Sat 21 March
Best of BE Festival
“An exhilarating medley of storytelling, dance and physical theatre all in one astounding evening” OR “Cross Europe in one night: see 3 shows from 3 countries in 1 brilliant evening”
Each year, BE FESTIVAL packages up three of their favourite shows from their international festival and sends them on a tour of the UK. Three companies from Belgium, Switzerland and Hungary will showcase snapshots of storytelling, dance, physical theatre, in three, 30-minute shows all in one exhilarating evening.
Hungarian dance-artist Anna Biczók mixes memories, imagination and shifting perspectives to explore the phenomena of an ‘experience’ in her solo dance lecture Precedents To A Potential Future.
In The Sensemaker from Switzerland, a mute dancer panics and strains to keep her tightly orchestrated routine in time to the chopped-and-spliced soundtrack. Bits and pieces of music and spoken word are contrasted to push the protagonist to the limit.
Levitations by Belgium’s Hannah De Meyer is a dark, funny and surreal trip around Hannah’s universe. She effortlessly crafts together movement and poetry where hope and despair, being and not being, sexuality, love and death rub shoulders.
Venue: The Studio
Duration: Approx 2 hours including post show discussion and 20 minute interval Or, if you are having the dining interval, 2 hours 30 mins including post show discussion.
Age guidance 14+
“a whirlwind of thought-provoking pieces of pure performance art, theatrical, musical and comedic brilliance.”
What’s On 2018
“an invaluable fixture in Birmingham’s arts calendar”
The Stage 2018
“It may have been, as suspected, challenging, thought-provoking and sometimes difficult to watch, but that’s exactly what the best art should do.”
Birmingham Review 2018