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Announcing New York 2020 ISPA Congress Pitch New Works Projects

Monday, November 25, 2019   (0 Comments)

New York, NY, USA (November 25, 2019) – The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) announced the ten selected Pitch New Works projects that will be presented at the New York 2020 ISPA Congress, Reframing the Conversation: Art and Borders.

These ten projects represent a diverse mix of genres and disciplines and are an exciting reflection of the new works in development across the globe. ISPA will be welcoming back Anthony Sargent CBE, CEO of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts & Creativity, to host the session. The ten projects include:

A Million Miles Away | Huang Yi Studio + | Dance | Taiwan
Drumming / Drum It Again (working title) | Candoco Dance Company | Dance | United Kingdom
Fire In My Mouth | Bang on a Can | Music | United States
Grande Forme | Le Patin Libre | Other | Canada
If Walls Could Sing | Dumbworld | Interdisciplinary | Ireland
Leviathan | Circa Contemporary Circus | Circus | Australia
Plata Quemada | TeatroCinema | Multimedia | Chile
Prince Hamlet | Why Not Theatre | Theater | Canada
Samsara | Aakash Odedra Company | Dance | United Kingdom/ China
Train With No Midnight | Beth Morrison Projects | Music Theater | United States

Pitch Projects for New York 2020 ISPA Congress

The Pitch New Works projects were selected from a pool of 85 applications by ISPA’s Pitch New Works Committee. The committee is chaired by Piotr Turkiewicz, Head of International Development and Programming at the National Forum of Music in Poland; and includes David Baile, CEO, ISPA; Clothilde Cardinal, Director of Programming, Places Des Arts; Jonathan Holloway, Artistic Director, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Igor Lozada, Director, Universidad de Guadalajara; and Hanako Yamaguchi, Director, Music Programming, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Delegates of the upcoming New York 2020 ISPA Congress can catch these 10 remarkable projects at the Pitch New Works session, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Times Center. Immediately following the session, delegates will have an opportunity to meet the presenters at ISPA’s ProEx (Professional Exchange).


About ISPA: The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is a global association of more than 500 arts management leaders from 56 regions, who come together with the shared goal of strengthening and developing the arts internationally. We achieve this by building leadership ability, by recognizing and discussing field-wide trends and new developments, and by deepening global exchange through the arts. ISPA members include presenters, performing arts organizations, artist managers, competitions, funders, consultants and other professionals working in the performing arts. Founded in 1948 by Patrick Hayes, 2019 marked ISPA's 70th Anniversary.

About Pitch New Works: 
ISPA's Pitch New Works Program provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Twice a year, ten submissions are selected to be presented to hundreds of performing arts professionals at ISPA's Congresses. View roster of past Pitch New Works projects. Read Pitch New Works success stories.

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