A PERFORMANCE ABOUT VISIBILITY, AGING AND OUR FUTURE
YOU DON'T SEE ME 2012
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.
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.
BE Next has been supported and partnered by: Arts Council England, Mac Birmingham, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sir Barry Jackson, The Norton Foundation, Baron Davenport’s Charity and
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)
"Doing BE Next was an amazing experience which gave me a lot of confidence about speaking my home language"
- BE NEXT PARTICIPANT