spirituality of the knee

Meet me in the Middle – Stations of Migration between Art and Film, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Sask, November 2-5, 2016. Opened and closed symposium connected to Atom Egoyan. Performed “Spirituality of Worry,” and “Marrow of Longing.” Artist Panel on Nov. 4th at Meet me in the Middle Symposium.


Body, Mind, Spirit” at “Great Pairings: Eyes on the Future in conjunction with 65th Anniversary. Collaboration with with New Westminster Secondary School Choir, and Bassist Jodi Proznick at Massey Theatre, New Westminster. Choreographed performance piece including poetry to Music by Muusika by Part Uusberg. October 4, 2015. Youtube link to performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwWurSwKONM   Review of performance at http://www.the-peak.ca/2015/10/massey-theatre-celebrates-65th-anniversary/

Celebrating Passion from the Inside Out, Featured Performer at 20th Annual Celebrate Women Honoring Inclusive Excellence at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, March 3, 2016.

Snowber, C., Ricketts, K. & Robson, C. (May 24-29, 2014).  Appropriate appropriations: What happens when we tell other people’s stories? CSSE, St. Catherines, Ontario.

Snowber, C., Ricketts, K., Fels, L, & Kelly, V. (April 3-7, 2014 ).  Encountering tensions within collaborative artistic inquiry: An ecotracing.  AERA, Philadelphia, PA.

Woman giving birth to a red pepper.  Premiered at VanCity Culture Lab, Vancouver, September, 20, 21, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic-uof4EesQ

Snowber, C. (Nov. 6-9, 2013). Woman giving birth to a red pepper. The 14th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Snowber, C. and Ricketts, K. (June 2-5, 2013).  Autobiographical footsteps. CSSE, University of Victoria, B.C.

Snowber, C.  (June 2 – 5, 2013). Symposium on Living Artfully: Mapping The  Geophilosophy Of Artists-Researchers-Teachers On The Far West                                   Coast. A. Sinner, R. Dalton, W. Hurren,   M. Emme, B. Zuk. CSSE, University of Victoria, B.C.

Bickel, B., Snowber, C., Walsh, S., Bai, H., Fels, L.. Kelly, V., Mesner, K., Park, S.,  Rabi, S. (2013). Contemplative and Artistic Practices in Research and                              Pedagogy, CSSE Congress Conference. June 1st –June 5, 2013, Victoria, British Columbia.

Snowber, C. and Bickel, B. (April 10-13, 2012). Oracular visionings and    listenings”. Part of a panel entitled: Contemplative and Artistic Practices in Research and Pedagogy. C. Snowber, B. Bickel, C. Leggo, V. Kelly, L. Fels & H. Bai, and S. Walsh. American Association for the Advancement       of Curriculum. Vancouver, BC. Canada, UBC, Vancouver

Snowber, C. and Wiebe, S.  (April 13-17, 2012). The visceral imagination: A  fertile space for nontextual knowing.  Part of symposium “Sensual curriculum: Making educational sense through the senses.”  AERA,Vancouver.

Snowber, C. (April 13-17, 2012). An embodied invitation to the unborn song: A dancer/poet’s response to Gandhi and Tagore.  Part of                                                symposium “Why Gandhi now? Reclaiming education for the social majorities.”  With E. Malewski, M. Suri, S. Sharma and R. Whitlock.   AERA, Vancouver.

Snowber, C., Fels, L., Lane, J.  (May 4-5, 2012). Suspending Scholarly Conventions: A Walk into Transformation Learning Together                                                         Conference: Engaging the World,  Faculty of Education,  SFU, Harbour Centre.

Snowber, C. & Margolin, I. (Sept. 16, 2012). Shifting Bodily Perceptions and Engaging the Dancer from the Inside Out.   Healthy Dancer Canada 5th Annual Conference: DanceMyth and Facts.  The Dance Centre, Vancouver.

Saving McLellan Park Created and Performed a site-specific dance/poetic piece in connection to Saving McLellan Park in Langley, B.C.  (October 28, 2012)http://lfasbluedog.com/2012/11/07/saving-mclellan-park/

 The Dating Project.  Premiered at “Just Dance”, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, December, 8, 9, 10, 2011.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9KS9mnzLnU

Bodypsalm for the Earth. Performed with cellist Doug Gorkoff.  The 3rd Annual Interspiritual Sacred Dance Festival, Christ Church Cathedral, November 20, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRySx-Q0eQ

Longing.  Performed in conjunction with Margie Gillis at Chief Sepass Theatre.  in Langley, B.C.  November 18, 2011.

 Tidal Poems and Dances.  Galiano Island, B.C. A site-specific performance of poetry and dance taken place around the Grey Point Trail of Montague Harbour ProvincialMarine Park, September 17, 2011. http://vimeo.com/29713167

Snowber, Celeste. Keynote at Arts-Based Research Symposium.  “The Ethics and Aesthetics Of Arts-Based Research.  What the Body Knows.  University of Alberta,  October 20, 2011.   Video of keynote   http://vimeo.com/36748902

Snowber, C. (April 8 – 12, 2011) Curriculum Encounters Through Performative Inquiry  and Embodied Narratives. C. Snowber, K. Ricketts, & L. Fels.  American  Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

Snowber, C. (April 5-April 18, 2011) Situated Visceral Inquiry. C. Snowber & G. Diaz.  American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.   Bourbon Orleans Hotel.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

Snowber, C. (May 28-June 1, 2011) The Visceral Imagination: A Fertile Space for Non- Textual Knowing. C. Snowber & S. Wiebe.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference.  University of New Brunswick, Fredericktown,             New Brunswick.

Snowber, C.  (May 28-June 1, 2011)  Ecotracing: Inqury through Site-Specific Performance. C. Snowber, V. Kelly & L. Fels.  Canadian Society for the Study  of Education Annual Conference.  University of New Brunswick,  Fredericktown,  New Brunswick.

Snowber, C. (May 28 – June 1, 2011).  Embodied Inquiry: Living Into/Beneath our Own  Skins. C. Snowber & I. Margolin.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education  Annual Conference.  University of New Brunswick, Fredericktown, New             Brunswick.

Snowber, C.  (Jan.  21 – 23, 2011)  A Wound Creates the Sky. Narrative, Art-Based and   “Post” Approaches to  Social Research.  C. Snowber, G. Diaz, L. Fels & K.  Ricketts, Arizona State University,

Snowber, C. (April 2010) Arts-Based Educational Research SIG business meeting: Mentoring Arts-Based Educational Research in the Academy Today.  Invited panel guest with E. Eisner, R.  Irwin, C.  Leggo, P. Slattery andG.Sullivan. AERA, Denver, Colorado. http://vimeo.com/12336415 (video of  session)

Snowber, C. & Diaz, G. (April 2010)   Waves of Wonder:  A pedagogy of curiosity. The American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. 9th Annual Meeting.  (April 27-30th)  Denver, Colorado.

Snowber, C. (Oct. 2009)  Bodypsalms.  Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground –The Seventh International Conference.  Jointly sponsored by University of Waterloo and OISE/U of T,  Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orilia, Ontario, Oct. 23-25, 2009.

Snowber, C. and Wiebe, S.  (Oct. 2009).  To flourish and nourish with poetry: An intertextual autobiography of spiritual practice. 2nd International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry – Poetry as a way of knowing, Charlottetown, PEI, Oct. 15-18, 2009.

Snowber, C. & Fels, L. (Oct 2008).  Listening to the flesh: A performative inquiry. Performing the World Conference, NYC, NY. Oct.  3- 5, 2008.

Snowber, C. et al (March 27, 2008). “Longing as a place of Identity” in Session entitled Embracing intimacy and the authentic self through spirituality, the arts, and education. American Educational Research Assn. Conference, NYC, March 24- 28.

Snowber, C. (March 2008). The poetics of academic life: A memo(pause) through tenure sabbat(i)cal and beyond. American Association of Curriculum Studies Conference.  Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, March 21-24.

Snowber, C. (October 2007). Freeing the body within – Pre – conference Workshop. Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground.Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Snowber, C., Smith, S.J& Milloy, J. (2007).  Writhing, writing and riding:  Phenomenological acts of an essential corporeality, 27th International  Human Science Research Conference, University of Trento, Rovereto,  Italy, June 13-16.

Snowber, C. (April 2007) The soul moves: Dance in educative practice as part of a “Spirituality in Arts Education”symposium.AERA, Chicago, Illinois.

Snowber, C. (April 2007)  New forms of narrative in arts-based research: Explorations in music, dance, dialogue and play. in conjunction with P. Gouzouasis, K. Ricketts, Anne-Marie R. LaMonde, L. Ramsey and A. Mackie. AERA, Chicago, Illinois

Snowber, C. (April 2007).  Beneath the skin of plum black: Armenian identity through the poetic. American Association of Curriculum Studies.  University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.

Armenia – in front of Mt. Ararat

Snowber, C. (October 2006). Inlet Prayers: A performative exploration of inner and outer landscape. The 7th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference.  Marble Falls, Texas.


Snowber, C. (October 2006). Confessions of a Closet Dualist. The Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Practice.  Dayton, Ohio.

Snowber, C. (March 1 -5, 2006) The Mentor as Artist: A Poetic Exploration of  Teaching Aesthetically. INSEA International Society of Education through Art Congress, Viseu, Portugal.



Sanders, J. H. III & Snowber, C. ( October 2005). Tenure & Promotion:  Performing Productivity as a Poetics of Process. Paper  presented at the  Sixth Annual Conference on Curriculum and  Pedagogy: Curriculum for a Progressive,Provocative, Poetic, and Public  Pedagogy – Oxford, Ohio: Miami University.

Snowber, C. & Sanders, J. (April 2004). Dancing Reflexivity: Deconstructing Architectural Discipling of Discourse. American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Snowber, C., Young, D., Park, J., & Cancienne, M. (April 2004). Living Imaginatively: Artists as Educators and Researchers. AERA, San Diego, CA.

Snowber, C., Diaz, G., Donovan, L., Dunlop, R., Salvage, J., Manifold, M., McKenna, M., & Latta, M. (April 2004). Teaching for Aesthetic Experience: The Art of Learning. AERA, San Diego, CA.

Snowber, C. (April 2004). Love Undissected: A Performative Look at Sexuality and Spirituality. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AACS), University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Snowber, C. & McCaslin, S. (June 2003). Dancing Merton’s Hagia Sophia: A performative and literary exploration into the fullness of knowing. Eighth Conference and General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Snowber, C. (May 2003). Cultivating an aesthetics of everyday life for transformative leadership. Presented at CSSE, Halifax, NS.

Snowber, C. (April 2003). The curriculum of casting off. Presented at American Association of Curriculum Studies (AACS) at National Louis-University, Chicago, IL.

Snowber, C. & Bai, H. (February 2003). Approaches to Pedagogy of Mindfulness Provoking Curriculum Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Women Enduring Freedom Snowber, C., Bickel, B., Blaze, M. (July 28-Aug. 29, 2003) Women Enduring Freedom. A collaborative, multi-media art installation created by Barbara Bickel, Mary Blaze, and performed by Celeste Snowber, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC. Opening reception and performance July 31, 2003. Exhibition dates: July 28 – August 29, 2003.


Snowber, C. & Ferneding, K. (October 2002). Sustaining your soul through the tyranny of tenure. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Conference, Dayton, OH.

Snowber, C., Lloyd, R., & Smith, S. (June 2002). The textualities of flow: Inciting dialogue at the edges. International Human Science Research Conference, Victoria, BC.

Snowber, C. & Zuccaro, M. (May 2002). Opening limbs: The listening flesh. Embodied Knowing Conference in conjunction with CSSE, Toronto, ON.

Snowber, C. (October 2001). Dancing the narrative of the soul. Holistic learning: Breaking new ground. 3rd International Conference at OISE, Toronto, ON.

Snowber, C. (October 2001). Bodyfire: Tracing the terrain of eros and grief. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Conference, Dayton, OH.

Snowber, C. & Freed-Garrod, J. (October 2001). Sabbath stone: Creating a space for stillness in curriculum through dance, sound, and sculptural landscape. 2nd Annual Conference on Curriculum and Pedagogy, Victoria, BC.

Snowber, C. (April 2001). Body narratives: Dancing in and out of orality and auto/biography. AERA, Seattle, WA.

Snowber, C. (February 2001). Cultivating spirit and body in the teacher’s life. Presented at Westcast 2001: Finding the courage to teach in a changing world at University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Snowber, C. (November 2000). Inside out/outside in: Performing a theorizing of the body through the body. Presented at the Arts-Based Educational Research Conference, Austin, TX.

Snowber, C. (October 2000). Grammar of the gut: Fleshing out inquiry through body narratives. Presented at the JCT Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

Snowber, C. (May 2000). Body pedagogy. Presented at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities and the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Edmonton, AB.

Snowber, C. & Smith, S. (April 2000). Dancing the pedagogy of gesture. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Creating knowledge in the 21st century: Insights from multiple perspectives, New Orleans, LA.

Snowber, C. (February 2000). Dancing into wonder: Excavating the erotics of the everyday. Presented at the Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of the AERA at “Art’s based educational research: Creating space for synergy” in Albuquerque, NM.

Snowber, C., Doll, M.A., & Cancienne, M. (October 1999). Loosening Ties, Creating Selves: A Performance Narrative. Presented at the Journal of Curriculum Conference, Bergamo, OH. Also presented at AERA conference 2000, New Orleans, LA.


Invited as Lecturer/Performer/Researcher (selected)


Choreographer’s Lab: Choreographer’s as Artist Educators Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival  with Celeste Miller and Lisa Donovan.  Invited as a researcher to explore strengthening the casefor embodied learning in educational settings, August 2010.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LZHiHsKG7M

Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground – The Seventh International   Conference.     Jointly sponsored by University of Waterloo and OISE/U of T, Geneva Park Conference Centre, Ontario, Pre-Conference Workshop, “Minding the body/Bodying the mind,” October 23, 2009.

The Centre for Arts-Informed Research, Dept. of Adult Education and Counseling Psychology, OISE, U of T, 2007-08 Seminar Series,”Bodygraphy: Dance as a way of inquiry,” Oct. 2007.

Artful Inquiry Salon, Centre for Curriculum Studies, University of BC, “Dancing the data: The body and performative inquiry,” January 21, 2004.

Wesley’s Canadian Graduate Diploma Program in Dance Therapy, “Movement as Sacred Narrative,” July 2003.

BC Dance Educator’s Association, Dance Conference 2003. Taught workshop on “Dancing from the Inside Out,” October 24, 2003.

Women and Spirituality Dialogue 2004. Vancouver School of Theology, Opening dance, Vancouver, BC.

Women and Spirituality Dialogue 2001. Bodyplay. Vancouver School of Theology, Performance/Closing dance, Vancouver, BC.