Montreal, Novembre 5, 2020 — Eager to maintain its role as a key international networking hub for the world's leading performing arts players, Montreal-based CINARS will be holding a new five-day digital event, CINARS Web, starting November 9th, which will bridge the gap with the 19th CINARS Biennial, which was postponed earlier this year to the spring of 2021.
Looking at the context of uncertainty and anxiety of recent months and its impact on the performing arts in particular, the CEO and founder of CINARS, Alain Paré, said that the community «needs more than ever an international meeting. » According to him, «CINARS Web will offer a multidisciplinary event necessary at this time of the health crisis. We need to regroup together in order to exchange and debate on how to reappropriate our respective destinies, literally".
A programming in tune with the needs
The five-day program offers participants live taped performances followed by interviews with the artistic team, presentations of postponed or developing touring artistic projects, a virtual exhibition room with various exhibitor booths, private meeting rooms for personalized B2B exchanges, and a centralized system for networking based on participants' common interests. Participants will also have access to conferences and round tables bringing together various partners and organizations from the dance, circus, music, theater and cultural diversity sectors. A much-anticipated conference will also be delivered in partnership with RésiliArt - UNESCO. All this will be done via a single platform for "real" immersion.
All looking to the future!
"We are all eager to see the light at the end of the tunnel and we all want to move forward," added Alain Paré. "With CINARS Web and in the spirit of the CINARS Biennial, we hope to create opportunities for the near future that will be made of international tours thanks to the links that will have been either renewed or created between professionals in the field. Our common future depends on it," he concluded.
CINARS (International Conference for the Performing Arts) was born in 1984 from a desire to innovate shared by a few representatives of artistic companies and agents of visionary artists who had the audacity to open up to new audiences and territories. Since then, CINARS' goal has been to create a global gathering place to showcase the talent and originality of artists from Quebec, Canada and abroad, with the goal of developing international tours. With the CINARS Biennale, this non-profit organization has thus created the world's first multidisciplinary performing arts market. It is a flagship event in the international cultural landscape and CINARS has become a world-renowned reference service in fostering international exchanges for the performing arts.Every two years, close to 2,000 agents, companies, artists, presenters and observers come to Montreal from some 55 countries around the world.
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