The festival consists of the Main Program presenting works of cutting-edge performing arts by contemporary artist and groups from the U.S. and abroad, the gIn Concerth program that introduces artists active on the borderline between performing arts and experimental music, the gIncomingh program actively introducing the work of new-generation directors and choreographers, and other events such as panel discussions and the like.
The 2020 festival program features a production of British playwright Nick Payne’s play Constellations
directed by Chinese director Wang Chong. Also featured is the Japanese- Mexican director Héctor Flores Komatsu’s production of Andares
, which draws on native Mexican ancestral myths, traditional music, and a three-person narrative performed primarily in Spanish with Mayan, Zapotec, Tzotzil, and Wixarika with supertitles in English. Back to Back Theatre’s Bruce Gladwin presents The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes
, weaving a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, human rights, the social impact of automation and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world. From Japan, playwright-director Suguru Yamamoto
currently residing in New York as an ACC grantee, will perform his latest one-man dance theater piece The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood
This festival is held in New York at the same time as the APAP arts market and takes The Public theater in New York as its main venue. The festival premiered at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2005 and moved its main venue to The Public theater the following year and began inviting works from abroad. By 2009, some 52 works from 14 countries were presented. Also, on its programs are works produced jointly with such leading internationally acclaimed American artists and companies as SITI Company, Elevator Repair Service and Nature Theater of Oklahoma, among others. The founder of Under the Radar is Mark Russell
, long-time director of New York’s PS122 and leader in the New York arts scene who afterward served as artistic director of Time-Based Arts Festival (2006-08) at Portland’s PICA and remains one of North America’s important presenters of contemporary performing arts.