The Hottentot Venus – Untold

Jacqui du Toit

Photography by Captivate Creative Studios

Created and performed by Jacqui du Toit

April 19 – 23, 2017

Directorial Consultant: Laurie Fyffe
Sound Design by: Thabani Malaba
Lighting Design by: David Magladry
Stage Manager: Louisa Hache

An original theatrical storytelling based on the life and death of Sarah Baartman, one of the first indigenous African women from the Khoisan clan to be taken from her home in Cape Town, South Africa and  put on display as a “freak” show at 225 Piccadilly, London in 1810.

The story of Sarah is a just one of the many stories of women of colour who were taken from their homes and sold as slaves and exploited for their features across the European market during the 1800’s.

April 19 8pm (preview)
April 20 8pm (opening ngiht)
April 21 8pm
April 22 2pm
April 22 8pm
April 23 2pm

Jacqui Du Toit is an international theatrical and movement storyteller from Kimberley, South Africa. Since graduating from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Theatre and Performance in 2005, Jacqui has worked extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and dancer.

Her experience covers a wide range of fields including: Storytelling, writing, directing, acting and puppetry. Her passion and perseverance of performance art has taken her to many destinations and festivals around the world, including performing with an African circus that toured Canada in 2008.

Jacqui now resides in Ottawa, Canada where she performs theatre, dance and African storytelling with her company 8thGeneration Storytelling. With 8thGeneration, she travels across Canada and her home country, South Africa sharing her passion in the arts. She is also the co-owner of Origin Studios in Ottawa, one of the first fully black owned art studios in the capital city of Canada.

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