SPARK Pre-Conference with TYA/USA: January 21, 2020
Upcoming Deadlines for Showcase 2020
Registration for Showcase and SPARK Pre-Conference is now open!
Wednesday, January 22 to
Saturday, January 25 in Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, January 21: IPAY Pre-Conference SPARK in partnership with TYA/USA
Full length Showcases and Show & Tell Spotlights of performances for young audiences from around the world. Kindling, Keynote Speeches, Exhibit Hall, Cultural Spotlights, Sponsored Stages, Off-IPAY Independent Showcases, networking events and more!
Discounts for IPAY Members!
Register before November 20 for additional Early Bird Discount.
Get to know IPAY's 2020 Showcase Artists!
Showcase video shot and edited by Brittany Parker of Bee Parks and The Hornets
Featuring video courtesy of 2020 juried Showcase Artists
Kindling 2020: TWIST & FLIP
an exploration of Circus and Dance for Young Audiences
Step right up! Step right up! Step right up!
Feast your eyes, minds, and imaginations on the whirling, the twirling, the twisting, the daring, and the disciplined. IPAY Kindling 2020 shines a spotlight on the centre ring with a focus on circus and dance for young audiences.Deviate from the path of traditional theatrical devices to explore the blurring of lines between performative styles; discover new points of intersection - new networks, new touring opportunities, and new genre-specific creation processes. Flip your perception of narrative structures, educational links, and social impact through circus and dance.
The 'Black Card' Project at Kindling 2019
TWIST & FLIP will combine sessions proposed by IPAY members through ACCELERANT with a curated learning platform of workshops, plenaries, kitchen table discussions, and critical response.
January 21, 2020
SPARK: Pre-Conference in partnership with TYA/USA
Registration discounts for SPARK Pre-Conference for IPAY and TYA/USA members.
TYA/USA members receive a 10% discount on any Showcase conference registration with a code. Request discount code by emailing
Listen and share.
Inspiration. Action. Debate. Discussion.
Collaboration. Partnership. Gathering.
SPARK continues to evolve as a pre-Showcase gathering place in which all of the above and more can happen, igniting our thoughts and ideas as we enter the full IPAY Showcase experience. Originally conceived as a means to better connect with local area artists when Showcase travelled the country, SPARK continues to offer a connection point for Philadelphia area artists as well as international delegates to come together in service and support of performing arts for young audiences.
SPARK Pre-Conference in 2020 will once again be produced in partnership with our colleagues at TYA/USA and will have points of intersection with the Kindling 2020 TWIST & FLIP programming during Showcase this year.
Circus and dance will lead the dialogues throughout the week, which presents an opportunity to delve into topics such as:
cross-disciplinary approaches to creating work for young audiences (including devising or collaborative creation processes)
exploring different approaches to telling a story
marketing of non-title driven productions
social impact through performing arts experiences
as well as full day artistic masterclasses by international artists!
Join the growing number of delegates and community members that come for SPARK and stay for Showcase for the best combination of stimulating dialogue and live international performance. We look forward to hearing your voice igniting the conversation.