Professional Symposium at The Radar L.A. Festival in Los Angeles—Thursday 26 September & Friday 27 September 2013
Contemporary Theatre: An Interdisciplinary Art Form
Join influential artists, producers, presenters, scholars, cultural organizers, and funders for an inspiring exploration of the future of contemporary theatre and the performing arts in a Professional Symposium convening Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 in conjunction with Radar L.A., an international festival of contemporary theater. The festival and symposium focus on contemporary performing arts with special attention to interdisciplinary approaches. Some of the world’s most influential artists and ensembles will gather for the event, which features new premieres and commissions by artists from Los Angeles, as well as Latin America and the Pacific Rim. Celebrate the changing landscape of the contemporary performing arts field as colleagues predict and provoke the future of the form(s).
Thursday 26 September:
- Welcome at 9:30 a.m. PDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 16:30 GMT
- Artist Manifestos and Predictions at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT / 17:00 GMT
Moderated by Diane Rodriguez (Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production, CTG)
Featuring: Claudio Valdés Kuri (Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes' El Gallo), Alice Tuan (playwright), Wunderbaum (Hospital), Mariano Pensotti (Sometimes I Think, I Can See You), and other artists.
- Conversation about Interdisciplinary Approaches at 11:30 a.m. PDT-12:30 p.m. PDT / 2:30 p.m. EDT-3:30 p.m. EDT / 18:30 GMT-19:30 GMT
Moderated by Mark Murphy (Executive Director, REDCAT)
Featuring: David Roussève (Stardust), Claudio Valdés Kuri (Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes' El Gallo), and Angela Mattox (Artistic Director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art).
Friday 27 September:
- Artist Talk: Lemi Ponifasio (MAU) at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT / 17:00 GMT
- Topic-specific conversations explore the blurring of boundaries at 11:15 a.m. PDT / 2:15 p.m. EDT / 18:15 GMT
Dramaturgy Across Artistic Disciplines and the Unique Role of Dramaturgy in Dance, Theatre, Opera and new forms
Moderated by Pier Carlo Talenti (Resident Dramaturg / Literary Manager, CTG)
Featuring: Tobias Kokkelmans (Dramaturg, Wunderbaum), Tina Kronis (Artistic Director, Theatre Movement Bazaar), Jose Luis Valenzuela (Artistic Director, Latino Theatre Company) and more.
- Symposium Closing Session: Next Steps at 1 p.m. PDT-1:30 p.m. PDT / 4:00 p.m. EDT-4:30 p.m. EDT / 20:00 GMT-20:30 GMT
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