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Image: Andre And Dorine by Kulunka Teatro

Spanish couple Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun conceived BE Festival after dreaming of building a festival community in Birmingham, and they’ve been aweing audiences with European performance art since 2009. Brought to the region by GIFT Festival, The Best of BE Festival tour steps out of Birmingham and brings the joy to the rest of the UK, taking in Gateshead’s Caedmon Hall on Tuesday 6th March.

André And Dorine is a wordless mask show by Spanish company Kulanka Teatro that is thought provoking and enchanting. Set to a stunning score it tells the story of an old couple at odds until Alzheimer’s forces them to remember what once brought them together.

Bristol clown Robin Boon Dale utilises innovative juggling and physical comedy in his new show What Does Stuff Do?, which combines motivational speaking and ping pong – bound to be interesting and sight to see!

French/Portuguese Romain Teule debuts Légende, a performance lecture that begins with the language of birds, incorporates Hitchcock’s The Birds and aims to re-evaluate language with both amusing and surprising results.

Billed as ‘three delicious thirty minute samples of mask, theatre and circus all in one evening’ it promises different approaches towards language and communication with the opportunity to explore ideas further with an informal Q&A session with the performers.

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