Through the Gaze of a Navel combines yoga and story-telling to take us through the "big questions" about life's biggest questions
The trouble with summer theatre can be that few people have the urge to sit for an hour or more when the weather is beckoning us all towards activity. Emelia Symington Fedy's Through the Gaze of a Navel has found a fortified solution to the summer-stay-out-all-day-and-refuse-seated-entertainment issue. Part yoga-class (if you choose to participate) part story-telling, Fedy has invented a completely new kind of solo show: One where she is not necessarily the sole performer.
Not only is the show innovative, it's also infused with comedy. Fedy is a self-professed self-help expert. By her own confession, she's been sucked into an array of schemes, plans and otherwise strategically motivating disciplines. Now, in this newest piece produced by The Chop Theatre, Fedy intelligently pokes fun at her addiction. Similar to her previous shows, Fedy uses her comedic tilt to explore darker terrain and, as a testament to her love for performer/audience relationships, she charms her way out of being stuck in an uncomfortable-exploration-of-artistic-insecurities rabbit hole.
Through the Gaze of a Navel originally opened in Vancouver in May and is currently running in Toronto at the East End Performance Crawl.
Show and Ticket Information can be found here.