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CELESTE SNOWBER

AUTHOR | PERFORMER | SPEAKER








                                                                                   "THERE IS A SCENT TO THE BODY'S KNOWING" - CELESTE SNOWBER

 

ABOUT

Celeste Nazeli Snowber, PhD is a dancer, poet, writer and award-winning educator. Her opus of multidisciplinary works has pioneered and instituted the importance of embodied forms of inquiry; the presence of the body within arts-based research, and its implications for writing, being, creating, teaching and living. The foundation of her research lies in the integration between body and mind, physicality and spirituality, with emphasis on connecting the personal and universal. The essence of her performative work centres around site specific performance and complete one-woman-shows that integrate comedy, contemporary dance and improvisation and how one lives a juicy life amidst complexities and wonder. As a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, Celeste is a  sought-after mentor and has recently expanded her reach to write, speak and perform to wider audiences who long for the connections between authentic living, discovering voice, and exploring artistic expression in the midst of difficult times. Celeste’s publications include books, collections of poetry, as well as chapters and articles in scholarly books and journals. She has performed and spoken internationally for concert venues, galleries, museums, conferences, and in various outdoor spaces. Celeste’s SFU Faculty Website can be found HERE.

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EVENTS

  • BOOK RELEASE: THE MARROW OF LONGING
    www.harppublishing.ca/the-marrow-of-longing
    Apr. 30, 12:00 p.m.
    www.harppublishing.ca/the-marrow-of-longing
  • COLLABORATION WITH LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
    Available Online
    Mar. 04, 7:00 p.m. EST
    Available Online
    On the edge of wild and urban landscape as well as the inner landscape of fragility, I take my feet walking as a way of opening up attention and exploring the intimacy of an embodied knowing.
  • INTRAVENUS: Triple Threat: Feminist, Fifty-ish & Fabulous
    cjsf.ca/contents/intravenus-playlist-011320
    Jan. 13, 10:00 a.m.
    cjsf.ca/contents/intravenus-playlist-011320
    Interview by Robin Eriksson on CJSF 90.1 on Snowber's Interweaving multidisciplinary forms in performances and published works, and her attention to embodied ways of inquiry.
  • EASTWEST SOMATICS CONFERENCE
    www.eastsomatics.com
    Oct. 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – Oct. 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
    www.eastsomatics.com
    Online conference on dance and somatics.
  • Keynote Session with Dr. Celeste Snowber "Listening to our own birdsong: Cultivating wisdom as a site of alchemy"
    Online Event
    Jun. 27, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    2020 Learning Together Conference
 
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PROJECTS

Celeste's site-specific performance of dance and poetry in the natural world explores the relationship between ecology and the arts through a pedagogy of place. These sites are spaces between land and sea, including marine and shoreline parks to botanical gardens.  

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BOOKS

 

THE MARROW OF LONGING

"Fragments can hold a world" 

Snowber's deeply personal and interpersonal third book of poetry traces the inherited trauma of the Armenian genocide, memories of her ancestors, lessons learned in kitchen conversations, prayers in the night, and bodily yearnings. A descendent of genocide survivors, she explores relationships between longing, belonging, and identity to uncover universal themes that guide readers to what has shaped their own lives. The 54 poems are accompanied by 7 full-colour images by artist Marsha Nourtiza Odabashian.  


Partial proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Atken Armenian Foundation.

Harp Publishing

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POETRY

 

BLUE WAITING

Collection of Poems with Sean Wiebe

Shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award, Blue Waiting is a collection of poems in conversation with small beauties formed through the geography of living. This geography takes shape in the edges of islands, mountains, families, and most of all the terrain of the inner life. The inner life is imbued with the details of ordinary life, where the contours of presence is unraveled in attention to what is in before us as humans.


"The writing is beautifully poised on moments when clear boundaries between self and world let lip, and admit again the onrush of magic." - Patrick Ledwell, author and performer.

Acorn Press Canada

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CHAPTERS | ARTICLES

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

VIEW & DOWNLOAD AT ACADEMIA.EDU

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PRESS | INTERVIEWS

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PODCAST INTERVIEW FOR JESUITS IN IRELAND

Pat Coyle interviews Celeste about the role of the body as central to how people live, move, breathe, question, and uncover passion and voice. This was in light of her performative presentation on 'Body, Spirituality and Passion: Embodied Ways of Inquiry in Vocation' at the international conference on Spirituality in Society and the Professions at Waterford Institute of Technology on 17 May 2019.

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE 

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VANCOUVER COURIER ARTICLE

CREATE DON'T CLEAN: MULTI-GENERATIONAL ARTIST TRIO EMBRACES LIFE'S MESS

Review by Becca Clarkson of Perfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life 

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

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INTERVIEW WITH SAD MAG

Web Editor Sarah Thompson chatted with multi-faceted artist, Celeste Snowber, about her upcoming collaborative show Perfect Imperfections. Celeste joined forces with JUNO nominated bassist Jodi Proznick and harpist Alexa Reimer to create a show about embracing messiness. 

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

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INTERVIEW FOR VANCOUVER SUN

ART OF A MESSY LIFE CELEBRATES IMPERFECTIONS

Shawn Conner interviews Celeste about the productions Perfect Imperfections: The Art of  a Messy Life

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

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FEATURE ARTICLE FOR TRI-CITY NEW

MAKE TIME TO LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE, DANCER SAYS

by Janis Cleugh

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

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REVIEW BY LOOSE LIPS MAGAZINE OF PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS: THE ART OF A MESSY LIFE

Review by Elizabeth Holliday

VIEW ARTICLE HERE

 

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