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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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Animal Religion

A comical, punchy look at the way we build our identities.

A solo performer dresses up in high heels, animal masks and a suit jacket. He occupies different roles, tumbling through handstands, acrobatics and an array of characters. An act of grotesque, contemporary circus, it pokes fun at the rigid associations we have with certain clothes or styles of dress. Bringing out their inner animal, it's about the common instincts binding us together.

Running time: 60 minutes


Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas

Exploring revenge and the politics of destruction, Palmyra prompts us to look beyond the news.

Inspired by the destruction of Syria's historical sites, it's a political drama that mixes fact and fiction. Musing on what we consider to be barbarian, it's about questioning civilisation and what lies beneath it.

Running time: 30 minutes


Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide
Aerobics! A Ballet in 3 Acts

Recalling the '80s-born trend for aerobics, this show merrily re-imagines the iconic sports and exercise regime. A carefully choreographed dance performance structured across three distinct acts; placing aerobics' style and approach in a different context, rhythm and form are balanced with a tight precision. Putting new kinds of emphasis on the sport in question, new kinds of wonder are found in the movement they explore.

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!

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