I attended the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase (IPAY) in Madison, America last week to talk about Renae Shadler & Collaborators community engagement projects and international collaborations. I was in good company on the Australian Booth alongside Circa, Polygolt Theatre, Blackhole Theatre and others.
IPAY is an annual event for artists and presenters to meet and discuss new topics in the field, to showcase full-length presentations and promote work being created internationally for young audiences. While the realities of touring in Northern America are daunting in terms of visas and funding, I had many good conversations and was interested in the way people were contextualising and discussing their work. It again reminded how varied the conditions for making and presenting creative work are in different countries, even within Western society.
International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase
18-21 January 2017