WHAT TO DO: We are the world
Wednesday, Jan. 18-Saturday, Jan. 21, Overture Center
Madison hosts this year’s International Performing Arts for Youth conference, bringing together artists and venue administrators from around the world. A number of showcase performances are free and open to the public, including L’Aubergine (Canada), Red Bridge Arts (United Kingdom) and Theatre Lovett (Ireland). For schedule and ticket reservations, see overture.org/events/ipay-2017.
"Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards" (United States)
Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards invite the audience to come along on a Crescent City-inspired music adventure, celebrating jazz as part of America’s music heritage. This interactive program delves into the history and development of jazz from its origins in Congo Square to the present. Ash introduces twentieth-century jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and shares family stories about her grandfather's work for voting rights and learning to make beignets with her mother. The performance includes a call-and-response sing-along, an imagined Mardi Gras parade, and a grand finale that will have the audience up on its feet.
International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) is the premiere membership organization in the world today servicing and supporting the professional community of performing arts for young audiences. Their membership is comprised of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators, and students that are dedicated and involved in producing, presenting, and promoting all forms of theater, music, dance, circus, puppetry, and more.
The IPAY Showcase is an annual conference with a focus on performing arts for young audiences to see performances and learn from networking and professional development.
Tickets for the showcases are FREE and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are also available for pick up at the Overture Center Ticket Office in advance or on the day-of-show.
Wed 1/18/17 4:00PM
IPAY: Anatomy of the Piano More Information Buy Tickets
Wed 1/18/17 7:45PM
IPAY: Wild! More Information Buy Tickets
Wed 1/18/17 9:00PM
IPAY: Darius & Twig More Information Buy Tickets
Thu 1/19/17 8:00PM
IPAY: L'Aubergine More Information Buy Tickets
Fri 1/20/17 8:00PM
IPAY: They Called Her Vivaldi More Information Buy Tickets
Sat 1/21/17 9:30AM
IPAY: Jazzy Ash/Leaping Lizard More Information Buy Tickets
Sat 1/21/17 12:30PM
IPAY: Sinbad the Sailor