Presented by One Yellow Rabbit

Century Song

Volcano Theatre

Century Song is a live performance hybrid, showcasing the powerful Canadian soprano Neema Bickersteth. A radical theatricalization of the standard recital form, it is part classical song, part dance, part visual art, and part experimental filmmaking.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, and Alice Walker’s In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens , the show imagines a different way to negotiate history. Through the eyes and voice of a black female protagonist — a kind of modern day “everyman” — we move through the past century, using fine art and music to explore human feeling through time.

Century Song was developed by the Toronto-based, international award-winning performance company, Volcano, in partnership with Crooked Figure Dances, the Moveable Beast Collective, and German projection design company fettFilm.

Supported in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the government of Ontario.

** Purchase your tickets for Century Song, Porno Death Cult, and Huff together and receive all three shows for $75 – a savings of $30. Available only by phone or in person at the Arts Commons Box Office - 403.294.9494

Join us for a post-show discussion with the artists, January 27th.  Facilitated by One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble Artist, Andy Curtis.

What they're saying:

"...a happening of exceptional visual and musical quality"
- Capital Critics' Circle