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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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Czech Republic

Contemporary dance is often denigrated and accused of being self righteous, impenetrable even, begging the question how can it be explained? With tongue firmly in cheek, director Petra Tejnorová (with a cast of five) takes charge, in writing the 'manual for anxious audiences' offering guidance about how to overcome your 'contemporary' fears. Emblazoned with irony, the show plays with the audience whether on the fence or initiated. VerTeDance were created in 2004 in Prague and with previous work Correction, they won the 2015 BE FESTIVAL audience award.

Running time: 30 minutes


Colectivo Fango 
F.O.M.O – Fear of Missing Out 

Hyperconnectivity is a modern phenomena derived from our ever-evolving, networked and digital world. As increased reliance on electronic communications weighs on our day-to-day existence, our sense of perspective can distort, leading to profound consequences for our state of mind and relationships at home, work and online. Colectivo Fango's eye-popping trip into the digitally interrupted mindset poses an array of questions about the negative effects of technology. The company's mission is to pursue and relate to human identity, often with uncomfortable results. In March F.O.M.O. completed a month long run at Madrid's national theatre, Teatro María Guerrero. 

Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Please note the performance contains nudity.

Running time: 30 minutes 

Warning: Trailer contains nudity.



Sister Sylvester
Three Rooms 

Three Rooms is a hybrid live-digital performance that takes place simultaneously in Paris, Istanbul and the REP's Studio theatre. The performance uses technology to cross both disciplinary and physical borders, and was conceived as a response to Europe's continuing border crisis, which prevented the actors from traveling to either the rehearsals or performances of the original commission in 2016.  The play uses Skype to overcome these obstacles, and to question the possibilities and limitations of technology to mediate absence.  Actors Amal Omran (Syria), Onur Karaoglu (Turkey) and Kathryn Hamilton (UK) respond using theatre, multimedia and video. The show premiered last year at London's Shubbak Festival. 

Running time: 30 minutes 


Cie. Kirkas
Control Freak 

Pulsating, funny and perfectly controlled multimedia chaos driven by performer and director Kulu Orr. Kulu simultaneously creates and loops live music whilst performing circus tricks and using wearable computers to control light, sound and video across the stage. It's a heady synthesis of bleeps and visuals, both mesmerising and awe inspiring. The only problem is, there's no band to help out…yet. Kulu is both a circus practitioner and computer science expert. French company Kirkas focus on circus and acrobatics as means of artist expression led by Sandrine Duquesne (Belgium) and Miraël Finkel (Israeli). 

Please note this performance may contain smoke and strobe lighting.

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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Ticket Information

From £24 (includes four shows and dinner)
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