Artist in Residence/Visiting Scholar at Arts Based Studio at University of Alberta
Tidal Poems and Dances
Sept 17th, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Performance by Celeste Snowber.
A presentation of poetry and dance exploring inner and outer landscapes.
WHERE: Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park
Galiano Island, B.C. Begin at parking lot in beginning of Gray Point Trail
This performance is done as a walk around Montague Harbour on the Gray Point Trail.
Money will be given to Natural Doctors International that does health programs for kids in Nicaragua.
Women Giving Birth to a Red Pepper (in formation)
Photo by Jaime Beck of “Spirituality of the Knee” piece
Through a combination of dance, voice, comedy, and the poetic, Celeste Snowber combines performative forms to explore both the lusciousness and absurdity of being a sensuous woman in her fifties and the passages one walks through including sexuality, dating on-line, relationships of all kinds, parenting and living sensuously from the inside out. Through a quilt of pieces she weaves stories that connect to what it means to be a woman at any age, and ripe to herself and to the world. “Woman giving birth to a red pepper” opens up the possibilities for celebrating the body in its paradox, beauty, limits and possibilities.
With both humor and humanity I aim to evoke what it means to live sensuously from the inside out when the body and culture can often dictate different paradigm; one which highlights “having bodies” instead of “being bodies.” I am fascinating by reclaiming sensuous knowledge as our birthright and the juice for our visceral imagination.