A Month of Performance Festivals Begins


Neal Medlyn as Champagne Jerry

If you’re a fan of performing arts, January is an exciting month with tons of festivals, conferences and events planned all over the New York area. It can be overwhelming, so we put together a list of suggestions of events to check out. Below are some events and performances by a few of the artists Creative Capital has supported.

Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater

"Black Light" by Jomama Jones

“Black Light” by Jomama Jones

For the past thirteen years, The Public has hosted the Under the Radar festival, which has become one of the de facto launching pads for many performing artists. There’s a lot to check out this year, including performances by Neal Medlyn as Champagne Jerryand a new Jomama Jones performance by Daniel Alexander Jones.

Click here to view the full schedule.

COIL 2017 Performance Festival

"La Medea" by Yara Travieso

“La Medea” by Yara Travieso

The annual COIL festival organized by PS122 at venues across New York City hosts some of the most exciting live performance on the market. “We don’t present objects, static fixed ideas,” writes Artistic Director, Vallejo Gantner. “These are living, breathing, complicated, flawed and wonderful performances.” This year, choreographer Yara Travieso will premiere her wonderfully complex Creative Capital project, La Medea, co-presented with BRIC and Dance Film Association Jan 20-22. The New Yorker says the performance “recasts the Euripides tragedy as a live TV tell-all.”

Read more about La Medea and COIL 2017

American Realness Returns to Abrons Arts Center

"Twenty Looks" by Trajal Harrell

“Twenty Looks” by Trajal Harrell

When American Realness began in 2010, the organizers sought to present new dance and contemporary performance that was reshaping the boundaries of these artistic forms. This year seeks to do the same, with an incredible list of performers and artists. Trajal Harrell is among the artists joining the roster, with his epic series of works entitled, Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church.

Read more about Trajal Harrell’s performance and American Realness

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference


Taylor Mac

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (or APAP) is one of the world’s premiere gatherings of performing arts professionals. They ofer all kinds of speakers, presentations and networking activities for people in the field. But they also have special events—like “UP NEXT,” an artist pitch session—and performances scheduled. Check out APAP’s detailed schedule here, and make sure you catch the closing speaker, artist Taylor Mac!


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Alex Teplitzky studies and implements tools for arts organizations and artists to express themselves on the web and through social media. He has worked for a wide variety of galleries and museums including the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Claire Oliver Gallery, the Jen Bekman Gallery, the Richard Feigen Gallery and Ray Johnson Estate. In 2010, Alex moved to New York to study at the Draper John W. Draper Graduate Program at NYU where he wrote his thesis on artists' visual deconstruction of the media's representation of terrorism and violence. He has written arts articles for Art F City, Hyperallergic, Eros Mortis and he manages an art blog called Tout Petit la Planète. He also DJs at various venues in New York City under the alias Nabocough. He has worked as Communications Associate at Creative Capital since 2014.

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