HARALD BEHARIE 




Photo: Magnus Nordstrand



Harald Beharie(he/they) is a Norwegian-Jamaican performer and choreographer based in Oslo, Norway.  

Harald's choreographic practice are collaborative voyages, navigating through realms of ambiguity and phantasm, punctuated by themes of construction and deconstruction, hope and uncertainty, disinterest and emotional intensity. They hold a special interest for the DIY and vulnerability of being in the unknown. In a quest to dissect established corporeal and bodily narratives their work celebrate a spectrum of embodiment—ranging from the pathetic to the ecstatic, the collapsing to the exuberant,  the faltering to the tenacious while fostering a deliberate naiveté and queer playfulness. Haralds focus is being with local people, local ideas, and developing ideas with and within the community.

Haralds work has received nominations for the Norwegian Critics Association prize for the performances " Shine Utopians" with Louis Schou (2020) and the solo work Batty Bwoy (2022). In 2023 Batty Bwoy won the Hedda prize for “best dance production”.  
 
Haralds work has been presented in museums, galleries, festivals and contexts including:

Impulstanz, Santarcangelo Festival, Gessnerallee, Centrale Fies, Les Urbaines, SPRING festival, Donau Festival, MDT, Zodiak -Helsinki, Salmon Festival, Black Box Teater, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Oktoberdans BIT-teatergarasjen, Bergen, Vitlycke, Dansens Hus, Oslo, Munch Museum, Oslo, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Galleri Entrée, Bergen, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Ravnedans, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Øyafestivalen, Oslo and Trondheim Kunstmuseum.