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
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.
COIL 2017 Performance Festival
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.”
American Realness Returns to Abrons Arts Center
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.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference
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!