"BE NEXT engages and empowers young Birmingham based artists performing a new piece of work on the last night of each festival. Many of young people speak English as a second language reflecting the diversity of the city and the international community of the festival." - BE Festival
YOU DON'T SEE ME 2012
A PERFORMANCE ABOUT VISIBILITY, AGING AND OUR FUTURE
You Don't See Me is a meditation on visibility and our future. It blends Greek chorus, dance, stand-up and live music with original writing from the ensemble. The performance features 34 international artists together onstage -16 BE NEXT youth performers from Birmingham, 16 professional performers from around the world, and 2 Birmingham-based musicians.
Concept, direction and dramaturgy: Katrina Bugaj (US/DK) and Troels Hagen Findsen (DK)
Devised in collaboration with the BE NEXT ensemble, featuring professional artists from The UK, Sweden, Spain, Belguim, and France.
Lights: Mick Diver (UK)
BE Festival Consultant: Mike Tweddle (UK)
Producers: BE Festival and The Birmingham REP
Photographer: Alex Brenner (UK)
Commissioned by the BE Festival in association with the Birmingham REP. You Don't See Me premiered at Stan's Cafe Theatre as part of the 2012 BE Festival. It was subsequently performed at the Birmingham Youth Festival in the autumn of 2012.