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Century Song ()

Produced by

Moveable Beast Collective and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Volcano Theatre

Presented by

Nightwood Theatre

Co-Creators: Neema Bickersteth and Kate Alton and Ross Manson
Director: Ross Manson


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Guloien Theatre


April 18th, 2017 – April 29th, 2017


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, 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. (


Neema Bickersteth Soprano

Creative Team

Neema Bickersteth Co-Creator
Kate Alton Co-Creator
Ross Manson Co-Creator
Ross Manson Director
Kate Alton Choreographer
Georges Aperghis Composer
John Cage Composer
Reza Jacobs Composer
Olivier Messiaen Composer
Gregory Oh Composer
Sergei Rachmaninoff Composer
Debashis Sinha Composer
Torge Møller Projection Designer
Momme Hinrichs Projection Designer
Cameron Davis Associate Projection Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Associate Projection Designer
Jeremy Mimnagh Associate Projection Designer
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Charlotte Dean Costume Designer
Laura Gardner Assistant Costume Designer
Avril Stevenson Assistant Costume Designer
Michela Sisti Assistant Director


Gregory Oh Piano
Ben Grossman Percussion
Ben Grossman Computer


Kaitlin Hickey Production Manager
Patrick Lavender Assistant Production Manager
Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
John Lauener Production Photographer
Michele Charlton Intern


Christina Cicko Production Coordinator