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The world’s largest scale arts market, APAP and related festival held in New York (Jan. 8 – 12, 2010)
 The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) is one of the world’s largest scale arts presenter organizations and its annual general meeting is held as one of the world’s largest arts markets as well. Approximately 400 booths are mounted by organizations including the major music agents, and over 1,000 showcases introduce a wide range of artists. Although the large majority of artists introduced are American, there are also a large number of booths from overseas. APAP’s main venue for the booths, showcases, receptions and the conference is the hotel Hilton New York, and there you can meet most of the major presenters in the US. At each year’s APAP, the Japan Society presents Japanese dance showcase, while the Japan Foundation organizes showcases of Japanese traditional hogaku music in NY’s Asia Society. It is necessary to be registered for the APAP in order to receive lists of the showcases and the right to participate in them. The deadline for online registration was Jan. 6. After that date registration must be made in New York.

Held concurrently with APAP are two related festivals, Under the Radar (Jan. 6 – 17, 2010) and COIL (Jan. 6 – 17, 2010).
 The director of the Under the Radar festival held at New York’s The Public Theater is Mark Russell (former director of the cutting-edge New York performance space P. S. 122 and the Time-Based Art Festival of Portland, Oregon. Under his directorship, the festival gathers experimental performing arts from the US and abroad. Among the ambitious works on this year’s program are a collaborative production by SITI Company and the Martha Graham Company titled American Document and a production by Poland’s Teatr Nowy titled Versus - In the Jungle of Cities, which adapts Brecht’s In the Jungle of Cities for a cast of just four actors. A symposium has also been organized for performing arts professionals for January 7th and 8th.
 The COIL festival held at P. S. 122 is positioned as sort of an off-site counter-festival to Under the Radar and its director is Vallejo Gantner, who served as director for the Dublin Fringe Festival from 2002 to 2004. COIL features primarily relatively shorter experimental works by New York artists. This year’s program features the world premiere of Ads, an actor-less “theater” work by Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players.
+Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
http://www.APAPconference.org/
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