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January: USA as Gateway to International Performing Arts

During these two weeks in January each year, the most important international taste-makers in the Performing Arts gather in NYC to visit the American Association Performing Arts Presenters’ (APAP) & International Society of Performing Arts’ (ISPA)

Wed, Jan 8 - Fri, Jan 31  2014

The performing arts industry takes center stage this month at APAP,ISPA and IPAY, the world’s leading gatherings for the performing arts.  Dutch performing artists will showcase their talent to highlight the industry in the US and on the international market. Never before have we seen so many Dutch artists, managers, agents, and producers step into the spotlight with professionals from all over the world. In collaboration with the Flanders House NY, with performances, seminars, network events and a special booth at the APAP expo hall in the Hilton Hotel, the Dutch and Flemish will showcase their talent to highlight the industry in the US market.

During these two weeks in January each year, the most important international taste-makers in the Performing Arts gather in NYC to visit the American Association Performing Arts Presenters’ (APAP) & International Society of Performing Arts’ (ISPA) (and New York’s corresponding performing arts festivals such as Under the Radar, COIL, American Realness, Prototype, Global Fest & Winter Fest) – January 8-18, 2014. Dutch and Flemish Performing Arts will be present at the APAP expo hall and the Dutch and Flemish delegation will be part of various seminars and conference talks. The CGNY will also provide network opportunities and information sessions.

Next to the APAP and ISPA conferences, there will be Dutch presence at the important annual gathering of theater professionals with a focus on Youth Theater & Dance: the IPAY Showcase. Each year, the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase brings together the most important curators and artists from the English speaking world (and increasingly also theater professionals from elsewhere). 

Dutch & Flemish Performing Arts Presence in the USA 
During the APAP, ISPA, IPAY Period & Throughout January 2014

APAP & ISPA NYC Conferences 

Performances & Showcases

  • tgSTAN with JDX – A Public Enemy @ Under the Radar Festival, January 8-16. Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street)
  • Amina Figarova in concert @ APAP Showcase, Thursday January 9th at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. Jazz Gallery at Salt Space (1160 Broadway) @ Jazz at Lincoln Center, Monday January 13th at 7:30 & 9:15 pm Allen Room (Broadway at 60th Street)
  • SkaGeN with BIGMOUTH @ Under the Radar Festival, January 10-18. Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) 
  • Petra van Noort in Jane Comfort & Company @ APAP Showcase, Saturday January 11 at 11:00 am City Center, Studio 4 (130 West 56th Street)
  • Rubens String Quartet in concert @ Schneider Concerts, Sunday January 12 at 2:00 pm New School Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street). More info here
  • DJ PK at THE LOUNGE, LuEsther Hall @ Under the Radar Festival, Sunday January 12 at 9:30 pm Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor)
  • Kuenta I Tambu (KiT) in concert @ Global Fest, Sunday January 12 at 9:40 pm. Webster Hall – Studio (125 East 11th Street). More info here
  • Baloji in concert @ Global Fest, Sunday January 12 at 10:45 pm. Webster Hall – Ballroom (125 East 11th Street)
  • Eleanor Bauer with Midday and Eternity @ American Realness Festival, January 16-19
  • Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) 

Promotion Booth, Speeddating & Speaking Engagements

  • Booth: Performing Arts from the Netherlands and Flanders at the APAP|NYC Expo Hall, January 11-13. The World’s Largest Performing Arts Marketplace Hilton Hotel Midtown – Expo Hall, Booth 100 (1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street)
  • Sanja Mitrovic with Will You Ever Be Happy Again @ the APAP | Under the Radar Speed Dating Series. Friday January 10th, 9:00am-12:00pm. Hilton Hotel Midtown – Forum (1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street). Description: Speed dating is a quick way to learn about work that is ready to tour. The format: eight groups of presenters have 10-minute meetings with eight theater artists, one after the other, to discuss touring and partnering ideas. The artists have been curated by Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, Co-Directors of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.
  • Sophie Lambo (International Dancetheatre) @ the APAP 5 Minutes to Shine. Monday January 13th, 10:00am-11:00am. Hilton Hotel Midtown – Rendezvous Trianon (1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street). Description: Not a pitch, not a lecture, or an overview of a project or program – but an opportunity to present a big idea, thought, or metaphor about the world of arts presenting in the fast-paced pecha kucha format. Discover the connective thread between sacred ritual, Vietnam war bullets, a furniture launch, spectatorship, and underwear as ten APAP members make their “5 Minutes to Shine” presentations.

Professional Development Sessions & Discussion

The Creative Case International: developing an integrated approach to arts practice with diversity and equality at its heartA discussion held in two different sessions as part of APAP’s Professional Development Sessions & the Under the Radar / Culturebot’s Scanning the Landscape round table conversations. Co-presented by Culturebot, APAP, New York City Parks Foundation, Arts Council England, Connecting Dots, Consulate General of the Netherlands in NYC & Flanders House

The creative case for diversity is a unique paradigm developed by the Arts Council of England to raise the diversity debate in the arts out of polarized and circular debates in the UK and internationally. It advocates one conversation about art – how it is created and engaged with, how it innovates and communicates – with the true value of diversity and equality at the heart of it. Learn how the model has been applied with successful results and opportunities for individuals and organizations. Join in a freeform conversation about the past, present and future of multiculturalism in a global world. How are different countries addressing issues of diversity while negotiating aesthetic and cultural differences? How do we, as artists and presenters, create meaningful contexts and conversations around the work itself?

Saturday January 11th, 9:05am-11:00am – Only open to APAP badge holders!

Hilton Hotel Midtown – Petit Trianon (1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street)

Speakers: Monique Martin, New York City Parks Foundation (USA); Nike Jonah, Connecting Dots (UK); Marie Le Sourd, On the Move (Belgium); Hassan Mahamdallie, Muslim Institute & Connecting Dots (UK); Johann Ziestman, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts (Canada); Baraka Sele, Independent Consultant (USA).

Sunday January 12th, 12:00pm-1:30pm – Open to all! 

Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street)

Speakers: Andy Horwitz, Culturebot (USA); Gabri Christa-Reid, DutchCultureUSA (Netherlands); Nike Jonah, Connecting Dots (UK); Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Playwright (Sweden); Erwin Maas, DutchCultureUSA (Netherlands); Hassan Mahamdallie, Muslim Institute & Connecting Dots (UK); MK Wegman, National Performance Network (USA) & all performing arts professionals present

Cultivating a New Generation of Global Leaders

In today’s world, knowledge about the global marketplace is part of an important skill set. It is critical for emerging and mid-career leaders in the presenting field to acquire the expertise needed for successful international programming. Cultural representatives from around the world will contribute to a discussion about programs, strategies, and professional development opportunities to build knowledge and expertise among young artists, presenters, and agents/managers in the U.S and with their colleagues abroad.

Saturday January 11th, 4:00pm-5:00pm – Only open to APAP badge holders!

Hilton Hotel Midtown – Concourse C (1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street)

Speakers: Pennie Ojeda, APAP & NEA (USA); Rachel Cooper, Asia Society (USA); Alison Friedman, Ping Pong Productions (USA/China); Salette Gressett, British Council NYC (UK); Adham Hafez, Adhem Hafez Company (Egypt); Erwin Maas, DutchCultureUSA (Netherlands); Elin Norquist, Swedish Arts Council (Sweden)

IPAY Showcase, Pittsburgh 2014

Dutch & Flemish Performing Arts Delegation present at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Pittsburgh, PA – January 21-25, 2014

Performances & Showcases

More info here

Professional Development Sessions & Discussions 

Dutch & Flemish artists and performing arts professionals speak and engage in the IPAY Kindling & Creative Catalysts sessions

Wednesday January 22nd – Saturday January 25th

IPAY Showcase Pittsburgh, PA

Kindling is a curated program examining and highlighting exemplary creativity and innovation that raises above common practice and aspires to spark inspirational wildfire throughout the creative community. It provides an opportunity for the IPAY membership and community to intersect with big ideas, ongoing dialogue and artistic exploration. Kindling sessions at Showcase 2014 will be varied in format and will include engaging interviews, facilitated dialogues, and topic-specific interactive workshops with artistic and administrative leaders from international Creative Catalyst organizations. Showcase delegates will gain firsthand insight into the nuances of each of these organizations and their programs, the reach and depth of their work, and will engage with the passionate artistic and administrative leadership that guides them.

More Dutch & Flemish Performing Arts in the USA in January 2014

  • Wunderbaum (in co-production with the LA Poverty Department) with Hospital (Theater)
    Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis MN, January 9-11. More info here
    Hopkins Center for the Arts at Darthmouth College, Hannover NH, January 17-18
  • Candy Dulfer performing on The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014 (Jazz)
    Multiple locations starting in Fort Lauderdale FL, January 12-19. More info here
  • Rubens String Quartet in concert (Classical Music) El Paso Chamber Music Festival, Las Cruces NM, January 15th. El Paso Chamber Music Festival, El Paso TX, January 16-19
  • The Whammies in concert – featuring Han Bennink, Jorrit Dijkstra & Mary Oliver (Contemporary Jazz) Constellation, Chicago IL, January 17-18. Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor MI, January 19th
  • Jaap van Zweden conducts concerts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical Music)
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas TX, January 16-18
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas TX, January 23-26. More info here
  • Jacob ter Veldhuis a.k.a. JacobTV’s MLK Tribute concert (Contemporary Music)
    Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville IL, January 19 and 20th 
    Symphony Center, Chicago IL, January 20th
  • The Voice Company | Robert Bakker in concert (Contemporary Music)
    Carnegie Hall, New York NY, January 20th
  • Amina Figarova in concert (Jazz). Trumpets Jazz, Montclair NJ, January 25th. The Side Door Jazzclub, Old Lyme CT, January 31st
  • DJ Tiësto in concert (EDM)
    Wagner Park & Belly Up, Aspen CO, January 26th
  • Michel van der Aa with Up-Close (Contemporary Music). More info here
    LA Philharmonic – Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA, January 28th
  • Arch 8 | Erik Kaiel with No Man is an Island and True North (Dance / Theater)
    PAPAYA / Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA, January 30 – February 2
  • Renowned visual artist Folkert de Jong designed set, props & costumes for the Wooster Group’s new production CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) (Theater)
    The Performing Garage, New York NY, January 8 – February 2. More info here



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