2017 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

 

* Schedule subject to changes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1400 - 1700

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Pass by the Ticketpro registration table located in the lobby for your badge or any information around the event.

You will find many spaces in the hotel lobby for casual meetings. The CAPACOA conference will occupy the entire ALT Hotel, this will make for great networking between peers.

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1400 - 1900

Second Floor Foyer, ALT Hotel

Load-In Exhibit Hall

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2017 Exhibit Hall

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1700 - 1900

O'Born room, National Arts Centre

Gathering Dinner and Awards - with ticket

Join us for a special opening dinner in the new National Arts Centre, O'Born Room.

With floor to ceiling windows and stunning views of Ottawa’s most beautiful and historic sites, this new space will the be the perfect launch to an exciting event. You will not want to miss this evening!

Awards

It is there that the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring will be bestowed, as well as the CAPACOA Awards.

O'Born room

 

1900 - 2200

4th Stage, National Arts Centre

Opening and Showcases

After dinner you will then make your way to the fully renovated 4th Stage at the NAC for a special opening and great showcases.

 

Marina Thibeault

Marina Thibeault

Celebrated for her “deep rich sound, exceptional virtuosity, and enthusiasm”, violist Marina Thibeault travels the world as a sought-after recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist. Marina is an ardent ambassador for new music, and seeks to champion diversity and innovation in the classical world.

Commissioning new works for viola is a vital calling for Marina, and she works closely with various composers, amongst whom, Jean Lesage has said of her playing: “There is musicality in every moment.”

Ms. Thibeault was named "Révélations Radio-Canada 2016-2017" and was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Foundation award (2016). She won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe (2015), the McGill Concerto Competition (2015), the Radio-Canada “Young Artist” prize (2007) as well a special prize at the Beethoven Hradec International Viola Competition (2008).

Contact

Eoin Ó Catháin
Latitude 45 Arts

 

Quartango and Marie-Josée Lord

quartangoComprising four highly accomplished musicians, bound by their shared passion for the tango and driven by an unceasing desire to make a close connection with their audience, Quartango offers a performance filled with subtle nuances and a blend of colours that reflects both the classics and modernity and the effervescence of the milonga.

Quartango’s musicians combine their musical flights of fancy with the talents of classical singer Marie-Josée Lord, soprano, to enrich their already varied repertoire. From Bizet to Piazzolla, Quartango revisits well-known tango songs and beloved arias and gives them its own special trademark. Audiences are enthralled by the exquisite voice, impressed by the elegant, impassioned playing and thrilled by the unusual pairing of great opera classics with tango’s spell-binding rhythms. In Tangopera, the tango finds a new voice!

 

Contact

Marco Fortier
Agence Station Bleue

 

Barbra Lica

Barbra Lica

Juno-nominated artist Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence.

Contact

Jim West
Wild West Artist Management

 

 

 

2215

ALT Hotel Bar, Altcetera Café

Late Night Kick Back

Come finish the evening with your peers for great conversations or even for a game of pool at the ALT Hotel, Altcetera Café.

ALY

 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

800 - 1700

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Pass by the Ticketpro registration table located in the lobby for your badge or any information around the event.

You will find many spaces in the hotel lobby for casual meetings. The CAPACOA conference will occupy the entire ALT Hotel, this will make for great networking between peers.

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830 - 1000

Rose-Fushia and Indigo room, ALT Hotel

One 2 One, Meetings/Agents & Presenters

Pre-Registration will be required to take part in these meetings. More information to come

1000 - 1230

Second Floor Foyer, ALT Hotel

Exhibit Hall and Lunch - with ticket

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

Come join your peers for a great lunch and even better conversations while going trough the exhibit hall.

2017 Exhibit Hall

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1230 - 1400

Indigo room, ALT Hotel

Professional Development Session

Arts, Belonging and You

“Arts build community pride and belonging.” Although everyone generally agrees with this, we didn’t know whether that was actually true and why. The publication of Vital Signs: Arts and Belonging answered these and many other questions. But we yet have to answer the most important one: so what? What does it change for creators and presenters to know that there exists a connection between arts and sense of belonging? The answers are yours to find. The actionable insights are yours to co-create. And this dynamic workshop is where it will happen.

Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development, CAPACOA
Julie Lebel, Manager, community-engaged dance programs, Made in BC – Dance-on-Tour

Sponsored by:

debut atlantic | début atlantique            Prairie Debut

1230 - 1400

Rose Fuchsia room, ALT Hotel

Professional Development Session

Accelerating Expansion: New Spectator Experiences

The digital question is no longer whether shows streamed over the internet can drive audience away from the live performance. The digitization of the performing arts is actually taking many other, more thrilling, tangents. It is reinventing the spectator experience, expanding it across media, space and time. In this session, René Barsalo will help us envision the potentials of tele-presence and immersive experiences. Then Justine Chapleau will take us into the realms of transmedia storytelling and interactive experiences. Do not expect linearity.

René Barsalo, Associate Researcher, Metalab of the Society for Arts and Technologies
Justine G. Chapleau, Head of Production, National Film Board Interactive studio

1400 - 1600

Indigo Room, ALT Hotel

Reaching Further

This is a two-hour session that will feature profiles of four Canadian theatre companies and their current work.

In two cases we will be hearing from artists who facilitate outreach activities that have a deeper than usual impact on the communities in which they are presented.

The other two companies have created work featuring performers who, in the past, have been systemically excluded from the stage. In their work, artists living with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy are at the centre of the creation process and take starring roles.

The four companies will make short presentations followed by questions and discussion time.

Hosted by Eric Epstein from the Yukon Arts Centre

Participating Companies:

Sponsored by:

1645

Main Lobby ALT Hotel

Bus Depart to Wakefield Community Centre

Meet up in the lobby of the ALT Hotel to get on a bus to head to Wakefield Quebec for an evening of presentations, supper and showcases.

1730 - 1815

Wakefield Community Centre, Wakefield

Nadia Ross / STO Union Presentation

2016 Siminovitch Prize for Directing Laureate Nadia Ross presents The Twilight Parade/La Parade du Crépuscule. This large-scale community project is a live performance and movie featuring voices from across the Outaouais region. In this adventure for all ages, audiences experience the skill and joy of people working together to overcome a significant challenge. Weaving together puppetry, video and performance, the show explores how we can live together in a world that is both blessed and depleted of resources and care.

1815 - 2000

Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield

Gathering Dinner - with ticket

Blacksheep

Unwind and enjoy a great dinner! Bistro Rutherford (located inside the Blacksheep Inn) will serve a delicious meal you can enjoy before the showcases with a view of the Gatineau River just outside.

 

2000 - 2130

Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield

Showcases

Miguel de Armas Quartet

Miguel de Armas Quartet

The Miguel de Armas Quartet, founded in 2012, featuring Marc Decho on bass, Michel Medrano on drums and Arien Villegas on congas.

This musical ensemble has been creating a vivid impression in the national capital region with their lively performances and deep commitment to excellence. They blend tasteful and show stopping musical arrangements taken from the classic jazz standards, Cuban traditional music and Miguel’s own inspirational compositions.
This fine ensemble adds a powerful and unique sound: Cuban, African, World Music and Jazz all brought together under the talented leadership of Miguel.

Contact

Yasmina Proveyer
MDA Productions

 

Ouroboros

Ouroboros

Ouroboros is a five-piece band from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, currently thrilling audiences with the unexpectedly raw, energetic sound of horns and percussion. Combining tight instrumental harmonies with vocals and drums, Ouroboros is a versatile musical force that draws from a smorgasbord of melodies and grooves from around the world: Heavy beats of West Africa, folk traditions of Eastern Europe and a healthy dose of jazz and funk.

Contact

Mary Beth Waldram

 

+ others to be announced

2145

Bus departure back to the ALT Hotel

2215

ALT Hotel Bar, Altcetera Café

Late Night Kick Back

Come finish the evening with your peers for great conversations or even for a game of pool at the ALT Hotel, Altcetera Café.

ALY

 

UP
Friday, November 17, 2017

800 - 1700

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Pass by the Ticketpro registration table located in the lobby for your badge or any information around the event.

You will find many spaces in the hotel lobby for casual meetings. The CAPACOA conference will occupy the entire ALT Hotel, this will make for great networking between peers.

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830 - 1000

Cyan room, ALT Hotel

Agent/Manager Peer Session

830 - 1000

Lime room, ALT Hotel

Presenting Networks Peer Session

830 - 1000

Orange room, ALT Hotel

Presenters Peer Session

1000 - 1200

Second Floor Foyer, ALT Hotel

Exhibit Hall

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2017 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

The Playhouse Fredericton

1200 - 1330

Lunch on your own

Grab a lunch at either the ALT Hotel Altcetera Café or take a look here at the many restaurants close-by.

1330 - 1530

Indigo Room, ALT Hotel

Professional Development

Hand in Hand: Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Arts Practice

 

1330 - 1430

Rose Fuchsia Room, ALT Hotel

Professional Development

Are You Really on the Web? Open Data, Linked Data, and Digital Discoverability

Open data and linked data are all about information flows and meaningful connections. This presentation is not about technology, it is about how information is used in a digitally connected world and what presenters should know to make a better use of their information assets in that new context. The concepts of open and linked data will be explained with simple and concrete examples.

Josée Plamondon, Consultant, Digital content

1430 - 1530

Rose Fuchsia Room, ALT Hotel

Professional Development

Data Collaboration: A Practitioner’s Guide to Privacy and Marketing in the Digital Economy

Working session to evaluate the current situation of how information-sharing works today between venues, presenters, ticketing companies and Canadians. Based on this landscape, we will together develop specific proposals for how to develop useful, legally shareable customer databases among arts organizations.

Inga Petri, President, Strategic Moves

1600 - 1655

Surprise Activity

More details soon

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Bus departures for Ottawa Little Theatre in front of hotel

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Ottawa Little Theatre

Showcases

 

TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK - Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

Tomáš Kubínek

Tomáš Kubínek's internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world. After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as "Absolutely expert!" A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm.

Contact

Tara Bailey, Fox Entertainment Agency

 

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Palais Imperial, Ottawa

Gathering Dinner - with ticket

Come enjoy one of the best Chinese Dim Sum in Ottawa at Palais Imperial, located in the Byward Market minutes away by walk from the Ottawa Little Theatre.

 

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Ottawa Little Theatre

Showcases

 

Stephanie Morin-Robert, BLINDSIDE

Stphanie Morin Robert

When Stéphanie was 2-years-old she lost her left eye to Cancer and has had a glass eye ever since. She establishes a trusting and safe environment with her audience by sharing her own touching and often hilarious experiences of working through her insecurities and coming to terms with her disability.

Stephanie is a multi-disciplinary artist focused on breaking society's taboos, directly addressing often uncomfortable issues. Her work is a special combination of live video project, comedy, puppetry, and dance that taps into her audiences' capacity for honesty, empathy and vulnerability. Her workshops give people of the community a chance to shape their personal experience into a short story, several of which are then chosen to open her show.

 

 

Contact

Stephanie Symns

New Works

 

 Voyageurs Immobiles, Cie de création, Going through

Voyageurs Immobiles

Nour grows up with her nanny, Youmna. Youmna is beautiful and gentle. She smells of oranges. She is also deaf. One day, Nour must leave Youmna to go to a country where girls can go to school, even with messed up hair if they wish.

Perilous journey filled with hope and chance encounters, Going through is directed by Milena Buziak in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Khadija Baker and musician Diane Labrosse. The play reveals the evocative power specific to Voyageurs Immobiles, a Montreal creation company that is further distinguished by its humanism, social commitment, and challenging work. The story comes to life through Deaf performer Hodan Youssouf and hearing actress, Florence Blain Mbaye, each recounting in her own language.

Accessible to non-hearing audiences.

Contact

Milena Buziak
Voyageurs Immobiles, Cie de création

 

2245

Ottawa Little Theatre

Bus to the ALT Hotel

 

2300

ALT Hotel Bar

Late Night Kick Back

Come finish the evening with your peers for great conversations or even for a game of pool at the ALT Hotel, Altcetera Café.

ALY

 

UP
Saturday, November 18, 2017

800 - 1400

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Pass by the Ticketpro registration table located in the lobby for your badge or any information around the event.

You will find many spaces in the hotel lobby for casual meetings. The CAPACOA conference will occupy the entire ALT Hotel, this will make for great networking between peers.

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850 - 1050

ALT Hotel

The Great Knowledge Cafe - Joint session with the CINARS Biennale

In collaboration with CINARS, attendees are invited to a knowledge sharing activity with experts exchanging ideas on 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.

List of themes to come

On site registrations will be required.

1100 - 1200

Second Floor Foyer, ALT Hotel

Exhibit Hall

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2017 Exhibit Hall

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1200 - 1245

 

Lunch on your own

Grab a lunch at either the ALT Hotel Altcetera Café or take a look here at the many restaurants close-by.

1245

ALT Hotel Lobby

Bus Departure for Centrepointe Studio Theatre

Officially opened in December 2011, the studio theatre is built around the existing stage house, virtually doubling the size of the existing building. The focal point is a 199-seat black-box studio theatre located behind the main stage. 

1420 - 1550

Centrepointe Studio Theatre

 

Showcases

 

AYRAD

Ayrad

Ayrad is a Canadian world music group from Montreal, who play a modern spin on traditional Moroccan music.

Led by vocalist Hamza Abouabdelmajid, band members include Annick Beauvais on oboe, bass and reita; Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie on bass and double bass; Anit Ghosh on violin; Kattam Laraki-Côté on percussion; and Bertil Schulrabe on drums.

The band's self-titled debut album, released in 2014, was a shortlisted Juno Award nominee for World Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015

Contact

Annick Beauvais
Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs

 

 

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble, a vibrant combination of Persian and Balkan musics in a contemporary acoustic music framework, co-creates art and ideas that transcends differences. Ladom Ensemble is a very ‘Canadian group’ [Errol Nazereth, CBC] that presents original Canadian compositions and arrangements for accordion, cello, piano, and hand percussions.

Their accessible but varied acoustic sound appeals to audiences in a wide age range. They have been presented on BBC, CBC, and Radio-Canada among others. Ladom Ensemble’s full length album was described as “great music in a new world music direction…wide-ranging original sound…their chamber sensibilities are well-suited” by The Wholenote Magazine.

Contact

Judy Tye
Judy Tye Arts Management

1555

Main Lobby - Centrepointe Theatre

Bus departure for Wabano Centre

1615 - 1715

Wabano Centre

Session TBC

More information to come

1715 - 1915

Wabano Centre

Feast / Special Event

1915

Wabano main entrance

Bus departure for Ecole De La Salle

1945 - 2045

Ecole De La Salle

Showcases

 

ReQuickening, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Provoking, conceptual and visceral Re-Quickening is a timely call for reawakening the intact feminine. Through bold imagery, sound and embodied Indigenous narratives, it is a re-affirmation of life and sovereignty of female voice and body. Re-storying into balance Re-Quickening is a women’s renewal ceremony. Conceived through an Indigenous creation process, it’s a spiritual resurgence, a piecing together of shards of knowledge, tipping colonialism on its head. The performance touches and moves forward through themes of dislocation from land, body and voice, the history of violence against Indigenous women since contact, residential schools, assimilative process of the Indian Act towards reclaiming women’s medicine, power and connection to land and creative force.

Contact

Cynthia Lickers-Sage

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

 

Quantum Tangle

Quantum Tangle

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, the Juno Award-winning group Quantum Tangle is embracing their blended background. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are excited to present pieces that look back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. As Ayalik charismatically embodies her stories and Inuit throat-singing, Gritt infuses it with a soulful Métis blues.

 

 

 

2045

Ecole De La Salle

Bus departure for ALT Hotel

2115

ALT Hotel Bar / Lobby

Closing Party