BE FESTIVAL - Friday - Main Programme 2018 - Birmingham Rep
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BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham's international festival of arts returns this summer. Come and experience a diverse and exciting range of theatre, food and arts, whatever your taste.

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Cie-Moost - Marc Oosterhoff 
Take Care of Yourself

Man walks into a bar and lines up ludicrous amounts of whisky shots and the audience watches on in equal parts fear and excitement. What happens next is anyone's guess. Take Care Of Yourself is a melange of dance, performance art and circus from Swiss parkour practitioner, Marc Oosterhoff, who isn't afraid to put his life on the line for the greater good. Marc is currently working as acrobat/dancer/actor for YoungSoon Cho Jaquet, while still continuing to search for a mixed art form, bringing together dance, theatre, contemporary circus and performance art. Take Care Of Yourself was recently selected to be part of Tanzfactor 2018 in Cologne.

Please note this performance contains smoking.

Running time: 30 minutes 


R14 - Julian Grosvalet

A visually arresting physical performance and choreography where light conjures and distorts an abundance of ideas connected to natural and personal disasters. Five dancers interweave their bodies and shadows creating a flow of force in the quest for balance. Ultimately this is a piece about resilience, our personal resilience and the tools that make us stronger. R14 was officially conceived back in 2014 with the emergence of Julien Grosvalet's debut work, Forbidden Light. Tsunami is the third public work.

Please note this performance contains strobe lighting.

Running time: 30 minutes 


Poliama Lima 
Aqui Siempre/ Here Always 

An inter-generational, trans-cultural choreographic work, bringing together four women from four different countries beaming with individual diversity, experiences and traditions. The show explores how movement systems and foundations are unique to each person's body; like you are in control of your own autobiographical map. From Argentinian popular dance to the European ballet tradition, the performers reveal their histories, sensibilities, doubts and aspirations exploring the relationships between memory, the present and the future. Poliana Lima is a Brazilian born, long term resident of Madrid and award winning choreographer and performer.

Running time: 25 minutes 


Paul O'Donnell 
We've Got Each Other 

The almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi musical hits Birmingham as part of its global city-stop tour… with no band, no hydraulics... and a cast of one. Prepare yourselves for the breath-taking, high energy, tragic love story of Tommy and Gina (from Livin' on a Prayer) created and starring Paul O'Donnell, and fuelled by the power of your imaginations. Paul is a theatre maker and performer, and an associate artist of the REP and Theatre Absolute. His work aims to expose the 'ordinary' in a 'spectacular' fashion.

Running time: 30 minutes 


Whilst you're booking…

Don't forget BE FESTIVAL have a separate programme of amazing visual arts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and music, every day - and all for FREE!

If you would like to see more, please visit, and to book onto a workshop please e-mail

Ticket Information

From £24 (includes four shows and dinner)
From £16 without dinner

Week Pass £100 - includes up to 20+ shows and dinner or £60 without dinner. Click here to book

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Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

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