BE FESTIVAL - Thursday - Main Programme 2019
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.
With political and environmental turmoil threatening human existence on the planet, how can we dream the best future for our world? Some would argue we have exhausted all current modes of thought and must we return to a childlike state of dreaming - free of inhibitions, untainted by imagined reason or ethics. Should this return to infancy be the foundations of a new future? Or will it all end in a giant meltdown?
Catalan company Ça Marche and a cast of children create a suspended moment on stage, where the parents are not 'there', or at least, they are not watching us. Amongst the improvised chaos, snow and giant blow up monsters, Silence explores the future of the world and coexistence with our ghosts.
Supported by Espaço Alkantara; Rua das Gavotas 6; Cão Solteiro; PAD.
Running time: 30 minutes.
Daniel Pizamiglio & Romain Beltrão Teule
Previsão do Tempo (Weather Forecast)
Our 10th anniversary is also an opportunity to welcome back previous artists and see their new works in development. 2016 Best of BE tour winner Romian Teule joins us again, this time with collaborator Daniel Pizamiglio and their new show.
Previsão do Tempo is an amusing theatrical essay on the passage of time and about letting the unknown enter in to our lives. This piece is a paradox, a space where each fear and incomprehension transforms itself into a playful, sometimes childish, game.
Supported by Supported by Espaço Alkantara; Rua das Gavotas 6; Cão Solteiro; PAD.
Running time: 30 minutes.
Promises of Uncertainty
Another returning face to the festival is Swiss dare devil Marc Oosterhoff. In a monochrome universe, accompanied live by the cosmic sounds of Raphael Raccuia, Marc transforms into a naive explorer. In a world of strange rules, a mix of innocent games and trials by fire, is he a victim of chance or the author of his own fate?
Promises of Uncertainty is a nail biting blend of dance, theatre, and circus; promising uncertainty but a guaranteed move toward the edge of your seat.
Co-production credits: L'Echandole, L'Abri. Support from: Prohelvetia, Corodis.
Running time: 50 minutes.
Gathering Tides have a completely fresh approach to traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world. Embedding together elements of funk, jazz, rock and more, this young and innovative band transcend genre labels. Their unique line-up of fiddle, electric guitar, saxophone, bass, cajón and percussion allows them to slip effortlessly from heavy riffs to danceable grooves, or from fiery fiddle tunes to improvisation.
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 www.befestival.org, and to book onto a workshop please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day Tickets £24 (includes both shows and dinner) or £16 (without dinner)
Day Concessions £12 (without dinner) or £20 (including dinner)
Week Pass £60 (without dinner) or £100 (including dinner)
Weekend Pass £45 (must include dinner)
Fees and Charges
Please note there is 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.
Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.