Best of BE Festival
BE FESTIVAL shakes up the idea of conventional theatre by crossing borders, disciplines and blurring traditional boundaries between audience and artist.
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Solfatara/L'Absent/Fantasy No 10: The Beauty of Life
One evening. Three unforgettable award-winning shows. Birmingham's acclaimed BE Festival brings together the most daring and delightful theatre from across Europe. This triple bill of festival favourites featuring three 30 minute shows is a unique opportunity to see brand new theatre that has never toured the UK before, so BE part of it! Including a communal meal and discussion session, this should not be missed! Solfatara by A Tres Bandes (Catalunia) BE 2012 Winner of 1st Prize & Audience Prize - What happens when your fear comes round for dinner, and your deepest, darkest thoughts refuse to lie low? Solftara - a term for the volatile openings in volcanic terrain - similarly explores the phenomena that allows our insides to come to the surface. A Tres Bandes was founded three years ago by actors Albert P?rez Hidalgo, Miquel Segovia and M?nica Almirall in Barcelona. They attempt to discover everyday contradictions and share them with the audience. L'Absent by La Compagnie du Geste qui Sauve (Belgium) BE 2012 Winner of Best Physicality - A woman lives alone, though haunted by an absence: that of the man who shared her life before death. He lurks in her life like a shadow, as she lives amidst the false comfort of objects he left behind. This non-verbal piece speaks volumes of our relationships between objects and loss. Formed during their studies at the Kleine Academie in Belgium, the company is inspired by using physical theatre as a universal language. L'Absent is their first project. Fantasy N?10: ?The Beauty of Life' by Vladimir Tzekov (Spain) BE 2012 Winner of Best Mise en Scene - Nothing can be perceived to be truthful, until we accept it as fundamentally normal. An iconoclastic deconstruction of myth; these Granada based performers explore the intermediate space between individuals and their lack of identity. Vladimir Tzekov was founded in 2008, and have since produced performances in collaboration with the University of Granada; the University of S. Clement of Ohrid, in Sofia (Bulgaria) and The International Andalusian University (UNIA). Running time: 1hr 40mins. Suitable for ages 11+