Constellations: ‘The Garden of Good and Evil’ at Spier




From 3 to 18 November 2023 Spier Wine Farm and Third World Bunfight present the fourth iteration of 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.

Constellations is a series of intimate encounters that beautifully connect performers, spectators and total strangers in a way that explores the creative sphere in unique and intriguing ways. 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. Performers this year include singer and guitarist Gary Thomas, indigenous instrumentalist Sky Dlala, singer 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, visiting six sites lit by campfires and lanterns. At each stop they will witness extraordinary solo performances drawn from a diverse group of artists. Each encounter lasts approximately fifteen minutes, combining to deliver a surreal series of unforgettable experiences that are brought to life through beautiful music, song and haunting tales.

Time & Date: 3-18 November; 19:30 – 21:30

Tickets: R250 per person, or R375 for a double ticket including a cheese & charcuterie platter. All tickets include a complimentary glass of Spier’s award-winning wines. Tickets are available through webtickets.
This event is not suited to children under 16.

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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