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Undersang, 30. May - 02. June

30. May - 02. June

A new work by Harald Beharie which takes the form of a collective excursion to the forest.

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Dates & times

  • 30. May - 21:30
  • 31. May - 21:30
  • 01. June - 21:30
  • 02. June - 21:30

Note – The performance is free of charge! Please register your attendance by email to janne@blackbox.no and keep in mind that due to limited capacity the event might be fully booked.

Undersang is a work by Harald Beharie in collaboration with Karoline Bakken Lund, Veronica Bruce and Christian Beharie, which takes shape as a performance ritual in the forest. Undersang is a tapestry of opulent configurations soaked in a shimmer of queer ecologies and extravagant gestures. Here mythologies, national romantic ideals and science fiction converge, revealing a world of ancient powers. 

Weaving Afro and Asian-Nordic diasporic narratives, Undersang plays with the notion of dissonance as an ambiguous feeling of empowerment, sparking questions about cultural fictions and what it means to belong. As a ground for refusal, reclamation of time and looking beyond the idea of ownership, the work seeks fertile ground for healing, for lament and joyous celebration.


Practical Information
Please read the following information thoroughly:
Meeting point: Grorud metro station at 20:30. There will be a 50 minute hike to reach the performance location in Lillomarka. It includes varying levels of difficulty and terrain so please wear appropriate footwear.

The performance and hike is not suitable for individuals with physical impairments.

We highly recommend meeting at Carl Berner plass metro station to travel together to the meeting point at Grorud metro station. We will take Metro 5, direction Vestli, departing from Carl Berner plass at 20:08.

Arrival at Grorud metro station will be at 20:27, and we will begin the walk from the meeting point to the site-specific venue at 20:40.

After the performance, the return journey will require the same walking distance and duration. Metro 5, direction Stortinget, departs from Grorud metro station at 23:32.

The performance takes place outdoors, so it is essential to wear warm and suitable clothing.

Age limit: 12 years

Background material

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    Plukk og miks

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  • Concept, choreography

    Harald Beharie

  • Artistic cooperation

    Christian Beharie
    Karoline Bakken Lund
    Veronica Bruce

  • Performers

    Amie Mbye
    Loan Ha
    Jens Trinidad
    Nosizwe Baqwa
    Carlisle Sienes
    Mariama Slåttøy
    Harald Beharie

  • Sculpture

    Karoline Bakken Lund
    Veronica Bruce

  • Music

    Christian Beharie

  • Costume

    Karoline Bakken Lund
    Harald Beharie

  • Costume/sculpture assistant

    Reem H. Shinee

  • Producer

    Mariana Suikkanen Gomes

  • Outer eye

    Deise Nunes
    Hooman Sharifi

  • Photo

    Julie Hrncirova

Co-producers: Black Box teater (Oslo), Dansens Hus (Oslo), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (Sandnes), TOU Scene (Stavanger)
Supported by: Kulturrådet, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Fond for lyd og bilde, Campilhas international - Connecting dots
 Thanks to: Sudesh Adhana, Gabrielle Bozee, Marie Cole, Amika Elfendi, Pål Græsvik, Adama Janlo, Gloria Kapako, Erick Kelly, Torbjørn Kolbeinsen, Nicolas Jara Marthinsen, Magne Misje, Faduma Mohamud, Lara Okafor, Siham Ouazzif, Ellen Palmeira, Sven Undheim, Charlott Utzig