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When

Runs from Tuesday January 19 2016 to Saturday January 23 2016

Approximate running time: 1 hour

Venue

The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Performance Notes

× Created by Neema Bickersteth, Kate Alton and Ross Manson

Starring Neema Bickersteth with Gregory Oh and Debashis Sinha

Curated and presented by Volcano Theatre as part of Progress


Century Song is a live performance hybrid created by powerful soprano Neema Bickersteth, and Dora-award winning collaborators Ross Manson (direction) and Kate Alton (choreography).

Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Bickersteth seamlessly melds song and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities are contained within her own.

This exquisitely unique show features music by some of the past 100 years’ most adventurous composers, as well as projections by Germany’s fettFilm - extraordinary visuals that bring alive major art movements of the 20th century. Both whimsical and riveting, Century Song is a wordless chronicle of the age, built from art.

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