Underground Uptown Dance Festival, Prototype Opera Festival, More Featured in 2024 JanArtsNYC Lineup | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Underground Uptown Dance Festival, Prototype Opera Festival, More Featured in 2024 JanArtsNYC Lineup

The series of public performances and industry gatherings will kick off January 5 and continue throughout the month.

The New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) has announced the full lineup of programming for JanArts NYC, an annual series of public performances and industry gatherings held at venues throughout the city. 

This year's programming will kick off January 5, 2024, and continue throughout the month, with more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts participating. 

First in the series of performing arts events is the return of the Under the Radar Festival, featuring experimental theatrical work, including works from international creators, Off Off-Broadway companies, and emerging artists. This year's festival will feature works by Cliff Cardinal, Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Dynasty Handbag, and more. Click here for the festival lineup.

From January 9-11, the International Society for the Performing Arts will hold a "Bridging the Gap" congress, where 500+ arts leaders from 50+ regions will explore issues facing the global performing arts community. From January 9-14, the Joyce Theater will present its American Dance Platform, featuring three unique programs of various dance styles. 

New York Live Arts' Live Artery will be held January 9-20, featuring fresh works of various mediums by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. From January 10-16, Works and Process will present its Underground Uptown Dance Festival, showcasing NYC's underground club, social, and street dance artists.

From January 10-18, NYC Winter Jazzfest will feature various jazz artists, with a focus on highlighting Black American music. Also beginning January 10 and running through January 21 is the Prototype Opera Festival, which will present a series of operas including three world premieres. 

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals will hold its NYC members conference January 12-16, which will gather artists, agents, producers, and more for community building and professional development.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will hold a Jazz Congress January 11, followed by the Unity Festival January 12-13, which will feature 15 unique jazz acts. On January 14, Lincoln Center will continue its programming with globalFEST, a festival showcasing both international and American regional music.

From January 11-13, Performance Space New York will present Richard Kennedy's Hybrid Peasant, a three-act tragic comedy operetta exploring the "Nightmerican dream." Finally, National Sawdust will present Hess is More's Apollonian Series, a concert series combining elements of electronic music, jazz, theatre, and performance arts.

"JanArtsNYC, an initiative that curates all of NYC's incredible live performance activity in January under one name, demonstrates this administration's commitment to supporting the live performance sector as they chart a course through unprecedented times," says MOME Commissioner Pat Swinney Kaufman in a statement. "By uniting under this moniker all partners, including the Under the Radar Festival, the 20th anniversary of Winter Jazz Fest, and the APAP conference, benefit from a collective effort to make NYC in January synonymous with theatre and live performance to both local and global audiences

Visit JanArtsNYC.org.

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!