Caught in the Middle

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. The sound and music is performed live with original music composed by Steinar Raknes.

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


Conceived and directed Kate Denborough
Created in collaboration with the cast Eirik Fuglesteg Luksengard
Elle Evangelista
Elle Sofe Henriksen
Heath Bergersen
Sara Marielle Gaup
Steinar Raknes
Timothy Ohl
Ánne Mággá Wigelius
Photo Alison Laird
Co-produced by

Dansearena nord

Supported by

Norwegian Arts Council
Australian Council for the Arts

Thank you

Bundanon Trust residency


March 3rd 2018 at NorrlandsOperan


Contact us for booking

Susanne Næss Nielsen


Phone: +47 48 24 33 73

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Susanne Næss Nielsen

Maiken Garder Producer


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