Baltastæjja is a production by the Southern Sami theatre company Åarjelhsaemien Teatere, a production compiled of Western and Arctic native peoples’ ghost stories, targeted towards a brave audience.


(Objekt ID 8070)
Object type Production
Premiere 2008
Produced by Åarjelhsaemien Teatere AS, Nordland Theatre
Audience Children (from 10)
Language Sami
Keywords Performance for children, Theatre
Running period 2008  
Website Åarjelhsaemien Teatere

Baltastæjja appeals to the creative imagination of the children, letting them feel the invisible and egging and the fear for the unknown. Baltastæjja is compiled of several ghost stories, in which it is told about church yards, skeletons and shaman powers.

The Southern Sami word Baltastæjja can be directly translated to Ghosts.

Source: Stamsund International Theatre Festival,, 31.10.2010,

Contributors (7)
Name Role
Lasse Åkerlund – Direction
Stig Uno Blyseth – Stage design
Gerd Dreyer Larsen – Stage design
Lasse Åkerlund – Stage design
Nils Christian Hansen – Lighting design
Simone C. Grøtte Pedersen – Narrator
Leammuid Biret Ràvdnà – Storyteller
Performance dates
June 7, 2008 13:15 – Kallebua, Stamsund Teaterfestival Show
June 6, 2008 10:00 – Kallebua, Stamsund Teaterfestival Show
2008 Worldwide premiere
Festivals (1)