Best of BE

The Corral de Comedias of Alcalá de Henares presents Best of BE, three groundbreaking shows in one night, dance, circus and physical theater, each half-hour long.

  • October 26 and 27, 2013, Corral de Comedias of Alcalá de Henares
  • Saturday 26, 8:30 pm 
  • Sunday, 7 pm
  • Tickets *(from 12€)

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!

BE Festival is Birmingham’s international theatre festival, bringing together the most daring and unforgettable new performances from across Europe. Audiences are offered the opportunity to see four 30 minute-long shows each night and to eat dinner with the performers in the interval. It’s a unique format that enables you to experience and engage with the wide diversity of European theatre. Furthermore, each show is designed to delight and inspire people no matter what language they speak.

In four years, BE Festivalhas become the reference platform in the UK presenting new interdisciplinary proposals of the most innovative performing arts in Europe. With programming that goes on tour each fall by the best theaters in England as the Barbican of London or The Manchester Lowry, best of BE Festival arrives at the Corral de Comedias of Alcalá de Henares in October , in collaboration with the Spanish Theatre, where it can also be seen from October 30 to November 2.

Best of Be follows a similar format to the festival which takes place every year in early July in Birmingham. You will see the three best shows of the latest edition in the same night (dance, circus and physical theater), each half an hour long, with an pause and a final meeting between companies and the public. A unique opportunity to see the best European theater and dance together in one night . BE part of it !

Al Cubo by Betti Combo (France)

Three buffoons help and defy one another in equal measure, striving for the tallest construction and the perfect balance. Masterful circus meets mischievous theatre, with buckets of charm.

Tao Te by Ferenc Feher (Hungary)
Winner: ACT-Arriaga International Touring Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013
A unique and intensely physical piece, fusing freestyle dance with martial arts. Seeking a harmonious and virtuous life, two men are dragged through a series of conflicts and struggles.

Next Door by Out of Balanz (Denmark)
Winner: 1st Prize and Audience Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013
When Ivan Hansen’s neighbour passes away suddenly, Ivan realises he doesn’t know anything about him. Intimate storytelling and high-octane physical theatre explore what it is that really connects us.

*The spectacle Next Door will be in English with subtitles in Spanish.



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