Performing Arts: Theater
December 15, 2015
When the clock strikes a new year, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters—APAP--lands on the shores of New York City for one of the cultural industry’s largest conferences. From January 9 – 13, producers and presenters intent on securing content for their theaters and performances spaces across the nation vie for dance, theater, music, installation, opera and all other manner of creative activities to fill their communities. Although conference activities are based at the midtown Hilton Hotel, performances and events span the far corners of the city.

Inspired speakers generally whip the conference attendees into spirited “action” and this year’s featured speaker is the remarkable jazz singer/activist (in the manner of Miriam Makeba) as well as the popular public radio host, Ira Glass and author Lemon Andersen, American Ballet Theater dancer Misty Copeland, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.

Many mini-performance festivals snake around the major conference featuring jazz artists in WInterfest, world music selections at globalFest, theater and performance artists in the Public Theater’s “Under The Radar Festival,” and so many others at Abrons Arts Center, LaMama, Joyce Theater, 92 Street Y, Rose Theater, City Center—odds are, you can drop into any theater in the city and happily crash into a performance or immersion event.

Despite this era of social media, APAP knows that the key to constructive, long-lasting work relationships happens face-to-face. These networking opportunities draw professionals from the United States and abroad.

Prior to the conference opening, there are a couple of important sessions for industry folks: APAP World Music and Dance/USA investigate topics that impact the community from economics to content selection.

APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham, a leader who prizes the community’s economic, aesthetic and economic diversity, guide this gargantuan professional organization.

More information will appear as the conference kicks into gear. For more information on the slate of events click here: APAP|NYC conference information
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis

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