PERFORMANCE

STAGE DIRECTING

CHOREOGRAPHY

LECTURES

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

The body, mind, space and elements in a sphere and time of kaleidoscopic research for communication, reflection, dialog and expression. Telling the stories, not about the stories. Performing it, not about it.

The nomadic dramaturgy, total art, the global in the local – the local in the global.

Bodø 2024

On February 3rd, 2024 Berlin-based artist collective phase7 performing arts together with Nordland Theatre stages the official opening of the European Capital of Culture Bodø 2024.

Proud to be part of the artistic team as Head Choreographer and Cultural Adviser for the opening ceremony.

EARTH VOICES

A month-long Artist-in-Residence program at Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Art (Goa, India) culminated in a performance

Choreographed by Ada Einmo J in collaboration with Antara Majumdar (contemporary dancer) and Divesh Gadekar (sound artist)  

VUÖMIEN TJUAJAH (Voices of the Valley)

Vuömien tjuajah – Voices of the Valley 2022 is a site-specific choreographic soundscape, movement and land art project to re-habitat Sámi language, thinking, understanding and perspective in a colonized landscape in Hemnes Municipality, Sami area, Norway.

A project by Ada Einmo J and Fred Endresen, with the support of Hemnes Turistforening, Okstindan Natur- og Kulturpark and Klemetspelet.

SWANLAKE

Extracts from «Swanlake» by Tchaikovsky, will be performed by 2 excavators, 2 mini excavators, and 2 lifts for the opening ceremony at Festspillene Helgeland 2022.

Choreographed by Ada Einmo J, music played live by Helgeland Sinfonietta conducted by Nicholas Carthy

Photo Credit: Lise Jeanette Nilsen
Foto: Simena Trælnes – Trælnes Multimedia
Foto: Simena Trælnes – Trælnes Multimedia
Foto: Simena Trælnes – Trælnes Multimedia
Receiving honor & glory during the opening of «Ringvirkninger (Ripple effects) – 40 years since stage dance came to Mosjøen.» 

The conversation after the opening was between Tor Martin Leines Nordaas with input from others who have worked with Ada through the ages. During the conversation, Ada could recall her work that has created ripple effects that have left their mark both inside and outside the dance world. Thank you Ada for an evening filled with great stories of ups and downs as an entrepreneur, artist and role model!

– Galleria Art Festival

RECEIVING THE DANCE INFORMATION’S HONOR AWARD 2021

Danseinformasjonen is the Norwegian National Resource Center for the Art of Dance

Dancer, choreographer, pedagog, director, theater scholar and activist Ada Einmo Jürgensen is a pioneer, prominent inspirator and fighter in the dance field in the north of Norway. Through her groundbreaking work since the early 1980’s she has developed and promoted the art of North Norwegian and Sámi dance both locally, nationally and internationally. Ada Einmo Jürgensen has Sea-Sámi indigenous origin and roots, and her works have a special focus on co-operation, sharing of culture, arts and experiences between indigenous peoples.

Annette Trettebergstuen, Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality presenting the Danseinformasjonen Honor award 2021.
Photo Credit: Sigrun Drivdal Johnsen /Danseinformasjonen
with Sigrid Øvreås Svendal CEO of Danseinformasjonen – the national resource center for the art of dance, and Minister Anette Trettebergstuen
Photo Credit: Sigrun Drivdal Johnsen /Danseinformasjonen
Celebratory greetings from (left) Sandra Márjá West, Festival Director, Riddu Riddu International Festival of Indigenous peoples and (right) Maja Kristine Jåma, member of the Governing Council of the Sámi Parliament.
Photo Credit: Sigrun Drivdal Johnsen/Danseinformasjonen
Greetings from dance students participating in the celebrations.
Photo Credit: Sigrun Drivdal Johnsen/Danseinformasjonen
Photo Credit: Sigrun Drivdal Johnsen/Danseinformasjonen

KLEMETSPELET

A production by the Klemetspel Association

The play “Klemetspelet” is an extraordinary outdoor performance about the Sami Klemet Person. At the turn of the last century, he lived with his family under a large rock formation in the Leirskardalen valley. The play is based on the local Norwegian villagers’ stories and also historical facts about this legend of a man and his family. This outdoor play has been performed biennially since 2013.

ANGRY OLD SÁMI LADIES

Sinte gamle samedamer  (Angry Old Sámi Ladies) is a dance performance and a hard-hitting artistic statement aimed at the stigmatization of indigenous women and women of age in general. Musically, seductively, furiously and sensually, the artists challenge the myths and norms related to women over a certain age, as well as women of Sápmi origin and its affiliation, with a goal to give women from all over Sápmi a voice; from the loud roar of the depths to the quiet voice of the plateau.

EARTH VOICES

A pre-production research project for developing a global artistic concept, choreographic method, and a manifesto to visualize the mindset and quality of the indigenous languages through the language of dance & movement from different parts of the world, such as Australia, Greenland, Japan, India & Norway.

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