Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil [2023]

Dates: November 3-18, 2023
Time: 7pm. Arrival time 6.30pm
Tickets: R250 to R375 per person and include a glass of Spier wine on arrival
Bookings: Webtickets
Age advisory: No under 16s

Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil, is on at Spier Wine Farm from November 3-18, 2023. As always, this immersive performance experience, is directed by Brett Bailey of Third World Bunfight. Constellations is presented by Spier and Third World Bunfight. Participants go on routes and walk through the woods/farmlands at Spier, led by guides, to performance spots. This year, lit in some instances by lanterns and in other instance by camp fires. It is a magical experience, under the stars; the sounds of the woods; such as frogs chirping. Ahh. A fabulous aspect of Constellations is that everything is a surprise. One is allocated a colour coded cushion which signifies the route one goes on. There is no stress on deciding what to see. Read on for more about lineup and other event details. Info as supplied:

Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil for Spier Wine Farm in November – extraordinary theatrical encounters under starry skies

From November 3-18, 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. 

The details

Constellations: The Garden of Good and Evil runs at Spier on Friday and Saturday nights from November 3 to 18, 2023, at 19h00.  Tickets for the two-hour event cost from R250 to R375 per person and include a glass of Spier wine on arrival.

Visit the Webtickets portal to find out more about the cheese and charcuterie platter options. Please note that walking shoes are recommended for the riverside trails, and all further information/FAQs can be found on and Webtickets. No under 16s.  

About Spier

Art, like food and wine, is best shared, which is why Spier is such an enthusiastic supporter of African artists and their creations. Housing one of the largest contemporary art collections in the country, Spier believes in the power of the visual arts to teach and inspire, encouraging us all to engage openly with our world and each other. With such a thriving local artistic community and rich cultural heritage, Spier is excited about the future of South African art.   

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