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Dec. 28, 2012
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56th holding of the world’s largest scale arts market, APAP/NYC 2013 (Jan. 11 – 15, 2013)
Some 3,800 performing arts presenters and professionals gather annually from around the world for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference and marketplace. With the Hilton New York as the main venue, the schedule includes about 200 forums, meetings and events and the EXPO with booths of some 370 exhibitors, while over 1,000 showcases are held in venues around the city.
The title of APAP/NYC 2013 is taken from the famous 1971 John Lennon song: “Imagine.” The conference offers a variety of meetings and forums treating the large questions of how to use “Creativity and Imagination” to sustain one’s work and ensure the vitality of one’s organization and the arts in the 21st century. Among the main speakers will be the keynote speaker Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is the Tony award winning composer of the hit Broadway musical “In the Heights,” and the closing speaker Rosanne Cash, the Grammy award winning singer known for blurring the genres of country, rock, and pop music.
As a concurrent event with APAP, the Japan Society presents the “Contemporary Dance Showcase – Japan + East Asia” (Jan. 11 – 12). Featured in this showcase is a work titled Todokete, Kaibutsu-kun (Send it, Mr. Monster) by the dance company Tokyo ELECTROCK STAIRS, a group of young video artists, illustrators, actors and dancers born in the 1980s brought together by the hip hop-based dance artist KENTARO!!. Another highlight is a duo version of the work titled Misshitsu: Secret Honey Room–Duo Version, which is a collaborative work by the leader of Makatocluv, Makoto Endo and the former Dairakudakan butoh artist Kumotaro Mukai that can be called a work of post-post butoh. Also to be seen is a new work dealing with the issue of Japan’s nuclear power plants titled HAIGAFURU~ (Ash is falling [from the sky]) performed by Monochrome Circus, a group led by the Kyoto-based choreographer Kosei Sakamoto, who choreographed this work during a residence in Helsinki, Finland. From East Asia, Taiwan’s Anarchy Dance Theater led by the young Taiwanese choreographer Chieh-hua Jeff Hsieh will perform a work titled Seventh Sense.
+Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) | NYC 2013