THU 15 & 16 MARCH, 7.30pm, 2 hours (inc. interval and post show discussion), £14/£10, Early Bird £8, AGE:14+
This year Best of BE festival features a trio of festival favourites from across Europe; three 30 minute bursts of mask theatre, contemporary performance and comedy circus.
Kulunka Teatro present André and Dorine, a piece about an old couple who battle to remember what once held them together after the sudden onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a heart breaking story told through stunning mask work.
Romain Teule’s brilliant show Légende unpacks the possibilities of language and the playful mischief of miscommunication.
In What Does Stuff Do? Bristol-based performer & ex-Circomedia Student Robin Boon Dale trips his way, literally, through a hilarious motivational circus lecture – you’ll never think about water or ping-pong the same way again.
BEST OF BE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
Fri 16 March, 16+
Each workshop, £10 / £8 Conc or buy with ticket £20 / Conc £14
Circomedia, St Paul’s, Portland Square, BS2 8SJ
Robin Boon Dale – What Does Stuff Do?
Explores basic manipulation with juggling balls, water, and ping pong bats. You will learn techniques for developing vocabulary and devising with objects through group exercises that examine the use of written notation as a creative tool.
Kulunka Teatro – Playing Mask
Participants will have a chance to explore the theatre of mime and the art of mask. The goal is to approach the most essential aspects of mask language and overcome the difficulties of telling a story with no words.