January In NYC
Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts come together to experience the most comprehensive celebration of the performing arts around the globe. Spotlighting the best and newest in theater, dance, opera and music with more than 1,500 world-class showcases, concerts and public programs, as well as conferences, professional development, keynote speakers, and networking, this partnership of leading public festivals and industry events demonstrates how rich, vibrant, vast and diverse the performing arts are.
Performance Space 122's COIL Festival
2018 dates forthcoming
Returning for its twelfth year with 13 individual events, PS122's COIL Festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, PS122's Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live, and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced.
The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival (UTR)
January 4-21, 2018
The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is a festival of new theater, widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad. UTR offers a crash course in theater created by some of the most dynamic artists working today, and provides a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form. The festival also features a symposium for industry professionals (Jan. 11 and 12, 2018).
Chamber Music America's 40th Anniversary Conference
January 5-7, 2018
Chamber Music America is the national network for the chamber music profession, which includes ensembles, presenters, composers, educators, music businesses and others involved in early, classical, contemporary, jazz and world chamber music. CMA's national conference includes inspiring keynotes, small group sessions and workshops, ensemble showcases, concerts and networking events.
January 7-20, 2018
PROTOTYPE is an annual festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from New York City and around the world, co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE. The fifth anniversary season in 2017 showcases the full range of operatic expression across seven featured presentations, from chamber opera to music-theatre to multimedia productions to staged song cycles to genre-blending cabaret: evidence of why Opera News declared PROTOTYPE “a major leader in opera theatre for the twenty-first century," and The New York Times proclaimed "this vibrant festival becomes more central to the future of opera with every passing year.”
NYC Winter Jazzfest
January 8-16, 2018
Since launching as a one-day festival in 2005, Winter Jazzfest has expanded to multiple days and numerous venues, showcasing hundreds of artists and attracting thousands of attendees each year. Set against the historic backdrop of the Village the festival helps to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the downtown neighborhood while providing an intimate and energized environment for audiences to experience today's incredibly diverse and thriving jazz and creative music community.
The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform
January 9-14, 2018
Now in its second year, the American Dance Platform initiative continues to showcase some of the most captivating American companies performing today. This year’s festival, curated by Alicia B. Adams, vice president of International Programming and Dance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, features an eclectic roster of artists. They include Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Ragamala Dance Company, Company | E, Lucky Plush Productions, Davalois Fearon, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, CONTRA-TIEMPO and RAWdance, with each of the eight companies performing twice throughout a week of double bills. The initiative is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
January 9-16, 2018
Created by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center in January 2010, American Realness is a festival of contemporary dance and performance. An internationally recognized platform for the discovery of new works from subversive artists, tearing at the boundaries of their forms, American Realness commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance. Since 2014, the eleven-day festival has expanded its scope to include the work of international artists, engaging a global dialogue around the practice and presentation of contemporary dance and performance.
ISPA’s 101st Congress
January 9-11, 2018
The International Society for the Performing Arts will welcome an inclusive network of more than 500 leaders representing 185 cities around the world. The New York Congress will include discussions, networking, and performances addressing the theme Currents of Change: Arts, Power and Politics. And don’t forget the parties! Join us as we explore in and through the arts the realities and opportunities of an ever-changing society.
Jazz Connect Conference
January 11-12, 2018
In its fifth year, the Jazz Connect Conference has become one of the leading gatherings for jazz professionals around the world. Under the theme of "The Family of Jazz,” the conference will be held at Saint Peter's Church in New York City and will bring together a wide cross-section of the jazz community for over a dozen workshops and 5 plenary sessions, on a variety of timely and engaging subjects. Moderators and panelists include an impressive cross-section of worldwide artists and professionals.
Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-conference
January 11-12, 2018
Organized by music PR firm Rock Paper Scissors and globalFEST, Inc., the APAP Global Music Pre-conference is the largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S. The two-day World Music pre-conference at APAP|NYC will include lively discussions and workshops on the latest issues and concerns in the world music field.
January 12-16, 2018
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) presents the world's premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals, and its 61st annual members conference, APAP|NYC 2018, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public.
January 14, 2018
In its 15th year, globalFEST will once again feature a dozen global music artists at NYC’s iconic Webster Hall. Designed to showcase striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds from tour-ready artists from across the global scene, globalFEST’s January festival is one of several initiatives—from the globalFEST (gF) Touring Fund and a gF-branded North American tour, to yearly stages at high-profile events like Bonnaroo and SXSW—the fast-growing organization undertakes to support its mission of bringing more global music to more venues and audiences around the U.S. and Canada.