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Century Song

  • Nightwood Theatre presents a Volcano and Richard Jordan Productions UK, in Association with the Moveable Beast Collective Production in Association with Crow's Theatre
  • Neema Bickersteth, Kate Alton, and Ross Manson
  • Ross Manson
  • Apr 18 - Apr 29, 2017
  • $35
  • 50 minutes
  • Details

    Century Song is a live performance hybrid. Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, soprano Neema Bickersteth seamlessly melds classical song and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities are contained within a single performer. 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.






  • The Team


    • Neema Bickersteth - Soprano


    • Neema Bickersteth - Co-Creator and Performer
    • Ross Manson - Co-Creator and Director
    • Kate Alton - Co-Creator and Choreographer
    • Momme Hinrichs and Torge Møller - Projection Designer (fettfill, Germany)
    • Reza Jacobs - Composer
    • Gregory Oh - Pianist, Improvisation and Composition
    • Ben Grossman - Percussion, Computers, Improvisation and Composition
    • Charlotte Dean - Costume Designer
    • Camellia Koo - Set Designer
    • Rebecca Picherack - Lighting Designer
    • Kaitlin Hickey and Cameron Davis - Associate Video Designers