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Photo from NYC Winter Jazzfest 2023
Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC. A partnership among independent multidisciplinary festivals, indispensable industry convenings and international marketplaces, JanArtsNYC is one of the largest and most influential gatherings of its kind.
Featuring a diverse array of world-class public performances and innovative industry gatherings, JanArtsNYC is the world’s most comprehensive platform for celebrating and experiencing the newest work by artists in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.
Celebrating 11 years of partnership and the return to live events, the festivals organizers and industry conveners of JanArtsNYC have emerged both independently and also symbiotically around the annual gathering of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, known as the APAP|NYC conference.
Promotional support provided by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).
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Masterz at Work Dance Family at Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival 2023 Photo Credit Jada Rodriguez
Image from "William Shakespeare's As You Like It,
A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal," photo by Dahlia Katz
Under the Radar Festival
January 5-21, 2024
Over the past two decades, the Under the Radar theater festival has connected New York audiences with the world’s most innovative playwrights and risk-taking work from international performers. Dozens of major creators and rising voices - including Elevator Repair Service, Reggie Watts, Taylor Mac, Lemon Andersen, Whitney White, Belarus Free Theatre, and Ryan J. Haddad - have found a champion in the Festival in a manner that The New York Times has said “made (artists) feel as if, after working at the margins, they finally belonged within a larger conversation.”
In 2023, Under the Radar made headlines when their longtime sponsor, the Public Theater, was unable to maintain funding for the program. Many saw the untimely end of Under the Radar as indicative of an existential threat to the whole of accessible experimental theater. Now, in a show of necessary resilience, Under the Radar rises again in January 2024 with performances across the city.
New York 2024 ISPA Congress, Bridging the gap
January 9-11, 2024
ISPA’s 75th anniversary congress tackles Bridging the Gap.
Over 500 arts leaders from more than 50 regions will convene at the newly inaugurated Perelman Performing Arts Center to continue to explore 75 years of bringing arts professionals together and to discuss the issues facing our global community.
The performing arts have long provided an effective platform through which greater societal issues resonate. The arts sector itself grapples with the same challenges, including inequities, regional conflict, generational shifts, climate change, and scarcity of funding and training resources. These are just a few of the issues currently at hand. As we recover from years of significant upheaval, how can our sector overcome the gaps that currently exist? By reconciling these gaps in the performing arts, how can we affect positive change on greater society?
at the 2023 ISPA Congress
Photo by Steven Pisano
The joyce theater's american dance platform
january 9-14, 2024
Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's eighth annual American Dance Platform curated by dramaturg, scholar, and Jacob’s Pillow Associate Curator Melanie George.
This year’s lineup will include three unique programs: “Jazz at The Joyce,” featuring Dormeshia Tap Collective, Michelle N. Gibson, and Josette Wiggan Presents; the all-female trio Soles of Duende based in rhythms of Tap, Flamenco, and Kathak dance; and contemporary modern dance troupe Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
This season’s American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.
New York Live Arts | Live Artery
January 9-20, 2024
New York Live Arts | Live Artery is a dynamic festival featuring new and recent works by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. Live Artery provides a space for artists to network and share their work with presenters from around the world, which has led to commissions, tours and the building of long-term relationships. For the first time, the festival includes co-presentations with partner Under the Radar Festival, and off-site performances at The Chocolate Factory, Gibney, and The Collapsable Hole.
Live Artery 2024 proudly presents evening length works from Faye Driscoll, Lisa Fagan & Lena Engelstein, Roderick George, Dynasty Handbag, Albert Ibokwe Khoza, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, and Juliana May. Work-in-progress showings and excerpts include artists Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, Troy Anthony | The Fire Ensemble, Kimberly Bartosik/daela, Wally Cardona, Miguel Gutierrez, Jasmine Hearn, Wanjiru Kamuyu | WKcollective, Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory, and Shamel Pitts I TRIBE. An artist salon will contain short presentations from Beth Gill, Benjamin Akio Kimitch, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Derek Lee McPhatter, and Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born I Sweat Variant.
Dynasty Handbag: "Titanic Depression" - Courtesy of the artist and Pioneer Works. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk
Masterz at Work Dance Family with Courtney Washington performed during Works & Process’s Underground Uptown Dance Festival 2023
Photo: Works & Process/Titus Ogilvie-Laing
Works & Process underground uptown dance festival
January 10-16, 2024
At the Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival see NYC’s extraordinary underground club, social and street dance artists in a January 12 takeover of Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and all week see modern and contemporary dance in the Guggenheim's subterranean Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater.
Alice Tully Hall stage includes Ephrat Asherie Dance, Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC!, Ladies of Hip-Hop, MasterZ at Work Dance Family, The Missing Element with The Beatbox House, and Princess Lockerooo’s The Fabulous Waack Dancers. In the lobby, Mai Le Ho’s LayeRhythm, Kwikstep and Rokafella’s Behind The Groove, and the Underground Uptown Ball call for all to jump into the cypher.
At the Guggenheim, see Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland, Tatiana Desardouin’s Passion Fruit Dance Company, Kayla Farrish, Jack Ferver, Kash Gaines, Francesca Harper, Jeremy Jacob, Alec Knight, Lloyd Knight, Ladies of Hip-Hop, Pontus Lidberg, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley, and Preeti Vasudevan.
All projects resourced long-term from studio-to-stage with fully-funded Works & Process LaunchPAD creative residencies, spanning 14 residency partners in MA, NJ, and NY.
nyc winter jazzfest
january 10-18, 2024
Celebrating 20 years NYC Winter Jazzfest is proud to continue highlighting artists deserving greater attention while nurturing an audience for Black American Music, and amplifying artists' messages of justice, wellness and progressive change on and off stage. The artists in resident Shabaka will perform in five different ensembles with artists including esperanza spalding, Gary Bartz, Joe Lovano, Nicole Mitchell, Jason Moran, Saul Williams, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Brandee Younger (and others), and will discuss the universality of jazz with South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini. Other Festival highlights include the signature two-day marathon in each Manhattan and Brooklyn, celebrating the music of Max Roach, Alice Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, James Mtume, nightly shows at Nublu, and much more.
Image from NYC Winter Jazzfest 2023
Photo credit Malinda Thurz
prototype: opera | theatre | now
January 10-21, 2024
PROTOTYPE: OPERA l THEATRE l NOW is a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, two trailblazers in the creation and presentation of contemporary, multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre works. The pioneering festival is the only one of its kind in New York City and is a model now emulated around the country – producing and presenting a wide spectrum of works, from intimate black-box experiences to larger chamber opera productions, valuing artistic, curatorial, and producorial risk-taking.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Congress and Unity Festival
january 11-13, 2024
Experience the pinnacle of jazz culture at Jazz at Lincoln Center's dual celebration, blending intellectual discourse and vibrant performances! Jazz Congress, an annual conference, unites artists, media, and industry leaders globally, fostering the exchange of ideas to nurture and expand the jazz community. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the inaugural Unity Festival—a dynamic weekend of non-stop music and entertainment. The House of Swing comes alive with beats from 15 diverse acts, seamlessly uniting JALC favorites and global jazz talents. This extraordinary week uplifts and expands the JALC community, creating an unmissable celebration that bridges the intellectual depths of Jazz Congress with the vibrant sounds of Unity Festival. Join us for a unique combination of insightful discussions and soul-stirring performances!
Jazz Congress 2020. Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller.
Image of Richard Kennedy. Photo by Nir Arieli
Performance Space New York Presents Richard Kennedy "Hybrid Peasant"
January 11-13, 2024
Prepare to be transported to the realm of Hybrid Peasant, a three-act tragic comedy operetta that delves deep into the enigmatic landscape of the “Nightmerican dream.” Richard Kennedy creates a mirror, reflecting the dystopian realities of society under capitalism, experienced through the lives of “the housed citizens of Hirth.” This disruptive piece unravels the narrative of a workers’ uprising, all the while challenging our very notions of value, progress, and the all-too-common “crabs in a barrel” mentality that permeates the world of public housing and makes light of bottoming for capitalism.
Kennedy beckons us to surrender to the boundless potential within ourselves. Through his work, he provides us with the keys to unlock dormant abilities and teaches us how to take flight. It’s a powerful call to action, urging us to ascend collectively by nourishing each other, forging a path towards liberation."
January 12-16, 2024
APAP|NYC is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the annual members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. Called by the Wall Street Journal "the spawning ground for the world-wide music and performing arts industries", the APAP conference has been the gravitational hub for the JanArtsNYC festivals and convenings for decades. In 2024, more than 3000 conference attendees---artists, agents, presenters, producers, venue operators, funders, and arts administrators---will convene for community, commerce, learning, and discovery, as well as the networking, inspiration, and opportunities that drive the live performing arts forward.
UP Next at APAP|NYC+ 2023
Photo Credit Adam Kissick/APAP
Photo by Sean Chee
Globalfest at lincoln center
January 14, 2024
"globalFEST is one of the most dynamic global music platforms, growing from an acclaimed festival/showcase into a catalytic non-profit service organization for curators, artists, and the performing arts field.
For twenty plus years, the cultural catalysts at globalFEST have been opening minds and hearts to unexpected musical discoveries through their annual festival in what NPR Music calls “a thrill ride” with artists like Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tanya Tagaq, and DakhaBrakha."
National Sawdust Presents Hess Is More: Apollonian Circles
January 16-17, 2024
National Sawdust commissions, produces, and presents cultural programming rooted in sound, supporting artists in various disciplines who are passionate about experimentation and innovation. In its intimate venue equipped with a state-of-the-art spatial sound system, National Sawdust connects audiences to the performing arts’ powers to inspire deep thinking, joy, and uphold human dignity.
This January, we welcome you to experience programming centered around our Artists In Residence, focus on international exchange and mission-aligned partnerships.
Michela Marino Lerman and Love Movement