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Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil at Spier Wine Farm

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Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil at Spier Wine Farm in November promises extraordinary theatrical encounters under starry skies.

From 3 to 18 November 2023 Spier Wine Farm and Third World Bunfight presents Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil, directed by Brett Bailey. Expect a unique cultural experience in the forested wilderness at Spier where atmospheric encounters await in the dark woods under a starlit sky.

This is the fourth iteration of Constellations, a series of intimate encounters that beautifully connect performers, spectators and total strangers in an intriguing way.

In Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil, Bailey has given each of the performers a whimsical, somewhat twisted character to interpret: a singer who lives in a bush in the belief that she’s an insect; a woman who reads stories to the ashes of the husband she murdered; a sensitive poet who lost his marbles in the mall.

Artists this year include

  • singer and musician Moodship (akA Gary Thomas);
  • indigenous instrumentalist Sky Dlala;
  • singer, songwriter and composer Laurie Levine;
  • improviser and writer Megan Choritz;
  • physical theatre performer Siphenathi Mayekiso;
  • Belgian storyteller Gaetan Schmid;
  • dance artist Gita Galina, and
  • interdisciplinary performance artist Mthuthuzeli Zimba.

Small groups will follow their Guides along riverside trails at nightfall to visit six sites lit by campfires and lanterns; extraordinary 15 minute solo performances by a diverse group of artists who will deliver surreal, unforgettable experiences brought to life through beautiful music, song and haunting tales.

WHAT: Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil
WHERE: Spier Wine Farm, Annandale Road Stellenbosch 7600
WHEN: Friday and Saturday nights from 3 to 18 November 2023 at 19h00
TICKETS: from R250 to R375 per person and include a glass of Spier wine on arrival | Info of event | Quicket  | No under 16’s
INFO: Visit 
NOTE: walking shoes are recommended for the riverside trails
PHOTO: Siphenathi Mayekiso (c)

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