Plunging into the waters of collective identity, Body Of Water is an accumulation of experience, questions, histories, debate through the body, performance, photography, film, digital exchange, ritual and dance.
The goal of the show is to celebrate our shared roots in this place we call home, to build community and inspire water stewardship through creativity with, around and in local waters, and to bring an outdoor experience of art making to our INdoor audience.
A new presentation was developed in Nanaimo, May 8 to 20 and presented OUTside by local participants who love water. It was directed by Calgary-based guest artist, Nicole Mion, Water ceremonialist, Danielea Castell, and dance artist, Genevieve Johnson from Nanaimo. The group explored our streams and rivers and chose brother Millstone River and mother ocean at Neck Point Park as the research, creation, and presentation venue and shared their explorations with the general public on May 20.
We are bringing that exquisite experience indoors with a goal to recreate the natural beauty and feeling of being outside near these water sources with a nature-based installation by artist Mark Roch.
The White Room - 4 Church Street
Friday, July 7 | 8:00PM
Saturday, July 8 | 2:00PM Matinee
“My body is an archive of my experiences, my sensations, my history, my ancestors.” –Lee Su-Feh
Lee Su-Feh explores these ideas through story-telling, song, movement and our electronic devices. Along the way, she creates a space that is part ceremony, part conference, part confessional.
The Things I Carry is a work that was developed during the Migrant Bodies Project, an E.U.-sponsored choreographic project aimed at opening up a civic and artistic reflection on migrations and their cultural impact for the European and Canadian societies.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Battery Opera | Lee Su-Feh www.batteryopera.com
Vancouver Island Conference Centre - Dodd Narrows Room
Sunday, July 9 | 9:30AM
Looking at the work Unwrapping Culture presented July 8 as a point of departure, this dialogue explores the commodification of culture. From access to the past to re-creation of the future, between authenticity and consumerism, on the notion of our personal experiences of globalization, expansion, colonialism and excess, how do we share and understand culture?
All outdoor events take place in Maffeo-Sutton Park alongside the Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival.
OUTDOOR VENUES: ES Entertainment Stage SL Swy-a-lana Lagoon PG Park Grounds
DANCE MUSEUM TENT | SATURDAY, JULY 8 & SUNDAY JULY 9 | 9:00AM-5:00PM
Located in Maffeo-Sutton Park next to the Nanaimo Dragonboat information booth. Purchase tickets, register for workshops and learn more about the inspirations that underlie the festival performances.