The American Corner at Marketplaces and Festivals

Meeting People. Seeing Work. Sharing Experiences. MAKING CONNECTIONS.

The American Corner delegation at PAMS 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. L-R: Dana Iova-Koga, Carolelinda Dickey, Andrea Snyder, Heidi Duckler, Bernard Schmidt, Shinichi Iova-Koga.

American Dance Abroad assists artistic directors, choreographers, administrators, and artist representatives/agents with access to marketplaces, international festivals, conferences, or other platforms for networking. We often host a space at marketplaces and form carefully balanced delegations of artists and managers to attend. Opportunities are constantly evolving, and levels of support vary. Please fill out this form to self-nominate if you’re interested in attending any the following events that we have travelled to/ will potentially travel to:

(listed alphabetically)

Aerowaves Spring Forward: Three day festival of promising emerging choreographers held in a different European city in April each year. March 23-25, 2018 – Sofia, Bulgaria.

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM): Australia’s leading, internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts. February 19-23, 2018 – Brisbane, Australia.

China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair (ChinaSPAF): The performing arts portion of the month-long China Shanghai International Arts Festival.  October, 2017 – Shanghai, China.

CINARS BiennaleInternational networking marketplace with showcases in dance, music, theatre, multidisciplinary arts and circus, occurring every two years in Québec. November 12-17, 2018 – Montreal, Canada.

Czech Dance Platform: Organized by the Tanec Praha civic association, presenting a selection of the most important works of contemporary dance and movement theatre in the past year. April, 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic.

ICE HOT: Nordic Dance Platform that aims to present Nordic contemporary dance at its best. December 12-16, 2018 – Reykjavik, Iceland.

International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA): Twice a year, ISPA Congresses bring together performing arts leaders to discover the next great idea, strengthen relationships, and rejuvenate their passion for the arts. January 9-11, 2018 – New York, NY; June 11-15, 2018 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

internationale tanzmesse NRW: The largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance, which takes place every two years (generally at the end of August). August 29-September 2, 2018 – Düsseldorf, Germany.

IETM: Network of performing arts organizations and individuals that holds two plenary meetings a year in different European cities, and smaller meetings all over the world. Satellite: March 18-25, 2018 – Cairo, Egypt;  Plenary Meeting: April 26-29, 2018 – Porto, Portugal

Performing Arts Market Seoul (PAMS): A window to contemporary performing arts in Asia. October 5-28, 2018 – Seoul, South Korea.

TPAM International Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama: An opportunity for international professionals in the contemporary performing arts to interact through performance and meetings. February  2018 – Yokohama, Japan


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