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Century Song ()

Produced by

Crooked Figure Dances and Moveable Beast Collective and Volcano Theatre

Presented by


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


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


January 19th, 2016 – January 23rd, 2016


Century Song is a live performance hybrid created by the exquisite soprano Neema Bickersteth, and Dora-award winning collaborators Ross Manson (direction) and Kate Alton (choreography).

Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Bickersteth seamlessly melds song and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities are contained within her own.

This 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 to life 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
Ross Manson Co-Creator
Kate Alton 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
Momme Hinrichs Projection Designer
Torge Møller 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 Costume Assistant
Michela Sisti Assistant Director


Gregory Oh Piano
Debashis Sinha Percussion / Computer


Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
Patrick Lavender Production Manager