Cultural Spotlights at Showcase 2020
Experience Finnish Dance and Circus/Dance and Circus Info
Friday, January 24
Philadelphia Film Center
Through a collaboration between CircusInfo Finland and DanceInfo Finland, a Finnish Delegation of artists and producers is present at IPAY for the very first time! This small but powerful delegation is representative of a much larger sector focussed on dance and circus for young audiences and families. They join us here in Philadelphia to generate contacts and networks aiming towards future collaborations.
CircusInfo Finland provides information services on professional circus in Finland. It supports and coordinates the artistic and cultural development of Finnish circus by creating and maintaining international relationships and contacts through its strong networks, promotional activities and mentoring.
DanceInfo Finland is an expert of Finnish dance art. It offers services and counselling, informs and advocates. Domestic and international projects form a major part of DanceInfo Finland’s activities. They provide multiple working possibilities for Finnish dance professionals, develop the operating conditions of Finnish dance field and also open up the world of dance for larger audiences.
IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND
What's the Craic?
Sponsored by Culture Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland
Wednesday, January 22
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
IPAY has a long history of showcasing great touring productions from Irish companies. This full hour cultural spotlight will provide a glimpse into the greater sector of performing arts for young audiences that is being created and presented in an “all-island” Irish spotlight.
The Irish delegation features artists, festivals, producers and funders whom will provide an overview of the sector including great puppetry, theatre, dance and circus productions as well as connections to outstanding international festivals. Experience the Wednesday pitch, raise a glass of cheer with them afterwards, see their work on stage in showcases and spotlights, and connect with them throughout the week. Guaranteed good craic!