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Sara Margrethe Oskal: The Whole Caboodle

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of Hacking Objects of Desire in the Target Gallery.

Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole Caboodle, uses storytelling and yoiks (indigenous chanting unique to the Sámi) to tell three traditional tales in a mix of Sámi and English. Oskal draws from her indigenous roots to create a dialogue with the audience through a lighthearted show that pokes fun at taboos.

The Sámi are the indigenous people of Scandinavia, who live in the Arctic area of Sápmi, which encompasses far northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

Oskal, who holds a doctorate in performing arts, researched humorous traditional Sámi stories as part of her studies and create The Whole Caboodle. Her performance is divided into three sections: “The Maidie” is about a young girl, a runaway reindeer tries to escape the butcher’s knife in “Reindeer Snoop Deer,” and “Granny” features a spry 106-year-old lady.

The performance is about 70 minutes, with an intermission and is suitable for youths and adults.

This project is in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington.

About Sara Margrethe Oskal

Sara Margrethe Oskal was raised in a reindeer-herding family in Northern Norway. She is an actress and holds a doctorate in performing arts at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has performed in festivals in Europe, Russia, and Australia. Oskal has written scripts for TV and theater and has published poetry books. She is now working on her first short film, Aurora Keeps an Eye on You.



October 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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