sámi live with shame and deny their heritage, the painful story of many indigenous people in this world.

In the interdisciplinary production Hidden Path, the cliché of indigenous heritage is questioned along with the problem of not being “Sámi enough”. How can this be fixed? How do we “unshame”? Using a combination of Sámi joik music, poetry, contemporary dance, contemporary circus, music and projections, this production tells a story about assimilation, shame, identity and belonging.



Vacio, created by Oskar Mauricio and Cia Omkara, deals with the need to connect the two contrasting worlds we are confronted with today: the digital and the organic world.

Vacio brings together physical theater, aerial dance, live music and visual projections in its attempt to forge this connection.