Biret & Gáddjá Haarla Pieski (FI)

Čalmmiid Čađa - Starting from Staring

Friday 16 February At 12:30 – 13:30
Saturday 17 February At 12:30 – 13:30
Black Box Teater

A dance performance that wanders through layers of consciousness towards bodily release. In this place, in this state of being, with these people, today, now: “čalbmat” means starting to see. This trip is starting from staring, from watching, from only watching. Then seeing without preconceptions, expectations or explanations, then meeting each other and with this place. Allowing the kinship to be enough. Allowing it to go through the eyes, into the guts, into the body. A start without talking. Then leaving.

Artist / Company Bio

Biret Haarla Pieski and Gáddjá Haarla Pieski are both dancers and performers coming from Ohcejohka, the Finnish side of Sápmi. Their new work «Starting from Staring - Čalmmiid Čađa was premiered in Beursschouwburg in Brussels as part of the EU Sámi Week 2022. With their touching and strong connection with each other on stage, they tend to channel breathtaking moments in performances such as in Matriarchy with Pauliina Feodoroff and the working group, and in video installation Guhte Gullá with Outi Pieski.


  • Concept & performance

    Biret Haarla Pieski, Gáddjá Haarla Pieski
  • Dramaturgical assistance

    Antoine Dupuy-Larbre
  • Sound

    Nicholas Francett
  • Vocals

    Katarina Barruk
  • Recording and mixing of vocals

    Arnljot Nordvik
  • Light design

    Meri Ekola
  • Light technician

    Aju Jurvanen
  • Costume design

    Iida Ukkola
  • Produced by

    Biret & Gáddjá Haarla Pieski
  • Premiere date and place

  • Duration (minutes)

  • Target group

    5 - 100 years