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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR CHOREOGRAPHY
You choreographed a great piece with your dancers and now you wish to share it with world.
Do you need a producer, manager, agent, presenter or collaborator?
Feel the pulse of the industry when you attend an international conference and performing arts markets. Meet other colleagues who focus on specific areas of practice, research, current issues or topics of interest to the field.
Choreographers and dance innovators in various specialties share knowledge, exchange practices and problem-solving techniques. Networking and consortia meetings provide platforms to talk about issues and explore opportunities for partnerships.
Here is our short recommendation for markets and presenters of choreography:
ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS (APAP)- NEW YORK, USA
The APAP conference and market place is the world's largest networking forum and marketplace for performing arts professionals including dancers and choreographers. More than 3,600 presenters, including dance artists, choreographers, managers, agents and emerging arts leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries convene in the city for five days of professional development, business deals and exciting performances.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS(ISPA) - NEW YORK + GLOBAL CITY
ISPA is a global network of more than 450 leaders in the performing arts with representation from more than 185 cities and all regions of the globe. Members include facilities, performing arts organizations, including dance artists, choreographers, artist managers, competitions, funders, consultants and other professionals working in the performing arts. ISPA holds two Congresses a year, one in New York and one in a different global city for expanding personal and professional networks, learning about performing arts around the world, and facilitating leaders in their careers both locally and internationally.
The CINARS Biennale in Montreal, Canada is an international exchange for the Performing Arts. The event has become an indispensable multidisciplinary event, in which one can develop international touring opportunities, build solid relationships with professionals from all over the world, as well as sharpen one’s professional skill-set and knowledge base. CINARS gathers around 1,500 participants from 40 countries and presents over 160 shows throughout the week.
CanDance is Canada's national network supporting the creation and distribution of contemporary dance. Their 43 members across the country are professional dance presenters. Members cooperate on commissioning and touring projects, showcases and professional development. Through these activities, the network furthers the Canadian public's access to dance and enjoyment of dance events.
EUROPEAN DANCE HOUSE NETWORK (EDN)- VIENNA, AUSTRIA
EDN presents, promotes and supports international contemporary dance through an annual ongoing programme. Its mission is promoting diverse artists and aesthetical diversity. EDN has an ongoing artistic development programme with engagements in 36 dance theater houses across most European countries. The network regularly engaged with dance and related issues at local and international levels and it has designated facilities for dance research, residency, production and presentation.
TANZMESSE (ITNRW)- DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
The INTERNATIONALE TANZMESSE NRW hosts the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance. At the Tanzmesse, artists from more than 50 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia find an equal opportunity to present their work to a professional audience. The Tanzmesse is an event dedicated to contemporary dance without any specific geographical focus that brings together over 1,600 professionals.
ICE HOT NORDIC DANCE PLATFORM- COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
ICE HOT Nordic Dance is a Nordic collaboration concept and brand, developed to present and promote Nordic contemporary dance. ICE HOT Nordic Dance aims at promoting Nordic dance artists and companies internationally, enhancing their networking possibilities, and expanding international working and touring opportunities for Finish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish choreographers. ICE HOT Nordic Dance partners include Dance Info Finland, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dansens Hus Oslo, Dansehallerne DK and Performing Arts Iceland.
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS MARKET (APAM)- BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
APAM is Australia’s leading, internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established by the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national sector and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance. APAM’s key purpose continues to be the increase of international and national touring opportunities for Australian contemporary performing arts groups and artists.
PERFORMING ARTS NETWORK JAPAN- JAPAN
Performing Arts Network Japan is a site dedicated to disseminating information about the stimulating and highly diverse Japanese performing arts scene. With an eye to the international performing arts scene, each month Performing Arts Network Japan introduces presenters who are presently active on the international stage.
CHINA INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FAIR (CIPAF)- CHINA
CIPAF is a marketplace and conference organized by the China Association of Performing Arts, an important association of Chinese presenters. The event moves from one city to another every year. Participants, exhibitors and performers are invited to apply and register for this large-scale event attracting performing arts professionals from China, Asia and beyond. The fair includes the opening ceremony, performing arts exhibitions, forum speeches and discussions, and live showcases, also serves as a gathering and reunion for producer, agents, theatres and government culture officers.
PERFORMING ARTS MARKET IN SEOUL (PAMS)- SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
The PAMS is Korea's premier contemporary performing arts event, as well as the platform for Asian and international performing arts professionals. It takes place every year under the organization of the Korea Arts Management Service. Its aim is to promote the creation and production of activities in the performing arts and encourage their rational distribution and overseas expansion. With features such as showcases of outstanding works in the performing arts, booth exhibitions, and a variety of academic and networking programs, it provides a setting for information exchanges among performing arts professionals in Korea and abroad.
WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE (WAA)- WESTERN STATES, USA
WAA is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces. Serving members since 1967, WAA's annual booking conference and its year-round programs are essential for artists, artist managers, presenters, and other performing arts professionals in the west. More than 680 artists, managers, presenters, arts service organizations, and state arts agencies know WAA as a trusted and vital resource.