IMAGE CREDIT: Alison Laird

A celebration of two cultures geographically distinct but intimately linked through a shared experience of suppression.

Caught in the Middle is a beautiful and affecting performance inspired by the lived experiences of Indigenous artists Heath Bergersen, Elle Sofe Henriksen and Ánne Mággá Wigelius. Directed by Kate Denborough, Caught in the Middle urges us all to consider our own identity and our connection to First Nations people.

Combining dance traditions from both Sámi and Australian Aboriginal cultures with contemporary forms, Caught in the Middle creates a new shared physical language, highlighting connections formed across borders and oceans, across different languages and values. Sámi yoiking, didgeridoo and modern day jazz and pop vocals meld together to create an arresting soundtrack to this extraordinary multi-disciplinary performance.

Caught in the Middle is a captivating new work from the genre defying Australian dance company KAGE.

Creative Team

Conceived and Directed by Kate Denborough

Created in collaboration with the cast:
Eirik Fuglesteg Luksengard               
Elle Evangelista                                             
Ánne Mággá Wigelius                           
Heath Bergersen                                
Sara Marielle Gaup                           
Steinar Raknes                                               
Timothy Ohl   

Co- Producers : Dansearena nord (Norway) and NorrlandsOperan (Sweden)


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We completed our second creative development of Caught in the Middle at a Bundanon Trust residency in NSW in November 2017. Thank you to Bundanon Trust for this opportunity.

Our 2017 Creative Development was also supported by:

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Caught in the Middle will be touring throughout Sweden, Finland and Norway in March 2018.

March 3 NorrlandsOperan Umeå, Sweden 7pm

March 4 NorrlandsOperan Umeå, Sweden 3pm

March 8 Sotku Theatre, Kuopio, Finland 7pm

March 12 Harstad Kulturus, Harstad, Norway 11am and 7.30pm

March 14 Istindsportalen, Måslev, Norway 1pm and 7pm

March 15 Finnsnes Kulturus, Alta, Norway 7pm

March 16 Finnsnes Kulturus, Alta, Norway 11am

March 18 Arctic Cultural Centre, Hammerfest, Norway 7pm

March 20 Alta Kulturusal, Alta, Norway 7pm

March 22 Rikcesscenen, Oslo, Norway 7pm

Presenters - for further information, technical specifications and marketing pack please contact Kate Denborough.


Download a program here.