The Fruitful Dark of Winter

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC
Meet under the Gingko tree at the Garden entrance.
Cost: Public $20. Concession $17 (Youth (13-17); Seniors (65+) UNA Residents; UBC Faculty, Staff and Students). Prices include GST. Eventbrite fees are not included.


Join Celeste Snowber for a walking performance of dance and poetry out of the winter season. Whether it is the living bouquet of the fragrance of Chimonanthus or the light on paperbark maples, winter holds delights as we walk into wonder. Enjoy a blend of art and ecology in this creative garden performance as Celeste interprets the Garden’s unique botanical collection through a poetic and performative lens.

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Presenter/Performer: Celeste Snowber, PhD is a dancer, poet/writer and award-winning educator who is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has written extensively and her books include Embodied Inquiry: Writing, living and being through the body as well as two collections of poetry. Celeste was our Artist in Residence at UBC Botanical Garden for two years and she continues to create site-specific performances in the natural world that explore the connections between ecology and the arts. The poetry which emerged out of her time in the garden has been published in a variety of journals and she is working on a documentary and book connected to the artist residency. She has performed across North America and internationally in a variety of venues including concerts, galleries, museums, conferences, and outdoor spaces. Her websites can be found at and

Important Notes: Space is limited. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suitable for all terrains. We will proceed rain, snow or shine. It is important to arrive on time since it is hard to catch up once the performance moves through the garden.

Accessibility: Please note that this is a walking performance and there is no seating.

Parking: Free Visitor Parking for 3 hours, provided you enter your license plate at the meter.

Cancellation Policies: A $5.00 processing fee per attendee is charged if cancellation notice is less than 7 days prior to your scheduled program. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person. Cancellations can be made online or by contacting In the event that UBC Botanical Garden cancels a program, we will offer the option of transferring to another program or obtaining a full refund.