CAPACOA 2013

Spotlight on our CAPACOA artists!

2b theatre company | Compañía Azul | Bboyizm | Mocean Dance | Rhapsody Quintet | Jeremy Webb | Wild Abandon Productions

When It Rains. Artists: Francine Deschepper & Conor Green. Photo – Nick Rudnicki

2b theatre company strives to stimulate the mind and to awaken the spirit by producing theatre that is vital, innovative and challenging. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2b theatre company creates, develops, and presents works for the regional, national and international stages. Artistic co-directors Christian Barry and Anthony Black share a commitment to create, develop, and produce new work that is distinguished by innovation in staging, polish in design, and virtuosity in performance. Now in its 13th season, 2b has toured productions to Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, New York, Nashville, and across Canada. Visit 2b’s website.

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Megan “Azulita” Matheson. Photo – Holly Crooks

A professional flamenco company, Compañía Azul has a heart split between the coasts of Atlantic Canada and the dry earth of Andalusia. Drawn to the beauty of flamenco, Compañía Azul creates a passionate, stunning display of emotion, sound and colour. Founded by dancer Megan “Azulita” Matheson, the company premiered at Neptune Studio Theatre in September 2010. Since then they have appeared at numerous festivals and events in Nova Scotia, have recently performed with the Victoria Symphony and the Edmonton Symphony, and are continuing to garner interest across the country.  Visit Compañía Azul’s website.

Crazy Smooth (Yvon Soglo). Photo – Jonathan Maher

Crazy Smooth (Yvon Soglo). Photo – Jonathan Maher

Bboyizm, led by artistic director and choreographer-dancer Crazy Smooth, is a dance company mandated to promote and preserve the foundation, authenticity, and true essence of all street dances. The artistic philosophy of the company is based on the idea that a dancer’s self-expression is paramount,  our motto being: Dance to express! Not to impress. Bboyizm brings this philosophy to all of its services: dance classes, workshops, street dance history lessons, and performances. Visit Bboyizm’s website.

Our Unfortunate Deaths. Photo – Holly Crooks

Our Unfortunate Deaths. Photo – Holly Crooks

Mocean Dance, founded in 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is recognized nationally as a leading company from the Atlantic region. Working with both locally and nationally renowned choreographers, Mocean brings together talented artists to create exciting new work that is rooted in collaborative process, stretches physical and emotional boundaries and finds authenticity. Mocean has produced and presented new shows annually, and is also dedicated to community outreach and the development of future audiences through performances, residencies, school events, workshops, informal showings and discussions. Visit Mocean’s website.

Rhapsody Quintet.

Nova Scotia’s Rhapsody Quintet

For more than 20 years Nova Scotia’s Rhapsody Quintet has thrilled and delighted audiences with its sparkling renditions of a wide range of music, including light classical, salon, musical theatre, jazz, tango, klezmer, movie music and more. Through their performances and recordings they have reached out across Canada and the world, performed for royalty, worked with school children and helped to raise funds for many deserving causes. To date, they have released five CDs, which can be heard on their website.

Jeremy Webb in A Christmas Carol

Jeremy Webb in A Christmas Carol

Halifax-based Jeremy Webb is an award-winning actor/writer/director and founder of Off The Leash Creative Ltd. Jeremy has toured original productions of his one-man version of A Christmas Carol and Shakespeare on Trial to schools and theatres across the Maritimes and in the United States. His newest show, Fishing, chronicles one man’s misadventures in internet dating, and is also currently available for touring. Originally from Cambridge, UK, Jeremy studied at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before moving to Canada in 1998. Jeremy has appeared in countless stage productions, and is also an accomplished director, television actor, and comedian/host. Visit Jeremy’s website.

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Stuart and Karen in Broadway Without Borders

Founded in June 2011 by co-directors Stuart Hiseler and Karen Myatt, Wild Abandon Productions is a new theatre company that aims to bring new and unknown musical theatre to the Halifax stage. Our desire is to produce a variety of traditional and contemporary musicals that have rarely or never been performed for a local audience. Through cabaret, staged readings, and full productions we plan to bring a piece of Broadway home. The actors have both worked and resided in New York City, where they collaborated and created Wild Abandon Productions based in their hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Visit Wild Abandon’s website.