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Woman giving birth to a red pepper

September 13, 2013

Lynn Fels,
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.9017;

Celeste Snowber, an associate professor of arts education at Simon Fraser University, has created a performance that touches on issues of on-line dating, loss, parenting, the spirituality of worry, and “the heart of what it means to live a voluptuous life.”

She calls it Woman Giving Birth to a Red Pepper. The performance takes place at the VanCity Culture Club’s Cultch Theatre in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 20 and 21 at 8 pm.

Snowber’s goal is to capture “the lusciousness and absurdity of sensuality, the body and mid-life in all its limitations, beauty and paradox.”

 Award-winning bassist Jodi Proznick joins Snowber as they collaborate in a hilarious and heartrending performance of dance, story, comedy, and upright bass.

Woman Giving Birth to a Red Pepper is a coupling of two improvisational artists—a dancer and a jazz musician—and is directed by Lynn Fels.

Snowber, who has performed her work internationally, is author of Embodied Prayer and co-author of Landscapes in Aesthetic Education. She performs site-specific work in the natural world, and is passionate about creating from experiences of daily life.

Proznick has won numerous awards including Bassist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards. A member of the Jodi Proznick Quartet, she has performed on CBC Radio´s Jazzbeat, Hot Air, Silence en Jazz, and Sounds Like Canada, and has played with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Choir, with Canadian jazz greats and leading international jazz musicians.

What: Woman Giving Birth to a Red Pepper, by SFU associate education professor Celeste Snowber
When: Friday, Sept, 20 & 21 at 8 pm
The Cultch (Vancouver) 1895 Venables Street
Tickets:  call The Cultch box office 604.251.1363 or purchase online at

Simon Fraser University is Canada's top-ranked comprehensive university and one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 120,000 alumni in 130 countries.


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