"Participating in the CAPACOA conference keeps me up to date on national issues and trends and always reminds me of why we do what we do. I always leave the conference feeling energized, connected, and comfortable in knowing and developing my place and role in the national touring scene."

Tim Yerxa, The Fredericton Playhouse

2017 Conference Schedule

 

* Schedule subject to changes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1400 - 1700 / 2pm - 5pm

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Stop 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

2pm - 7pm

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

alt

1600 - 1700

4pm - 5pm

Lime, ALT Hotel

The Succession Plan - Program registered participants only

The Succession Plan (TSP) is a mentorship and peer network development program for emerging and mid-career presenters, artistic directors, administrators, agents, managers and other arts professionals.

Sponsored by:

Massey HallRoy Thomson Hall

1700 - 1900

5pm - 7pm

O'Born room, National Arts Centre

Gathering Dinner and Awards - with ticket

O'Born roomJoin 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

The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring and the CAPACOA Awards will be bestowed over the course of the evening.

 

Dinner and CAPACOA Awards sponsored by:

1900 - 2000

7pm - 8pm

4th Stage

Intersections of Culture

Perceptions and interpretations of culture is as diverse and complex as the people and the landscape. Creating and opening space for the Indigenous voice challenges the lens of interpretation and allows diverse cultural intersections to intercept.

Throughout the conference, CAPACOA creates communal space for the intersection of artistic expression by a diversity of Indigenous nations and voices.

Brian Solomon

Brian SolomonBrian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, born in a remote Northern Ontario village¬–Shebanoning / Killarney–and his heritage informs much of what he does.

Three time Dora Mavor Moore Award and Gemini Award nominated, Brian has presented his choreography in Berlin, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Amsterdam, London and across Canada. Brian is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and holds a MA in Performance from the Laban Center in London, UK.

He has worked for dozens of creators from across Canada, the US and Europe, and taught for many companies and arts institutions including one of Europe’s foremost universities for performance, H.F.S. Ernst Busch (Berlin). In addition to his career as a Choreographer/Dancer he has worked as a Visual Artist and Actor.

Brian is passionate about helping people relearn about their forgotten bodies, and take back the space those bodies occupy. Brian successfully led Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring, this October in Peterborough, Ontario. This large-scale, site-specific, dance performance was a contemporary Anishinaabeg re-envisioning of the 1913 ballet, Rite of Spring.

Bryden Gwis Kiwenzie

Bryden Gwiss KiwenziBryden Gwiss Kiwenzie is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men's Traditional Dancer.

He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs and drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for 30 years. He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario. He works at Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury giving drum teachings to the youth about proper drum etiquette and pow wow songs. Bryden was also nominated for a Juno, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his solo debut album entitled Round Dance & Beats. Which blends Traditional pow wow songs and urban style beats together.

He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards being held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017.

Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy DutcherJeremy Dutcher is an emerging Toronto-based Composer and Vocalist. His music shapeshifts between classical and traditional, operatic power and tuneful melodies of his Wolastoq Nation.

Jeremy’s fourthcoming release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, is part composition, part musical ethnography, part linguistic reclamation. The melodies come from the oldest known field recordings of the indigenous peoples along the St. John (Wolatstoq) river basin, and are arranged for voice, piano and string quartet. He also prioritizing the Wolastoqey language in his music in hopes of inspiring other young maliseets to learn this endangered language. He studied classical music at Dalhousie University and learned from Wabanakiyik song carrier Maggie Paul.

Jeremy has also been a featured soloist with the Mississauga Chamber Choir and Soundstreams Canada. Dutcher recently toured both Scandinavia and Asia as a cultural ambassador and worked with local indigenous musician and communities.

Sponsored by:

Ontario Presents   Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

We acknowledge funding support from:

Ontario Arts Council, an Ontario goverment agency

2000 - 2200

8pm - 10pm

4th Stage, National Arts Centre

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

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

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

2215

10:15pm

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
Thursday, November 16, 2017

800 - 1700

8am - 5pm

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Stop 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

8:30am - 10am

Rose-Fuchsia and Indigo, 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

10am - 12:30pm

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

Sponsored by:

BC Touring Council, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council, Yukon Arts Centre, Manitoba Arts Network, Ontario Presents, Atlantic Presenters Association

1230 - 1400

12:30pm - 2pm

Rose Fuchsia, ALT Hotel

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.

Julie Lebel, Manager, community-engaged dance programs, Made in BC – Dance-on-Tour

Julie Lebel is a Vancouver based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community. Her current projects are investigating interactive performances (Tricoter) and inter-generational dance with a focus on early years (Dancing the Parenting and Paper Playground). Julie is the current Manager of Community Engagement at Made in BC – Dance on Tour. She also co-manages the Everybody Dance initiative in collaboration with Vancouver Park Board Arts Programmers. This program aims to increase participation in community engaged dance through a central outreach platform as well as professional development and major events such as the Leading from Beside symposium (2016).

Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development, CAPACOA

Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant and an advocate. Frédéric has been leading research and development activities at CAPACOA since 2010. In the last year, he co-authored two important research reports: Digitizing the Performing Arts and Vital Signs: Arts and Belonging. His various volunteer engagements include: Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, board member of Arts Health Network Canada, and Chair of his neighbourhood association in Gatineau.

Sponsored by:

debut atlantic | début atlantique            Prairie Debut

1230 - 1400

12:30pm - 2pm

Indigo, ALT Hotel

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

René Barsalo has over thirty years of experience in print, digital and experience design, cofounding several pioneer companies and associations in multimedia and Internet during that period. From 2004 to 2011, he was director of development and strategies for the Society for Arts and Technologies [SAT]. When he left, he was nominated a lifetime member of its Researcher/creator collegium. Now back to digital and experience design and strategies with his consultancy office, Scenario B, René also acts as a startup coach with Inno-Centre. Invited last year by SAT to re-connect to his passion, he is now also actively working to establish the first telepresence network for 21 professional theaters and cultural spaces through the project “Scènes Ouvertes”, which will be in operation next winter.

Justine G. Chapleau, Head of Production, National Film Board Interactive studio

Techno freak and culture geek. Justine is a creative museologist and project manager, and she’s passionate about cultural hacking and new digital experiences. She produces participative exhibitions, immersive installations, interactive projects and collaborative events. Her motto: envisioning tomorrow’s cultural experiences, while questioning the notion of audience engagement.

Inga Petri, President, Strategic Moves

Inga Petri

Inga is a seasoned researcher, strategist and marketer with 25 years’ experience in arts and culture and diverse sectors from high tech to municipalities. She led The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada (2013) and Digitizing the Performing Arts: An Assessment of Opportunities, Issues and Challenges (2017). Inga regularly presents at conferences and gives workshops across Canada.

1400 - 1600

2pm - 4pm

Indigo, 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:

1500 - 1700

3pm - 5pm

Cyan, ALT Hotel

The Succession Plan - Program registered participants only.

The Succession Plan (TSP) is a mentorship and peer network development program for emerging and mid-career presenters, artistic directors, administrators, agents, managers and other arts professionals.

Sponsored by:

Massey HallRoy Thomson Hall

1645

4:45pm

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

5:30pm - 6:15pm

Wakefield Community Centre, Wakefield

Nadia Ross / STO Union Presentation

STO Union / Theatre Co.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 - 1830

Walk to the Blacksheep Inn

1830 - 1900

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield

Showcase

Twin Flames

Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. Twin Flames combines Jaaji an Inuk/Mohawk man from Nunavik and Chelsey June a Métis Woman from Ottawa. Together they take the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic.

This powerful duo won The Canadian Folk music award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year 2016. Their debut self-titled Album Jaaji & Chelsey June released December 2015 was also nominated 4 times in different award platforms within Canada and the USA.

In June 2017 they released their anticipated second album Signal Fire, currently nominated in 3 Categories for The Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017: Vocal Group of the Year, World Group of the Year and Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year. The new album was also nominated in 3 Categories for the Teweikan Music Awards.

They have played over 700 shows in less than three years with performances that have taken them across Canada and the Arctic. What started as small flame has turned into a raging fire one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners. Together they showcase the awesome power of music and its ability to connect people from all walks of life.

1900 - 2000

7pm - 8pm

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.

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by:

2000 - 2130

8pm - 9:30pm

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

 

2145

9:45pm

Bus departure back to the ALT Hotel

2215

10:15pm

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

8am - 5pm

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Stop 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.

alt 

830 - 1000

8:30am - 10am

Cyan, ALT Hotel

Agent/Manager Peer Session

830 - 1000

8:30am - 10am

Lime, ALT Hotel

Presenting Networks Peer Session

830 - 1000

8:30am - 10am

Orange, ALT Hotel

Presenters Peer Session

1000 - 1200

10am - 12pm

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

1130 - 1300

11:30am - 1pm

Location TBC

The Succession Plan Group Lunch - Program registered participants only.

The Succession Plan (TSP) is a mentorship and peer network development program for emerging and mid-career presenters, artistic directors, administrators, agents, managers and other arts professionals.

Sponsored by:

Massey HallRoy Thomson Hall

1200 - 1330

12pm - 1:30pm

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

1h30pm - 3h30pm

Indigo, ALT Hotel

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

Audience development, community engagement, and community-engaged practices are all part of a continuum of engagement between art and the public, aren’t they? Or not really… ? Along with four community engagement and art for social change experts, we will shed some light on that continuum (or spectrum?). We will be presented with a range of successful engagement stories and we will experience first-hand (and feet) the latest trends in community-engaged practices. Then we will create a space for dialogue and for pin pointing what community engagement opportunities are best suited to your particular context.

Annalee Adair, Adair & Associates Consulting Inc.

Annalee Adair is currently assisting public and not-for-profit sector in the areas of cultural planning, evaluation, community engagement and cultural leadership. Relevant to this work, Adair started in this field with OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils); is currently working with ON Presents on artsengage.ca, Ontario Arts Council, and is managing Talent2Lead, a program of the Cultural Human Resources Council. She led the Community Engagement & Education Division at the City of Kingston where she developed a community engagement strategy for the Grand Theatre, a city-wide youth strategy, an accessibility audit of cultural venues, and a First People’s Recognition Protocol and Plan. Previously, Adair developed a Community Arts & Social Engagement Unit while at the City of Ottawa and was the founding Executive Director of a national arts and learning network of provincial and territorial ministries, arts councils and community organizations.

Seanna Connel, Co-Founder & Project Director, ArtBridges

Seanna Connell is Co-Founder & Project Director of ArtBridges/ToileDesArts since 2008. Previously, she founded and directed A Home for Creative Opportunity/ ArtHeart Community Art Centre. She also worked as community-engaged artist and visual arts project and program coordinator for numerous inner-city Toronto drop-ins for street-involved youth and adults. Seanna worked abroad in Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, and Tanzania. She is the current Co-Chair of  ArtHeart Community Art Centre and Children’s Own Museum.

Karine Lavoie, Director, Cirque Hors Piste

Karine has more than 20 years of experience in the circus sector. She has been a circus artist, a circus trainer in various countries, training advisor with Cirque du Soleil and is now Executive Director of Cirque Hors Piste. In addition, she has a solid experience in psychosocial intervention. She has been working with homeless youth, sex workers, and drug users. Karine is fully devoted to the development of social circus in Montreal and in Canada. She actively promotes circus arts as a tool for social transformation.

Julie Lebel, Manager, community-engaged dance programs, Made in BC – Dance-on-Tour

Julie Lebel is a Vancouver based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community. Her current projects are investigating interactive performances (Tricoter) and inter-generational dance with a focus on early years (Dancing the Parenting and Paper Playground). Julie is the current Manager of Community Engagement at Made in BC – Dance on Tour. She also co-manages the Everybody Dance initiative in collaboration with Vancouver Park Board Arts Programmers. This program aims to increase participation in community engaged dance through a central outreach platform as well as professional development and major events such as the Leading from Beside symposium (2016).

Sponsored by:

Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

1330 - 1435

1:30pm - 2:35pm

Rose Fuchsia, ALT Hotel

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

Trained as a librarian to be a data and information retrieval systems specialist before the birth of the Internet, Josée was confronted with organizational and technological issues related to the dissemination of information in diverse areas including cultural industries. Now a consultant, she offers content creators and producers who are facing digital challenges to understand the dynamics of information and learn how to exploit the data that describes their content. Josée recently worked with the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec, SODEC (Quebec agency for the development of cultural enterprises) and Quartier des spectacles Partnership (Montréal).

1445 - 1550

2:45pm - 3:50pm

Rose Fuchsia, ALT Hotel

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

Inga Petri

Inga is a seasoned researcher, strategist and marketer with 25 years’ experience in arts and culture and diverse sectors from high tech to municipalities. She led The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada (2013) and Digitizing the Performing Arts: An Assessment of Opportunities, Issues and Challenges (2017). Inga regularly presents at conferences and gives workshops across Canada.

1600 - 1650

4pm - 4:50pm

Indigo, ALT Hotel

Community Tea

A gathering of CAPACOA members and partners to envision what a healthy performing arts ecosystem requires from each one of us and from your national organization.

Sponsored by:

1700

5pm

Bus departures for Ecole De La Salle in front of hotel

1745 - 1845

5:45pm - 6:45pm

Ecole De La Salle

Showcases

Voyageurs Immobiles, Cie de création, Going through

Voyageurs ImmobilesNour 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

18:45

6:45pm

12 minute walk to the Palais Imperial Restaurant

1900 - 2045

7:00pm - 8:45pm

Palais Imperial, Ottawa

Gathering Dinner - with ticket

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

 

2115 - 2215

9:15pm - 10:15pm

Ecole De La Salle

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

 

 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

2215

10:15pm

Ecole De La Salle

Bus to the ALT Hotel

 

2240

10:40pm

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

8am - 2pm

Lobby, ALT Hotel

Registration and networking lounge

Stop 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.

alt

850 - 1050

8:50am - 10:50am

Indigo,
Rose-Fuchsia,
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.

Here is the list of topics for the 2017 Great Knowledge Café:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Indigo room)

  • How to raise awareness of contemporary arts with teenagers?
  • Community engagement: Finding common grounds with uncommon partners
  • Juggling artistic and community goals

DIGITAL INNOVATION AND NEW BUSINESS MODELS (Indigo room)

  • You can’t control AI, but you can control what AI knows about you
  • Patron data collaboration: How to uncover new marketing strategies with ticketing data?
  • Cross-pollination between media-arts and perfroming arts
  • How to reinvent Magnetic North Theatre Festival?

CURATORIAL DEVELOPMENT (Rose-Fuchsia room)

  • Navigating the Disability Arts Domain: Art +  Culture + Community
  • How to create cultural safety between Indigenous and non-Indigenous arts leaders?
  • Artivism: How to address social and political issues without finger-wagging?

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURING (Rose-Fuchsia room)

  • How to tour circus and theatre behond major centers?
  • Market Access: China

On site registrations will be required.

 

Sponsored by:

1100 - 1200

11am - 12pm

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

alt

1115 - 1700

11:15am - 5pm

Orange, ALT Hotel

Digital Arts Services Symposium (partner event)

Digital Arts Service SymposiumArtsPond and BeMused Network are delighted to present DASS17, the inaugural Digital Arts Services Symposium, in association with the 2017 CAPACOA Conference.

Registration required.

See the symposium website for schedule details.

1200 - 1300

12pm - 1pm

 

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.

1200 - 1400

12pm - 2pm

Exhibit Hall Load out

1100 - 1400

11am - 2pm

Cyan, ALT Hotel

The Succession Plan - Program registered participants only.

The Succession Plan (TSP) is a mentorship and peer network development program for emerging and mid-career presenters, artistic directors, administrators, agents, managers and other arts professionals.

Sponsored by:

Massey HallRoy Thomson Hall

1315

1:15pm

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. 

1355

1:55pm

Centrepointe Studio Theatre

Centrepointe backstage visit with Allan Sansom, Artistic Producer and Manager, Centrepointe Theatre.

The lobby bar will also be open.

1430 - 1545

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Centrepointe Studio Theatre

 

Showcases

AYRAD

AyradAyrad 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

1545

3:45pm

Main Lobby - Centrepointe Theatre

Bus departure for Wabano Centre

1620 - 1700

4:20pm - 5pm

Wabano Centre

New Creation

Exploring the future of CAPACOA through new creation with artists Christine Friday, Brian Solomon and creative director, Denise Bolduc.

 

Christine Friday - Temagami First Nation

Christine FridayChristine began her professional career in 1992 at the age of 18 with the production of In Land of Spirits this led to a three year contract with Desrosiers Dance Theatre. At 18 she won the ytv award for dance along with many grants, awards for artistic development of her own choreography and solo work.

She was trained in classical ballet at the National ballet school, Ottawa school of dance and the Royal Winnipeg ballet, in contemporary dance at Winnipeg Contemporary dancers and Main dance place in Vancouver. Christine has maintained a dance career for 24 years while having a family of 3 boys. She has performed in 6 productions of the Aboriginal achievement awards since its inception and with her 3rd choreographic role in the Indspire Award show.

Christine has always been a choreographer creating solo work, youth performances, full- scale productions dedicated to our youth in our first nation communities including, Bear Island, Lake Temagami, Attawapiskat, Moose Factory, Cape Croker, Yukon, Banff, Ottawa, Golden Lake, Peterborough, Toronto, Kehewin and Lac la Croix. “My intention is to awaken people within themselves, creating a shift change in the world by reflecting reality and the human experience. “

Brian Solomon

Brian SolomonBrian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, born in a remote Northern Ontario village¬–Shebanoning / Killarney–and his heritage informs much of what he does.

Three time Dora Mavor Moore Award and Gemini Award nominated, Brian has presented his choreography in Berlin, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Amsterdam, London and across Canada. Brian is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and holds a MA in Performance from the Laban Center in London, UK.

He has worked for dozens of creators from across Canada, the US and Europe, and taught for many companies and arts institutions including one of Europe’s foremost universities for performance, H.F.S. Ernst Busch (Berlin). In addition to his career as a Choreographer/Dancer he has worked as a Visual Artist and Actor.

Brian is passionate about helping people relearn about their forgotten bodies, and take back the space those bodies occupy. Brian successfully led Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring, this October in Peterborough, Ontario. This large-scale, site-specific, dance performance was a contemporary Anishinaabeg re-envisioning of the 1913 ballet, Rite of Spring.

Denise Bolduc

Denise BolducDenise Bolduc is an established creative producer, director and cultural leader of Indigenous arts.

Most recently she was the creative director of Tributaries, this year’s opening program at Luminato (Toronto); the lead host programmer of the First Scene Indigenous Presenters Program with the National Arts Centre (Ottawa); and the creative director of Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Indigenous Film with REEL Canada (Vancouver).

Denise was the co-founder & artistic director of the Aboriginal Music Project, the founding artistic director/producer of the Planet IndigenUS festival, and has served as the Indigenous Arts Program Officer with the Ontario Arts Council, and as the first Indigenous Dance and Music Program Officer with the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a sought after guest speaker, presenter, host, advocate, consultant, board member, and mentor nationally and internationally.

Denise is the Ontario Arts Council’s 2017 Indigenous Arts Award Laureate, the recipient of the Australian 2015 SOLID Festival’s Arts Leadership Award, and the recipient of the 2009 Toronto Indigenous Woman in Business Leadership Award. Denise is a proud Anishinaabe-Kwe from the magnificent territory of Anishinaabewi-gichigammi (Lake Superior), and is a member of the Batchewana First Nations.

Sponsored by:

Living Arts Centre - MississaugaBrantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing ArtsThe Grand Theatre

We acknowledge funding support from:

Ontario Arts Council, an Ontario goverment agency

1715 - 1800

5PM - 6PM

Wabano Centre

Artist Voice and Performance

Artist Lacey Hill in interview with Denise Bolduc

A soulful musician, singer, and songwriter. Lacey Hill composes her music in Southern Ontario on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. She grew up “down the bush” (slang for ‘on the reserve’) where her passion for singing emerged when she was just a toddler.

For over decade Lacey has honed her talents singing back up vocals and cover songs with local bands. But she wanted more, and since 2013 has taken centre stage with her own, original acoustic music that blends folk and blues. Currently, Lacey is booking shows and hustling her new sophomore album “M” (released Feb. 2017 and available on iTunes) all while expanding her local fan bases in Six Nations, Hamilton, Toronto, and beyond. half-a-dozen shows a month.

Sponsored by:

Living Arts Centre - MississaugaBrantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing ArtsThe Grand Theatre

We acknowledge funding support from:

Ontario Arts Council, an Ontario goverment agency

1810 - 1915

6:10pm - 7:15pm

Wabano Centre

Closing Supper Feast

Sponsored by:

Living Arts Centre - MississaugaBrantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing ArtsThe Grand Theatre

1915

7:15pm

Wabano main entrance

Bus departure for Ecole De La Salle

1945 - 2045

7:45pm - 8:45pm

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 TangleFusing 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.

Contact: Rae Spoon, Coax Records

 Sponsored by:

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

2045

8:45pm

Ecole De La Salle

Bus departure for ALT Hotel

2115

9:15pm

ALT Hotel Bar / Lobby

Closing Party