British Council presented three important British theatre companies to participate in FAE Lima 2018 – Lima’s International Performing Arts Festival, being the United Kingdom this year’s guest country.
These companies demonstrate the diversity of themes and mise-en-scene of contemporary UK theatre.
British Council Peru and FAE Lima’s Artistic Director collaborated in the curatorial process and selection of these three companies during the Edinburgh Showcase 2017, biennial organized by British Council within the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the greatest performing arts festival in the world. In 2017 throughout three weeks, the capital of Scotland welcomed 53,232 performances, 3,398 shows in 300 venues.
The British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase is the single biggest opportunity for UK theatre companies to introduce their work to international promoters. The programme comprises new work that represents the very best of contemporary theatre and dance, reflecting the breadth and diversity of British performing arts.
As FAE Lima 2018 guest of honour British Council aims to:
- Share the historical relevance of British theatre and its transcendence into the contemporary vanguard.
- Create opportunities to connect members of the local performing arts community and audience with shows performed at the Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Showcase 2017.
- Show to the local audience and the artistic community the human commonalities confronting the world today, through interdisciplinary, experimental and scientific research approaches.
- Support parallel events geared to the members of the local theatre community, to therefore, help in expanding their knowledge on the techniques used by the companies and presented in performances from the UK.
About the plays and theatre companies: