CAPACOA at CINARS Schedule

CAPACOA @ CINARS

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

800 - 1630

Registration

You can pick up your badge at the CAPACOA / Ticketpro that will be located at the banquet level of the hotel Bonaventure

Ticketpro

900 - 1200

Verdun / Lachine rooms, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

The Exchange: Indigenous Presentation

CAPACOA is collaborating with Ontario Presents and the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) in the creation of a cultural safety training program for Indigenous Presentation. We are at the beginning of a long-term relationship where we maintain an open and honest environment with a commitment to respect and moving forward.

Gathering strategies of resistance and their intersection with Indigenous performance will contribute to the development of a cultural safety training program for the performing arts. This knowledge will provide a foundation for how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Presenters can engage in meaningful cross-cultural collaboration.

Join us for The Exchange: Indigenous Presentation featuring:

Merindah Donnelly - from what is now called Australia

Merindah Donnelly

Merindah Donnelly is a Koori woman based in Brisbane, Queensland. Merindah has a background in dance. She has worked across all art forms in Market Development at the Australia Council for the Arts. Merindah has worked as creative producer for festivals and events, in 2014 Merindah started work at BlakDance, the national peak body for contemporary Indigenous dance in Australia.

 

 Ben Graetz - from what is now called Australia

Ben Graetz

Ben Graetz is a descendant of the Muran and Malak Malak Clans in the Northern Territory and of Badu Island on the Torres Strait Islands of Australia. He is a versatile and original artist who is passionate about creating new Australian work. He is interested in all elements of the performing arts and is keen to combine his creative talents to develop theatre that moves, excites and challenges an audience. He would like to use his producing, directing, performance and writing skills to create and be a part of work that is new, innovative and dynamic. He is currently the Creative Producer of new work with Ilbijerri Theatre Company in Australia and the Co-Owner of Party Passport themed pop-up dance parties and interactive festival events.

Emilie Monnet -  from Turtle Island (North America)

Emilie Monnet

Emilie Monnet is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is at the intersection of theatre, performance and media arts. She founded Onishka Productions in 2011 to create and present work that favours collaborative creative processes while exploring themes of identity, memory, history and transformation. Her most recent creation TSEKAN was presented at OFFTA 2016. Émilie’s heritage is Anishnaabe and French, and she lives in Montreal.

 

André Dudemaine - from Turtle Island (North America)

André Dudemaine

André Dudemaine was the co-president of the Tercentennial Commemoration of the Grand Peace Treaty of Montreal (1709 -2001). From 2002-2004, he sat on the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. He has created a short experimental film, Abijévis, screened at the Belfort Festival (1986) and taught a course in First Nations and Films at Concordia University. He has collaborated on several different magazines, including Hors Champs, 24 Images and Recherches amérindiennes au Québec. In 1990, Dudemaine co-founded Terres en Vue, the Montreal-based organization that produces Montreal First Peoples festival: an urban event, that showcases international Indigenous performers, artists, authors and film makers. He sits on the board of Culture Montreal and is also a founding member of DestiNATIONS, a centre for Indigenous arts and cultures to be built in Montreal. André Dudemaine is a member of Innu community of Mashteuiatsh.

 

Co-facilitated by Cole Alvis (IPAA) and Judy Harquail.

 

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance Ontario Presents Canada

1200 - 1320

Lunch on your own

For a quick lunch, you can access Place Bonaventure's food court with the hotel's elevators.

1330 - 1520

Verdun / Lachine rooms, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

Blow your Mind: Perception (and Presentation) of Disability Aesthetics

What is disability aesthetics? How can you recognize it in performance work? And how do you prepare your audiences for it? Each ‘temporarily-abled’ person has varying degrees of familiarity (or discomfort) with disabilities, as well as abled-person centrisms and biases. And, each of these filters can engender highly personal receptions and perceptions of disability arts. This workshop will highlight ways in which presenters’ curatorial and marketing strategies can help contextualize disability aesthetics for audiences, and provide audiences with critical entry points in order to get excited about and engage with disability arts.

 

Michele Decottignies

Michele DecottigniesMichele Decottignies is the founder & Artistic Director of Stage Left Productions, the leading contributor to Canada's disability arts domain, and the co-producer of the Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts. As an under-educated, working class, lesbian feminist artist/ activist with several invisible disabilities, Michele's artistic vision is necessarily concerned with the development of artistic and cultural practices that foster rather than negate diversity. Her art work is multi- and interdisciplinary, collaborative and radical – using the arts to challenge dominant social paradigms that render difference invisible and/or undesirable in society.

France Geoffroy

France Geoffroy

Pioneer of inclusive dancing in Québec, France Geoffroy has been performing with her wheelchair for 22 years. She became a quadriplegic in 1991 and in 1994 began her training with Valérie Dean as a dancer’s apprentice before obtaining a college degree in arts (specialization in dance) in 1998. In the early 2000s, Mrs. Geoffroy attended a few training modules offered by CandoCo, a world-renowned inclusive dance company based in London. And in the year 2000, inspired by the artistic potential of inclusive dance, she founded Corpuscule Danse, where she is artistic director, teacher, conference speaker and performer. She has since worked with many choreographers both here and abroad, and namely with Johanne Madore, Estelle Clareton and Harold Rhéaume.

Rachel Gorman

Rachel Gorman

Rachel Gorman is Associate Professor in Critical Disability Studies at York University, and is choreographer and curator at Revolutionary Forms. Her works combine dance, theatre and performance art. Gorman has been part of disability arts movements since 1999. She has worked as a movement facilitator for solo artists and collectives in disability, Mad, and queer arts communities, and teaches choreographic workshops from disability aesthetics principles.

Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus is a visual artist, activist, curator and educator. He is the Program Coordinator of the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Program, and a faculty member at The Banff Centre. Syrus’ recent curatorial projects include The Church Street Mural Project (Church-Wellesley Village, 2013), That’s So Gay: Come Together (Gladstone Hotel, 2016) and Re:Purpose (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2014). He is part of the PDA (Performance Disability Art) Collective and co-programmed Crip Your World: An Intergalactic Queer/POC Sick and Disabled Extravaganza as part of Mayworks 2014.

 

Generous support from Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts

 

1530 - 1620

Lasalle room, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

The Power of Moving Together

Powerful presence, connection, vitality…

Resiliency A space for you to meet people in a different way. Presence, fun and social synchronicity will be part of this rendezvous. Come engage with us through this living experience over live music! A healthy and innovative way to explore the unlimited boundaries of your artistic vision.

 

Rosamaria Ricart

Rosamaria Ricart

A consultant in wellness focused on exploring the human body and artistic expression, Rosamaria facilitates workshops and conferences that nourish the very soul of organizations and individuals. The human body, space and the human spirit are at the heart of her work. And through her experiential, sensual and creative approach, this systemic clinician and humanist seeks to create living spaces where all who enter may re-energize themselves, reconnect with their deep roots and press ahead. Her innovative style and creative approach bring together experience and training in bodily and artistic practices, in social intervention, in the sciences and in spirituality acquired over more than 30 years. Allowing individuals and groups, the young and not so young, to showcase their talents, such is her art.

Stella Gonis

Stella Gonis

Singer, dancer and bèlè drummer, Stella was born in Martinique. She was rocked by the ancestral rhythms of the traditional music of her native land from an early age. Her career began in choirs, where she performed songs from a lyrical and classical repertoire, as both a chorister and soloist.

Stella is being showcased at MUNDIAL MONTREAL on November 15.

 

1700 - 1900

Ballroom, Bonsecours Market, 350 St-Paul Street East
Old Montreal

Opening Cocktail for CAPACOA and the CINARS Biennale

Shuttle to get to Bonsecours Market leaving at 16h30 from the hotel and coming back to the hotel from Bonsecours Market at 1900.

Join us to celebrate the opening of this exciting partnership!

UP
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
800 - 1600

Registration

You can pick up your badge at the CAPACOA / Ticketpro that will be located at the banquet level of the hotel Bonaventure

Ticketpro

900 - 1200

Verdun / Lachine rooms, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

The Aesthetics of Contemporary Circus

Since its creation in the 18th century in England, circus has considerably evolved to become a very sophisticated art form. From classic to new and contemporary, circus arts have forged a rich history by embracing moments that other performing art forms have experienced, but also by welcoming a wide range of artistic expressions – contemporary dance, post-dramatic theater, new media or visual arts.

From the emergence of “nouveau cirque” in the late 60s and early 70s to the birth of contemporary circus in the mid-90s, circus artists have created many aesthetic movements, following and reinterpreting concepts from other art forms and thus creating their own.

In this session, the panel discussion will focus on the diversity of today’s circus and share their views on audiences’ response, on producing and marketing new work, as well as on touring opportunities that exist and could be developed across Canada.

Presenter:

Yohann Floch

Yohann Floch

He is a freelance consultant for arts organisations, also taking part in the activities of several projects such as CASA Circuits (a mobility programme to help professionals to work and cooperate transnationally) and Circus Incubator (an professional development programme for emerging artists and arts presenters implemented in Europea, North & South America). Yohann Floch regularly leads workshops and seminars on cultural policy, international networking, capacity building and strategic management: working internationally, he delivers lectures in universities or talks in professional meetings.

Yohann Floch leads FACE-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe, an international network gathering 46 arts organisations from 23 countries that facilitates international partnerships and promotes contemporary cross-disciplinary art forms. It covers category-defying practices such as live art, physical and visual theatre, contemporary circus, site-specific arts, immersive and participatory projects. He regularly provides artistic advice to venues and festivals active in the contemporary circus field. Finally, he is also an expert at the Fondation de France for the programme Déclics Jeunes providing individual grants to support young entrepreneurs realizing a personal project, as a first step to enter a professional career. He is Board Member of On the Move, network providing information on cultural mobility.

 

Panelists:

Lee Bolton

Lee Bolton

Lee Bolton, currently Executive Director at Saint John’s Imperial Theatre, is a veteran of gigs ranging from producing Whitehorse’s Frostbite Music Festival to founding Silk Purse Theatre in Vancouver to teaching at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study. A graduate of York and Leeds Universities, she has been creating, producing, managing and touring performance for over thirty years.

Nadia Drouin

Nadia Drouin

Nadia Drouin has been Head of Programming, Circus Arts at TOHU for the past seven years. Previously, as Artist Services Coordinator, she supported new circus creations, which gave her the opportunity to feel the pulse of contemporary circus. She worked in this capacity for several years before becoming TOHU’s Head of Programming. Nadia’s engagement in presenting contemporary circus throughout the years and during the Montreal Cirque Festival has made her one of the leaders in developing a circus presenting network in North America. 

Nassib El-Husseini

Nassib El-Husseini

Political scientist, author (L’Occident Imaginaire,PUQEditions), advisor and volunteer for dozens of national and international organizations, Nassib fell under the charm of a modern day tribe: Les 7 doigts de la main. He ran away with the circus, as the saying goes, and took on the general direction of this jewel of the Montreal stage. Nassib is currently President of the International Exchange for the Performing Arts (CINARS), and member of the board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM).

Vincent Messager

Vincent Messager

Vincent Messager has been working in the field of arts performance touring and marketing for the last 29 years. He has collaborated with Cirque Éloize for more than 12 years on international tour development. He started his touring agency in 2007, Dolce Vita Spectacles and has as clients Cirque Alfonse, le Centre de recherche en art clownesque, Kalabante Productions and China Performing Arts Agency and Production.

 

 1200 - 1250

Lunch on your own

For a quick lunch, you can access Place Bonaventure's food court with the hotel's elevators.

1300 - 1415

Lasalle room, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

Making Artistic Cents: Contracting Internationally

Contracting skills are part of our everyday business needs. Veteran presenters and agents on this moderated panel discussion will examine the challenges and complexities of contracting across borders: currency, riders, deposits, visas, language… with special attention to taxation. CAPACOA is pleased to co-present the 8th edition of this authoritative NAPAMA panel to address and clarify critical elements of contracting internationally.

Panelists:

 

Presented with:

1415 - 1615

Westmount room, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

The Great Knowledge Cafe - Joint session with the CINARS Biennale

In collaboration with CINARS, attendees are invited to a knowledge sharing activity with 38 experts exchanging ideas on 18 themes ranging from market development to audience experience. The Great Knowledge Café will be a dynamic learning place to affect change by figuring out means of communicating across the globe, addressing current issues in the arts, learning more about new development models, and much more.

See the list of themes – they're all compelling but you'll only be able to pick two roundtables!

On site registrations required.

1615 - 1715

Verdun / Lachine rooms, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

 Artist Voice: Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme

CAPACOA is pleased to announce Jacob Boehme as the 2016 Artist Voice. Join us for his fascinating conversation on Tuesday, November 16.

Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and based artist of Aboriginal heritage, from the Narangga (Yorke Peninsula) and Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) nations of South Australia.

Jacob is currently Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI, International Gathering of First Peoples Arts and Culture, happening in Melbourne, Australia.

With a 20 year history working in Cultural Maintenance, Research & Revival of traditional dance with Elders and youth from urban to remote Indigenous communities across Australia, Jacob combines dance (Diploma in Dance, NAISDA 2000), puppetry (Masters in Puppetry, Victorian College of the Arts 2007), and playwriting (Masters in Writing for Performance, Victorian College of the Arts, 2014) to create multi-disciplinary theatre, dance and ceremony for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals.

Jacob's latest work Blood on the Dance Floor  premiered at Arts House North Melbourne, produced in partnership with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.

An original member of Assitej International’s ‘Next Generation of Youth Theatre Leaders’, Jacob is also a recipient of the Asialink Residency, working with Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust in Delhi, India, in 2010 and Alumni of the 2014 British Council's ACCELERATE Indigenous Leaders Program.

Sponsored by

 Re:Sound Music Licensing Company

Wednesday, November 16 2016

 900 - 1230

Crew café - 360 St-Jacques, Montréal

Peer to Peer Sessions - Regional Presenting Networks

CAPACOA convenes and hosts peer-to-peer meetings at its annual conference and throughout the year.

This meeting will be for regional networks only.

The meeting provides an opportunity for discussion and dialogue between peers throughout the year.

Contact us if you wish to attend

 1230 - 1530

Crew café - 360 St-Jacques, Montréal

Peer to Peer Sessions - Regional Presenting Networks and CAPACOA Business members

CAPACOA convenes and hosts peer-to-peer meetings at its annual conference and throughout the year.

Thismeetings will be for regional networks as well as CAPACOA business members only.

Contact us if you wish to attend

Saturday, November 19, 2016

1700 - 1830

Mount-Royal room, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

Networking session for presenters - Joint session with the CINARS Biennale

Whether formal or informal, networking between presenters is essential to the development of international touring opportunities for artists throughout the world. To facilitate discussions and exchange between festival and venue presenters, CINARS and CAPACOA are holding a session exclusively dedicated to them. This is an opportunity to share favourite shows, challenges, experiences, etc.

Moderators: Frédéric Julien, CAPACOA and Luce Couture

1900 - 2130

Westmount room, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal

Gala Dinner - NAC Award

CINARS is hosting a Gala Dinner on the closing night of the 17th CINARS Biennale to celebrate those who contribute significantly to the development of the performing arts across the globe. During this exclusive evening amongst colleagues, an award ceremony will take place to recognize the work of different members of the international performing arts community.

The National Arts Centre's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring will be presented during this gala night.

*Only delegates who have registered for the Gala dinner will be admitted. If you have already registered for CINARS and would like to add this to your registration, please contact Mélanie Bureau.