One of the strangest passages in Snorres saga about the Norwegian kings, is the story about Snøfrid Svåsedatter; a Sámi woman who married Harald Hårfagre. The theater play "Snøfrid", written by Arne Berggren, has world premiere in January.
In one of the chapters of Harald Hårfagre’s saga, Snorre tells about Haralds relationship to the young Sami woman Snøfrid, who was the daughter of “The Sami King” Svåse.
The Norwegian King Harald I, later known as “Hårfagre” (“Fairhair”), was so obsessed in love with the beauty of Snøfrid, that he neglected his royal duty, married her and joined the Samis.
Dramatist Arne Berggren has made this story to a dramatic story of power struggle, intrigues and the magical power of love.
Director: Haukur J. Gunnarsson
Choreographer: Elle Sofe Henriksen
North Sámi translation by: Britt-Inga Vars
Set designers: Bård Lie Torbjørnsen/Maja Von Hanno
Costume designer: Berit Marit Hætta
Lightning designer: Steinar Lohne
Composer: Olav Johan Eira
Mask: Trude Sneve
Stuntcoordinater: Ingá Marjá Sarre
Actors: Ingá Márjá Sarre, Ánte Siri, Iŋgor Ántte Áilu Gaup, Mary Sarre, Egil Keskitalo, Anitta Suikkari, Anja Bongo Bjørnstad
World premiere in Guovdageaidnu 12th of January 2018.