Spier Wine Farm is hosting Constellations this month, a theatrical performance conceptualised by internationally acclaimed theatre director and playwright Brett Bailey.
This unusual performance piece will take guests on a literal and narrative journey as they follow an after-dark trail to visit three separate campfires. At each fire, they will meet their ‘Fire Guardians’ who will host them for 40 minutes under starry skies. The beautiful wilds flanking the Eerste River will add to the mystery of the evening.
“They include singers and musicians working in a variety of idioms; performance artists and poets; thinkers and alternative historians; ceremonialists, sangomas and environmentalists.”
Bailey explains, “I am compiling a diverse team of 27 fascinating, talented and compelling people who will be the Guardians. Some are well-known, others are ‘hidden gems’. They include singers and musicians working in a variety of idioms; performance artists and poets; thinkers and alternative historians; ceremonialists, sangomas and environmentalists. I am not releasing their identities at this point. Each of these Guardians will host an experience for spectators without the use of any technology, apart from the light of the campfire.’
He adds: “I believe that people will have a truly rich and memorable evening: meeting others, sharing firesides with remarkable people, and experiencing the sounds and smells of nature at night.”
Tickets are very limited, and all COVID-19 precautions will be in place – including sanitising and social distancing.
Dates: 10-12 and 17-19 December 2020
Time: Arrive at 19.30
Price: R150 per person, includes a glass of Spier Creative Block wine on arrival. R800 per couple including a sunset picnic and a bottle of Spier Creative Block.
Age: no under 16.
Tickets are available from Webtickets.
Guests are encouraged to wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
A special Spier 30% accommodation discount is available to all ticket holders. Book online using code CONSTELLATION to take advantage of this offer.