Young artists of the year: Biret Haarla and Gáddjá Haarla
Riddu Riđđu's Young Artists of the Year 2021 are dancers Biret Haarla and Gáddjá Haarla from Dálvadas in Tanadalen. They are 21 years old and study dance at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brüssel. They have previously attended ballet school in Helsinki and participated in several art projects alongside Marja Helander, Pauliina Feodoroff and Outi Pieski.
Their dance explores themes such as Sámi identity, how our history and way of life affect our bodies, and the connection between humans and nature. The latter topic became particularly relevant when Biret and Gáddjá attended the climate conference in Madrid, in 2019, joining other Indigenous Peoples.
You can experience them on Lávdi / main stage and in Kultursálla / kultursalen. The performance in Kultursálla / kultursalen must be booked in advance. This can be done during the festival week. Everyone who has bought a ticket will receive information about this by e-mail.