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Apr 8 - 25, 2015
Originally planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Nelson Mandela, this festival will be a tribute to the extraordinary vitality and originality of the artistic output in this ever-struggling nation, led to democracy by the recently departed Madiba. With six unique productions on offer, most in North America for the very first time, this festival is sure to illuminate, interrogate and entertain.

A three week festival celebrating the best of South African performance

Pick your date



Theatre

  • Bluma Appel Theatre
  • Berkeley Street Downstairs
  • Berkeley Street Upstairs
The Meal
April 8-12
Nongogo
April 8-12
Hatched
April 15-19
Ubu and the Truth Commission
April 15-19
Dominion
April 22-25
Chandelier
April 22-25
APR 8
WED
  • The Meal | 7pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Nongogo | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 9
THU
  • Nongogo | 1pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs | with post-show talkback
  • The Meal | 7pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Nongogo | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 10
FRI
  • The Meal | 7pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Pre-Show Chat | 7:15pm | Berkeley Street Lobby
  • Nongogo | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 11
SAT
  • The Meal | 1pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Artists Panel | 2-3pm | Berkeley Street Rehearsal Hall

    The State of Performance Art in South Africa
    A discussion about the state of art in South Africa today with creators from the Spotlight festival. Facilitated by Matthew Jocelyn. Artists: Mamela Nyamza and James Ngcobo.

    Free | Click here to RSVP
     
  • The Meal | 7pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Nongogo | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 12
SUN
  • The Meal | 1pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Nongogo | 2pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 15
WED
APR 16
THU
APR 17
FRI
APR 18
SAT
  • Hatched | 1pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Artists Panel | 2-3pm | Berkeley Street Rehearsal Hall

    The Trajectory of a Production

    A discussion about the experience of touring political work and how audiences are impacted by where and when they see a production. With original cast members from Ubu. Facilitated by Marcia Blumberg. Artists: Dawid Minnaar and Busi Zokufa

    Free | Click here to RSVP
     
  • Hatched | 7pm | Berkeley Street Upstairs
  • Ubu and the Truth Commission | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
APR 19
SUN
APR 20
MON
  • Luyanda Sidiya Masterclass | 1pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
  • Luyanda Sidiya in Conversation | 5:30-6:30pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs

    Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from the choreographer behind our upcoming show Dominion. Sidya will participate in a moderated chat, facilitated by Canadian Stage’s artistic and general director Matthew Jocelyn, followed by a question and answer period with the audience.

    Free | Click here to RSVP
APR 22
WED
  • Dominion | 1pm | Bluma Appel Theatre
  • Chandelier | 8pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
  • Artists Panel | 8:45-9:30pm | Berkeley Street Rehearsal Hall

    Political Art

    Discussion about how artists tackle political issues through film and performance art, the rewards and consequences. Facilitated by Johanna Householder. Artist: Steven Cohen

    Free | Click here to RSVP
APR 23
THU
APR 24
FRI
  • Dominion | 7pm | Bluma Appel Theatre
  • Chandelier | 7pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs | with post-show talkback
APR 25
SAT
  • Dominion | 8pm | Bluma Appel Theatre
  • Chandelier | 10:15pm | Berkeley Street Downstairs
  • INTERMISSION Closing Party | 8pm | Berkeley Street Lobby
WITH SUPPORT FROM


DANCE PROGRAMMING SUPPORTER

OFFICIAL WINE SPONSOR

FRIENDS OF SPOTLIGHT SOUTH AFRICA

Julia and Robert Foster
Timothy and Frances Price
Barry Rowland and Anita Block
Shirley Blumberg
Holt Renfrew

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