April 16 & 17


audience-to-artist talk to follow

Port Theatre


Daina Ashbee, named one of the “Top 25 to Watch in 2018” by DANCE Magazine, returns to her hometown of Nanaimo with her riveting installation performance, Serpentine.


Presented by Crimson Coast Dance, Serpentine depicts liberating strength within the intimate performance space of the Nanaimo Art Council Gallery; evoking endurance in both performer and spectator. It explores the violence of repressing the female body, and its innate capacity to abide.


Ashbee uses simple imagery in order to allow the work to resonate with many viewers. The piece includes original electric organ composition by Jean-Francois Blouin which is both disturbing and powerful. The juxtaposition of the haunting electric organ and the slow, sensual movement that escalates in it's violence, is confidently, beautifully and earnestly performed by Areli Moran.


“Sometimes things need to be insisted upon, and I believe repetition is powerful because it insists, because we remember and we absorb. The body is powerful and Serpentine allows one body to speak - to occupy space - and our attention, over and over, insistently revealing the enormous strength of the interpreter” - Daina Ashbee

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Serpentine is an artistic performance that contains full female nudity, and is suited for mature audiences.


For more information visit Crimson Coast Dance

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