Jacqui Du Toit New

Born and raised in South Africa, Jacqui Du Toit is known for her animated stories from the mother land. By combining gestures, movement, singing, facial expressions, and dramatic impersonations that spark the audience, Jacqui knows how to captivate the audience with more than just words.

Curriculum Links

Explore aspects of African culture; active listening skills; empathy; plot, character, rhythm, story structure, and narrative arc; cultural inclusion; myth and legend; non-verbal communication, mime, gesture, oral language and storytelling.


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Residency
Residency
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Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

Stories from the Mother Lands

New Program Residency Performance English

Jacqui Du Toit shares contemporary, historical, and traditional stories from Southern Africa in a vibrant performance accompanied by a live drummer. Stories of Nelson Mandela, tales from Zimbabwe, traditional Zulu stories, fables of Anansi, and Jacqui’s own journey to Canada today all form part of the fabric that she weaves from the oral tradition.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
50
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One session: 1 hour (incl. Q & A)
Solo performance: $235 + HST
With drummer: $295 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $335 + HST
With drummer: $395 + HST
Full day: three 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $435 + HST
With drummer: $495 + HST
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Shaking it up: Enriched Stories from the Mother Lands Performance + Workshop

New Program Residency Workshop Performance English

Enrich the understanding of Stories from the Mother Lands with a hands-on workshop creating shakers from recycled and natural materials, learning how to use them to punctuate stories.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One hour performance + 45 minutes workshop $315 + HST
1 performance + 2 workshops $415 + HST

Materials $1 per student

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