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Canada’s market CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) Opens (Nov. 17-23, 2008)
      CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) is an arts market held once every two years in Montreal, Quebec, Canada primarily for the purpose of promoting Canada’s performing arts internationally. Since the first holding in 1984 as the International Conference for the Performing Arts, it has grown into one of the world’s largest scale arts market, attracting about 1,000 performing arts professionals including artists, agents, producers and presenters from dozens of countries around the world. The market consists of its Platform and Forums components. The Platform features about 30 showcases by artists and companies from various countries in dance, theater, music and multi-disciplinary arts and booths and presentations by about 150 organizations. The Forums provide a schedule of seminars and workshops concerning issues such as fund raising and networking as well as exchanges and information sharing between performing arts professionals.

    This year’s CINARS is held from November 17 to 23 with Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth and other facilities as the main venues with a schedule including an increased number of showcases and programs from outside Canada than in years past. In all, approximately 40% of the scheduled showcases and programs are from overseas. From Japan, Dance Company Dinyos will be participating in the showcases. The “Focus in Breakfast” meetings this time will feature the performing arts of South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Chile among others. During the market’s run, an “OFF CINARS” schedule of independent performances will be held at some 30 venues around Montreal bringing together a large number of artists from Canada and abroad.
+CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts)