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APAP arts presenters conference held in New York (Jan. 8-11, 2005) on world’s largest scale for US and international presenters
  Some 3,500 presenters and artists from around the world gathered in New York from January 8 to 11, 2005, for the Arts Presenters Members Conference. The APAP (Association for Performing Arts Presenters) that runs this conference is an organization for performing arts presenters made up of presenters, artists and managers. Referred to in short as Arts Presenters, this organization’s predecessor was the ACUCM (founded 1957), with its name being changed to APAP in 1988. As of 2004, the Association’s members range from the largest arts organizations to individual professionals from the 50 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries.
The theme for this 48th holding of the conference was "Moving Forward on Shifting Ground." The conference schedule centered around workshops and information rooms complete with performances. In all, some 1,200 events filled the schedule, including Showcases, receptions, luncheon meetings and forums. Among the well-received Showcases featuring artists from Japan were those of dancer/choreographer Jo Kanamori’s dance company Noism05, dance company BATIK led by Ikuyo Kuroda, the Osaka-based all-female butoh-inspired troupe Sennichi-mae Blue Sky Dance Club, the Monochrome Circus dance company led by choreographer Kousei Sakamoto and the dance soloist Kaiji Moriyama.

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