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Touring The UK & EUROPE

Best of BE FESTIVAL 2014

Best of BE FESTIVAL 2014
8 October – 8 November

Travel across Europe in a night

This autumn, BE FESTIVAL will again tour the UK – and for the second time, Spain. You can see three award-winning festival favourites in one night, each half an hour long. The shows are followed by a chaired discussion with all the performers.

It’s a unique chance to see the very best of Europe in one evening, so BE part of it.

From the Waltz to the Mambo by Radioballet (Hungary)
Winner: Best Individual Performer Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2014
A vintage dance manual becomes a tool to explore beauty and education. Humour and awe-inspiring physical feats combine in a disarmingly personal dance solo.

loops & breaks by Julia Schwarzbach (Austria)
Julia invites you to play along with her by responding to a series of instructions. A riot of improvisation, action and reaction, blurring the boundaries between audience and artist.

Waiting by Mokhallad Rasem (Belgium/Irak)
Winner: ACT Festival Prize , BE FESTIVAL 2014
A haunting meditation on the human experience of waiting; for a bus, for a kiss, for a visa, for a future not yet begun. A visually arresting collage of film, movement and sound.

The evening concludes with a chaired discussion with the performers.

This tour is supported by:

From the Waltz to the Mambo – Radioballet (Hungary)

Winner: Best performer,
BE FESTIVAL 2014

Choreographer / Director
Milan Ujvari

Cast
Milan Ujvari

Lighting design
Milan Ujvari

Photography
Csaba Mészáros

Awards
“Public’s Prize” and “The Best Solo Prize” 2012 Budapest International SoloDuo Festival, “Public’s Final Choice” Prize 2013 Stuttgart Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival, “Audience Prize” 2013 Gdansk International Solo Dance Contest

Website
www.radioballet-blog.blogspot.com


In the hands and in the body of a single performer, a 1960’s Hungarian ballroom dance manual becomes a tool for questioning today’s dogmas surrounding beauty and education. A disarmingly straightforward, funny, and personal meeting of a vintage text and a contemporary performance language.

Radioballet are Hungarian dance artists, Bea Egyed and Milán Újvári. With cultural differences and shared understanding central to their work, they are particularly looking forward to performing in front of an English-speaking audience (with an English sense of humour!) for the first time at BE FESTIVAL 2014.

loops & breaks – Julia Schwarzbach (Austria)

Choreographer / Director
Julia Schwarzbach

Cast
Julia Schwarzbach

Music
Nic Lloyd

Photography
Ray Farhad Kazemi
David Bess

Co-produced by
Toihaus Theater Salzburg

Supported by
Kultur Stadt Salzburg, Kultur Land Salzburg, Austrian Cultural Forum London


Kultur-Land
Kultur-Land


Julia invites you, the audience, to make the action by responding to a series of shifting instructions prepared especially for the BE FESTIVAL crowd. The stage expands to become a blur of watching and performing, interpretation, cooperation and play, where everyone can join the game of finding common ground together, and where every contribution is precious.

Since studying at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Roehampton University, London, Julia has worked with choreographers including Sasha Waltz, Rosalind Crisp, Ted Stoffer and Mia Lawrence. She is a member of tanz_house, a Salzburg based platform for choreography.

Waiting – Mokhallad Rasem (Belgium/Irak)

Winner: ACT Festival International Touring Prize,
BE FESTIVAL 2014

Choreographer/Director
Mokhallad Rasem

Concept
Mokhallad Rasem

Cast
Bassim Altayeb
Lore Uyttendaele
Jessa Wildemeersch

Sound design
Saad Ibraheem

Lighting design
Mokhallad Rasem

Video montage
Saad Ibraheem

Camera & interviews
Mokhallad Rasem, Lore Uyttendaele, Jessa Wildemeersch

Photography
Saad Ibraheem

Supported by
Moussem, Toneelhuis

Website
www.toneelhuis.be


It can be an interruption, a pause, or an obstacle to a future not yet begun. We wait for insight or for a bus. Until pain subsides. For word of a loved one, for toilet paper, money or for a visa. Different worlds clash quietly through traces of dance, performance and film in a meditation upon the fundamental human experience of waiting.

Mokhallad worked at the National Theatre of Iraq before the war changed the course of his life. Now resident director at Toneelhuis in Antwerp, Belgium, he won the 2013 Young Director’s award at the Saltzburger Festspiele for Romeo & Juliet.

Dates

OCTOBER

8-11- Barbican, London – book here
13-14 – The REP, Birmingham – book here
Wed 15 – Bath Spa Live, Bath – more details
Thu 16 – Circomedia, Bristol – book here
17-18 – HOME, Manchester – book here
Sun 19 – The HUB, Leeds – book here
21-22 – The Gulbenkian, Canterbury – book here
24-25 – El Corral, Alcalá – book here
Sun 26 – TAM, SS. de los Reyes – book here
29- 2 Nov – Naves del Español – book here

NOVEMBER

Tue 4 – The Atkinson, Southport – more details
Wed 5 – Aberystwyth Arts Centre – more details
Fri 7 – GIFT, Gateshead – more details
Sat 8 – Traverse, Edinburgh – more details