RADAR 2013 coming in September, featuring Britain’s Complicite

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The second edition of RADAR L.A.-- the Los Angeles festival dedicated to contemporary theater from around the world -- is scheduled to begin Sept. 24 and will feature a number of presitigious companies, including the critically acclaimed British group Complicite.

RADAR 2013 will be presented by REDCAT at Disney Hall and the California Institute of the Arts in partnership with Center Theatre Group. As was the case with the festival’s inaugural 2011 version, this year’s lineup will be split evenly between local and international productions, according to a spokeswoman.

RADAR is scheduled to run Sept. 24 through Oct. 1 at venues around the city.

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The full schedule will be announced in July. Simon McBurney’s Complicite will appear in a collaboration with the Satagaya Public Theatre of Japan. “Shun-kin” will be presented Sept. 26 to 29 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

Other foreign companies and performers scheduled to appear at RADAR include: Lola Arias (Argentina/Chile); Lemi Ponifasio / MAU (New Zealand); Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Mexico); Mariano Pensotti (Argentina); Rodrigo Garcia and Manual Orjuela (Spain/Colombia); Claudio Valdés Kuri (Mexico); and Timbre 4 (Argentina).

Local companies and performers who are expected to perform include: Theatre Movement Bazaar; Janie Geiser and Eric Ehn; David Rousseve / REALITY; Luis Alfaro; Roger Guenveur Smith; and Trieu Tran.

The performing group known as Los Angeles Poverty Department will present a work in collaboration with Wunderbaum of The Netherlands.

The first edition of RADAR L.A. took place in 2011 in parallel with the Theatre Communications Group’s national conference.


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