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Dutch keynote on art and young brains at IPAY Showcase in Place

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From 4-31 January 2021, IPAY Showcase in Place 3: Superbloom brings shows for young people from all over the world to your screen. After live performances by Netherlands-based theatre and dance companies at IPAY Showcase in 2019 and 2020, the orange streak continues with a virtual keynote by science journalist Mark Mieras on 13 January 2021.
IPAY Showcase is a platform for theatre companies from all over the world that cater to young audiences. After having presented the Official Selection and performing arts for young audiences created by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and the Disabled Community, the third and last part of Showcase in Place 2021 is themed Superbloom. This theme focuses on innovation, new creation, digital and online offerings and any other new ideas coming out of this COVID world.

Virtual keynote on art and young brains

What happens in young people's brains when they encounter and engage with art? How can art — and performing arts for young audiences in particular — make a difference in academic achievement, success in life, and happiness?

Tune in for the virtual keynote by Dutch science journalist Mark Mieras on January 13, 2021 at 10am (EST), followed by a Q&A. Sign up for the event (for free) through this link. After signing up, you'll receive a confirmation email that holds the Zoom link to the keynote.

Never Grow Up!

The virtual keynote is hosted in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts and Dutch Culture USA (a programme by the Netherlands Consulate General in New York), and part of the Never Grow Up! programme. Launched in 2019, Never Grow Up! brings an abundance of Dutch film, literature and performing arts for young audiences to the United States. The programme presents and shares a wide range of work from the Netherlands for young audiences at festivals, conferences and other platforms, all representing a respect for young people and dedication to youth culture as an autonomous art form.
A sneak preview of the topics Mark Mieras will be discussing in the Kindling Session
Theatergroep Kwatta presented 'Jabberbabble' in Philadelphia as part of OFF-IPAY Showcase 2019. Photo: Laura Luca