What the Body Knows: Dance as Embodied Inquiry – Celeste Snowber – Arts-Based Research Symposium, 2011
Abstract from author:
This presentation will explore how the body can open up a space for knowledge, wisdom, artistic practice and ultimately a place for embodied inquiry. A more alive connection to and from the body can inform and transform practices of arts-based research, imbuing us with a more intimate understanding through the senses. I will highlight the ways I have integrated dance, movement and embodied forms of inquiry over the last few decades through writing from the body, performance and teaching. I will also perform a few dance pieces, which focus on the connections between humus, humility and humor as well as create an improvisational dance/voice piece, which explores our collective inquiry and questions from the connection of ethics, aesthetics and the issues raised during our time together.
Celeste Snowber, PhD is a dancer, educator and writer who is an Associate Professor in the area of arts education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has written extensively in the area of arts and embodiment and continues to create site-specific performances in the natural world. Her latest book is co-authored with her colleague Stuart Richmond, entitled, Landscapes of Aesthetic Education.
This talk was given as a keynote presentation at the first annual Arts-Based Research Symposium: Ethics & Aesthetics in Arts-Based Research. The symposium was held October 20, 2011 at the Arts-Based Research Studio at the University of Alberta.