Ulv & Ugle

Ulv & Ugle

Performing arts Sámi Culture  


Ulv & Ugle, founded by Camilla Therese Karlsen in 2017, is a performingarts group that focus their work on samiculture and sociopolitical questions.


The work of the company can be branded as crossover performance and contain sami joik, poetry, storytelling, dance , juggling and acrobatics on the floor and in the air.

The company create crossover productions for stage, indoors, outdoors, theater, festivals, events, site specific and so on.

Name: Ulv & Ugle

Meaning: Wolf and owl

Nationality: Norwegian Sámi

by BK Photo


Camilla Therese Karlsen started the company in 2017. Zietra Møller joined in 2018 and Raul Vargas Torres in 2019. All 3 was part of the first creation "Eallin Journey to Sáivu". 

Zietra Møller

Performer | 2018 - today

Aerialist, juggling, antlerbalance

A talented artist who joined the company fresh out of the performing arts school Die Etage in Berlin. She has worked with established theaters like Carte Blanche in Denmark, performing in the immersive performance-installation “Lyshus” made for "Århus 2017 - European Capital of Culture".

Camilla Therese Karlsen

Founder | 2017 - today

Author, storyteller, dancer and acrobat.

She belongs to the seasami tribe of northern norway, works internationally as dancer, aerialist and acrobat.

After many years on stage as a physical artist she has started to explore how to combine it with traditional storytelling and poetry.

Raul Vargas Torres

Performer | 2019 - today

Musician, actor, acrobat, dancer.

A force on the stage that takes audience with storm and wild laughter. This Colombian is a circus artist and physical actor, a dancer and a musician. He directs and performs, and has been given awards for his work on stage.


Impressions from the ongoing production

Čiegus bálggis / Skjult sti/ Hidden Path

"Am I Sámi enough?"

A co-production with

Many sea sami was hiding their identity as a result of shame due to the hard assimilation politics from ca 1850-1989. In this crossover production we tell the story through the eyes of the next generation discovering this hidden path of their family. 

Premiere was 4.February 2022 @ Riksscenen

Creative team

Play wright: Camilla Therese Karlsen

Dramaturge: Mari Moen

Choreographer: Maria Marta Colusi

Composer Joik: Torgeir Vassvik

Composer Music: Tommy Jansen

Costumedesign: Anne Berit Anti /Abanti

Lightdesign: Øystein Heitmann

Sound: Audun Strype

Producer: Andreas Ljones


Circuspoet: Camilla Therese Karlsen

Dancer: Gerd Kaisa Vorren

Physicalactor: Raul Vargas Torres

Joik: Torgeir Vassvvik

Music: Tommy Jansen

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