This autumn, BE FESTIVAL will again tour the UK – and for the first 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.
This tour is possible thanks to the support of:
Arts Council England
International Young Makers in Action
Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Newman University, Birmingham
Choreographer / Director
Cristian Coumin & Cie BettiCombo
And the support of Studio-PACT (Pépinière des Arts du Cirque Toulousaine), dispositif mutualisé Lido-Grainerie
Espace Périphérique (Ville de Paris – Parc de la Villette)
Dispositif Faber (Auch, France)
Le Lido (Toulouse, France) Centre des Arts et du Cirque de Toulouse
La Grainerie (Toulouse, France), La Cloche (Cazéres s/ Garonne, France), Theatre du Mazades (Toulouse, France) ,L’Estruch
(Sabadell, Espagne), The Generating Company (Alles s/ Dordogne, France)
Three buffoon characters search for the perfect construction, the most fragile balance, using plastic buckets and a Chinese pole. Exploding on stage with enthusiasm and clumsiness, they help and defy each other in equal measure.
The show premiered in 2012 in Madrid as part of the Contemporary Circus Marathon. The trio behind Betti Combo first met at Flic Circus School in 2008, and later trained together at Le Lido circus school in Toulouse, where this show was developed. The long format show “Alcubo” will premier at the beginning of 2014.
Ferenc Fehér, Balázs Szitás
Ferenc Fehér, Ákos Dózsa
Sound and light
NEFMI, NKA, Workshop Foundation, Katlan Csoport
Veszprém, Hungary – 14th National and International Contemporary Dance Festival, Main Award (2011)
Rudolf Lábán Prize – The Best Contemporary Dance Performance of year in Hungary (2010)
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria – 15. MASDANZA International Choreography Contest, III. prize (2010)
Winner: ACT-Arriaga International Touring Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013
The ancient text Tao Te Ching encourages the quest for a virtuous and meaningful life, but also describes the potential for failure. This tension is explored through an intensely physical dance: a story of two men embroiled in a series of conflicts, struggles and failures. Can they finally find the harmony they crave?
Ferenc Fehér has developed a unique style combining freestyle dance and martial arts. He has been touring his work internationally since 2007.
Choreographer / Director
Ivan Hansen & Out of Balanz
with the support of
The Danish Arts Council, The Nordic Culture Point, The Nordic Culture Foundation and The Finnish Arts Council/Taiteen Keskustoimikunta
Winner: 1st Prize and Audience Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013
When Ivan Hansen’s neighbour passes away, Ivan realizes he doesn’t know anything about him. As he puzzles over this, Ivan begins to wonder what it is that connects us… A blend of personal memories, shared stories and melodies to remember.
Out of Balanz is an award-winning, international theatre ensemble based in Copenhagen, recognized for their highly collaborative creative process.