Through the Gaze of a Navel
More fun than you ever thought you would have in downward dog.
By Emelia Symington Fedy and Anita Rochon
Performed by Emelia Symington Fedy
Through the Gaze of a Navel is a performance in the form of a yoga class that you can either participate in or observe. It is led by self-proclaimed advice expert Emelia Symington Fedy, a woman who has consumed every new-age pop-psych medicine she could get her hands on. She asks the big questions while guiding you through a physical journey suitable for people of all levels of experience. Emelia’s take is irreverent but the darkness is real. More than a regular yoga class or a mere kiss-and-tell of a life-long obsession, Through the Gaze of a Navel sets a spiritual quest in a hilarious context.
VENUE: Anderson Street Space (1405 Anderson Street, Granville Island)
DATES: April 23 – 27, 2014
Wed April 23 – 7pm (SOLD OUT), 8pm
Thurs April 24 – 7pm, 8pm (SOLD OUT)
Fri April 25 – 7pm, (SOLD OUT) 8pm (SOLD OUT)
Sat April 26 – 2pm (SOLD OUT), 7pm (SOLD OUT), 8pm (SOLD OUT)
Sun April 27 – 2pm, (SOLD OUT) 3pm (SOLD OUT)
DURATION: 45 minutes
Emelia Symington Fedy is co-artistic director of The Chop. In under ten years she has been a part of making twenty new pieces of theatre in BC with companies such as Leaky Heaven, Theatre Melee, Solo Collective, Arts Club, Greenthumb, Caravan Farm Theatre, Axis Theatre and Radix. Emelia is also an Artistic Associate with Radix and is looking forward to adapting The Tibetian Book of the Dead for their upcoming project TBD. Emelia is also a freelance radio producer and writer for CBC radio and because of her popular website tryingtobegood.com, she is now working on her first book.
Anita Rochon is a Vancouver-based director who has been involved in the development of more than 20 new pieces of theatre. She co-artistic directs The Chop Theatre in Vancouver with Emelia Symington Fedy, which has produced numerous new works including KISMET one to one hundred and How to Disappear Completely. She is a graduate of Studio 58 (Acting) and the National Theatre School of Canada (Directing) and was awarded the Siminovitch Protégé prize and a Mayor’s Arts Award.