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Arts Fest 2000

With everything from Salsa to Shakespeare, you can join in Birminghams's biggest street party on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10 September 2000.  The Crescent is presenting several events over the two days and all are free.

For details of other events please visit the ArtsFest Home Page

Saturday 9 September

12.00 noon

Brian Perkins: Musica Del Mundo

Classical guitar music from around the world.

Crescent Theatre Bar

12.30 pm

Birmingham Stage Company present Mademoiselle Colombe

An extract from Jean Anouilh’s play set in 1900s Paris. It tells the story of a beautiful, innocent young woman who is seduced into the world of Parisian Theatre.

Crescent Theatre, Mainhouse

1.00pm

Spotlight: Spotlight On…Contemporary Music

A mixed mini-concert of new classical music performed by young musicians.

Crescent Theatre Bar

1.30pm

Birmingham Royal Ballet: David Bintley: Behind The Scenes

BRB’s director and top British choreographer David Bintley gives an entertaining and informal insight into how ballets are prepared, with help from the Company’s acclaimed dancers.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

2.00pm

Roshan Doug

Performance poetry featuring Roshan’s own work and the words of other poets.

Crescent Theatre Bar

2.30pm

Birmingham Bach Choir

A selection of European sacred choral music.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

3.00pm

Notorious

A choir with a difference! Everything from Beethoven to Queen by a lively group of twenty-somethings.

Crescent Theatre Bar

3.30pm

Blue Eyed Soul: Letting Go

An integrated dance piece directed by Kevin Finnan with underwater video by Paul Harrison. Dancers dive in and out of wheelchairs and water. 

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

4.00pm

Spider Stories present Anansee Stories & Aesop Fables

African drumming and traditional storytelling.

Crescent Theatre Bar

4.30pm

Walsall Deaf People’s Centre present Different Beat

Having spent over 12 months learning over thirty songs this group of deaf teenagers make their Birmingham debut with popular songs delivered in British sign language.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

5.30pm

Warwick Youth Dance: N.Y.C.E

A selection of five new pieces from the New Young Choreographers Exhibition.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

 

Sunday 10th September

1pm

Crescent Theatre: Elsie & Norm’s Macbeth

A middle-aged couple, are fed up with a life of quiz shows and ‘soaps’ so decide to take on a bit of culture. The result is a hilarious production of Macbeth set in their living room.

Note: this perfermance in the Library Theatre

Hayley Wilkes & Friends

Two young up and coming comedians with their costumed show of witty humorous songs – good all-round family entertainment.

Crescent Theatre Bar

1.30pm

Awadi: Salamat!

Traditional costumed performance of the century-old Raqs Sharqi – a female Egyptian dance.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

2.00pm

Blazing Saddles

Brazilian, Spanish, and African influenced music played by two dynamic guitarists.

Crescent Theatre Bar

2.30pm

Angry Fish

A singer-songwriter whose powerful and humorous lyrics describe life as a disabled person.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

3.30pm

City of Birmingham Touring Opera: VOTZEK

 “If you go with another man I’ll kill you” A family struggling to survive… money worries… domestic violence… a bit on the side…leads to what? Sample the extraordinary insight and power of VOTZEK. Unsuitable for children, sorry!

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

4.00pm

In Symphony Oboe Trio

Be gently entertained by this Oboe Trio as they play music ranging from the classical to the contemporary.

Crescent Theatre Bar

4.30pm

Crescent Theatre: Elsie & Norm's Macbeth

A middle-aged couple, are fed up with a life of quiz shows and ‘soaps’ so decide to take on a bit of culture. The result is a hilarious production of Macbeth set in their living room.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

5.00pm

Simon Pitt

Performance poetry about life in Brum from Birmingham’s own Poet Laureate.

Crescent Theatre Bar

5.30pm

Telford Youth Dance

A new piece based on the world of fashion and the super model.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

6.00pm

Daniel Rachel

Guitarist and singer-songwriter with original songs.

Crescent Theatre Bar

 

Opera Mint: The Cool Taste Of Opera

Extracts from popular operas including Carmen and The Magic Flute alongside a new piece Orsino’s Fancy.

Crescent Theatre Mainhouse

 

NOTES

All performances last 30 minutes unless otherwise indicated.  Information correct at the time of posting, however unforseen circumstances my result in changes to the programme.

 

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