To Suit by Lizzie J Klotz

April 29, 2017

FREE EVENT

To Suit – Lizzie J Klotz

Repeated at 11am, 1pm, and 2.30pm

FREE EVENT

BALTIC

To Suit is a dance-theatre live and film work that explores the relationship between

man and woman.  Developed through an investigation into human interaction, the work

draws comparisons to bird courtship rituals, using body, voice and sound as a means of communication.

ABOUT Lizzie J Klotz: http://www.lizziejklotz.co.uk/

Into the Mountain (work in progress) by Simone Kenyon

April 29, 2017

FREE EVENT

Into the Mountain (Work in Progress) – Simone Kenyon

12 noon

FREE EVENT

BALTIC

A solo performance uncovering the subtle shifts and developing perceptions of a place. One woman’s attempt at navigating and moving through the elements of the mountain she brings back upon her return.  Physical conversations move in relation to the prose of The Living Mountain, exploring encounter and attempts to develop an understanding of a place through the physical act of being there. Into the Mountain will be the first of a series of performance works in relation to the Cairngorms Mountains in North East Scotland. Credits: Supported by Cove Park through the Jerwood Trust residency programme and The Tramway.

ABOUT Simone: http://neilandsimone.co.uk/

Performative Talk - Stand and Be Counted Theatre Company

April 29, 2017

FREE EVENT

Performative Talk  -  Stand and Be Counted Theatre Company

1pm – 2.30pm

FREE EVENT

The Prohibition Bar

We’re asking questions about accessibility, we’re taking to the streets, we’re writing to our local MPs, we’re making work that challenges and questions the systems...we’re preaching to the converted...?

Stand and Be Counted Theatre Company invite you to their performative talk. This is a space designed to share practice and open discussion about how performance work can do more to engage and support asylum seekers and refugees locally and nationally.

ABOUT SBC THEATRE: http://www.sbctheatre.co.uk/

Seven Tables by Gillian Dyson

April 29, 2017

FREE EVENT

Seven Tables – Gillian Dyson

3pm

FREE EVENT

BALTIC

“carrying, placing, standing, stacking, upturning, moving, addressing, looking”

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Seven Tables is the latest iteration of a practice-based research into the relationship between the female and domestic objects, and what the performance of these does to unsettle our understanding of the homely.

GIFTed Workshop with Sotterraneo 

April 29, 2017

FREE TO FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS and GIFTed Participants

GIFTed: Workshop with Sotterraneo 

2.30pm

Caedmon Hall

Open to GIFTed participants and Festival Pass Holders, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain insight into the highly original theatre making processes of the award winning company from Italy, Sotterraneo, ahead of their performance of Overload as part of Best of BE FESTIVAL 2017.

About BE FESTIVAL TOUR: http://befestival.org/tour/

GIFT Get Together (Networking Event)

April 29, 2017

FREE TO FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS

GIFT NETWORKING EVENT

5pm

Caedmon Hall

Open to Festival Pass Holders and GIFT participants

An opportunity for participating artists, producers, programmers and audience to get together for dialogue and exchange: to share networks, and open up opportunities.

O NO! by Jamie Wood

April 29, 2017

£10/£8 of inluded in Festival Pass

O NO! by Jamie Wood

6pm (70 minutes)

Caedmon Hall

£10/£8 or included in Festival Pass

A psychedelic ride, and a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying th

e Beatles, O No! borrows Yoko Ono's art instructions to ask whether falling in love is always catastrophic.

A sell-out success and one of the most talked about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.

Its about reckless optimism, avant-garde art and what we might yet have to learn

from the hippies.

"...like being sucked down a rabbit hole full of joy." ★★★★ Fest

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"A slice of sweet absurdity that made me smile from beginning to end" ★★★★. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Fractious, hilarious and punctuated by undeniable beauty, Jamie Wood's tribute to Yoko Ono is a thing of mischief and magic" The Stage *****

About Jamie: http://www.jamiewood.org.uk

Best of BE FESTIVAL

April 29, 2017

£14/£10

Best of BE FESTIVAL 2017

8pm (120 minutes including post show discussion)

Caedmon Hall

£14/£10

Contains nudity. Age guidance 14+ (recommended only)

- Travel across Europe in a night

Birmingham's genre-bending European arts festival takes to the road and shines a light on the continent's diverse and emerging talent in theatre, dance and performance art.  Experience the highlights of the 2016 festival with three exceptional shows from Italy, Germany & Switzerland each lasting 30 minutes.

Featuring: 

Vacuum - Cie Philippe Saire (Switzerland)

Situation with Outstretched Arm -Oliver Zahn (Germany)

Overload - Sotterraneo (Italy)

ABOUT BE FESTIVAL TOUR: http://befestival.org/tour/

Watch the promo video here

GIFT Closing Party featuring F*CK THE HOUSEBAND

April 29, 2017

£5 (on the door) or included in Festival Pass

Join us for a late night bank holiday party at The Old Police House to celebrate the close of GIFT 2017 featuring...

F*CK THE HOUSEBAND by F*ck the houseband.

10pm Doors

The Old Police House

Suitable for audience of 18+

 

F*CK THE HOUSE BAND

The Rules:

1. Anyone can be in the house band

2. You don't need to know how to play an instrument

3. NO COVERS

4. NO REHEARSALS

This is an interactive punk performance relay.

F*ck the House Band are Hannah Sullivan, Rachael Clerke, Danny Prosser and Jojo McCourt.

Between them they have more or less no musical talent whatsoever.

In 2015 they had a punk party where they formed bands and played for their friends, it was the most fun

they have ever had.

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So, we do it again, and again, and again and we like you to join in....because WE NEED A NEW BAND, NEW BAND, FUCK THE HOUSEBAND, NEW BAND!

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