What they're saying:
"Ultimately Through the Gaze of a Navel works for both the non-yoga enthusiast and its fans by creating a near perfect satirical balance, a comedic yin-yang as it were, of genuine respect & gentle derision."
- Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents
Performed by Emelia Symington Fedy with music by Christie Watson
Created by Emelia Symington Fedy and Anita Rochon (The Chop)
Directed by Anita Rochon
Original Music and technical direction by Christie Watson
Through the Gaze of a Navel was created with the support of Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series. The Chop is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.
- Wear comfy clothes.
- Foul language is used.
Through The Gaze Of A Navel
More than a mere a kiss-and-tell of a person’s life-long self-help escapades, Emelia Symington Fedy examines the line between seeking out enlightenment and destructive navel-gazing.
Emelia Symington Fedy has been obsessed with making herself better since she was a kid. From swimming with cosmic dolphins to crystal bowl vibrational healing to vaginal weightlifting classes, Symington Fedy has done it all. In Through the Gaze of a Navel, she asks the big questions while guiding you through a physical journey suitable for people of all levels of experience. Her irreverence is hilarious but the darkness she encounters is real.
A class/show that you can participate in or observe, Through the Gaze of a Navel premiered in Vancouver to a sold-out run and has since toured yoga studios, festivals and theatres across Canada.
After a decade of producing new, award-winning works for international audiences, The Chop is going back to their roots and re-visiting the form of the solo show with the irreverent and hilarious Symington Fedy
Symington Fedy has been part of making over 20 new works with select creation-based companies. She’s certi ed in Classical Ashtanga and AcroYoga, hosts her own daily radio show on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 and is the creator of the wildly popular tryingtobegood.com
IN THE NEWS
Laughing and Stretching is at the core of this performance. To read Stephen Hunt's article, click here.
Yoga Participation Opportunity: The artist encourages viewers to participate in yoga sequences with her during the performance. These "yoga spots" are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please dress comfortably.
Please Note: The Sunday Matinee performance has been cancelled. Please contact the box office at 403.294.9494 if you have any questions.