BE FESTIVAL - Friday - 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.
Light Years Away
In complete darkness, Edurne Rubio transforms the audience into cave explorers for the night. Inspired by her father's and uncles' quest to map the caves of Ojo Guareña in Northern Spain during Francisco Franco's regime; Light Years Away is a guided tour, a documentary without faces, a show lit with lanterns and projections. It is a journey in which everything that appears surprises, whether it be organic or inanimate, chronological or anachronistic, visible or invisible.
Running time: 60 minutes
Please note this performance takes place in darkness.
Precedents To A Potential Future
We've all heard about 'living for the present moment'. In her solo lecture-performance, Anna Biczok mixes memories, imagination, changes in perspective to explore how these sensations create a phenomena that we understand as an 'experience'.
Anna Biczók is a dance artist, performer, choreographer based in Budapest. She performed at BE FESTIVAL in 2017 with Timothy and the Things.
Supported by: SÍN Arts and Culture Centre, Workshop Foundation, Ministry of Human Capacities, The Hungarian Culture Institute in Warsaw, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fundacija cialo/umysl, Hungarian Cultural Year of Poland 2016/17, Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, National Cultural Fund.
Thanks to The Place, Warwick Arts Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Associate Artists With Farnham Maltings, Mayk and Shift Key.
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas
BE FESTIVAL alumni, Bertrand and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Above the stage, and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality and that of everything around us.
Bertrand and Nasi first appeared at BE FESTIVAL with their show Palmyra to BE FESTIVAL in 2017, PALMYRA is still touring internationally alongside EUROHOUSE, and ONE - part of the same trilogy exploring contemporary questions. They are SHIFT Key Artists, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Running time: 35 minutes
Sam Redmore has built a name for himself over the last few years for crafting soul-drenched remixes and reworks of both solidified classics and lesser-known material. Bringing his 'Tropical SoundClash' of cumbia, afrobeat, samba, funk and reggae through to house, broken beat, disco and everything in between - his reworkings of classics by the likes of Bob Marley, Q-Tip, Masters At Work and Stevie Wonder have found their way into the record boxes of discerning DJs worldwide.
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
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