Jacqui Du Toit

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

School Performance: Stories from the Mother Lands

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:
100
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person:
One session: 1 hour (incl. Q & A)
Solo performance: $240 + HST
With drummer: $300 + HST

Half day: two 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $340 + HST
With drummer: $400 + HST

Full day: three 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $440 + HST
With drummer: $500 + HST

Online:
One session: 1 hour (incl. Q & A)
Solo performance: $240 + HST

Half day: two 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $340 + HST

Full day: three 1 hour sessions
Solo performance: $440 + HST

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School Workshop: Traditional Storytelling

New Program Residency Workshop English

Since the dawn of time, storytelling has been an ancient art form of conveying crucial information from generation to generation, helping communities to grow and helping children to engage with their creativity and imagination. This two-hour workshop focuses on engaging student’s imagination with theatrical games and voice exercises. Participants will learn the art of retelling stories from the motherland.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person:
One 2 hour session $315 + HST
Two 2 hour sessions $415 + HST

Online:
One session of 1 hour $215 + HST
Half Day: Two sessions of 1 hour $315 + HST
Full Day: Three sessions of 1 hour $415 + HST
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School Residency: Your Roots, Your Story

New Program Residency English

In this residency, students will explore their cultural heritage through the art of storytelling. Jacqui will guide them through this ancient artistic and cultural practice, exploring various skills and techniques including story structure and plot, character building, vocal techniques and body expressions. This residency ends with a performance where students share their stories with their classmates.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
15 students per session
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person only:
One class: 2 one hour sessions per day for 5 days $1,575 + HST
Two classes: 4 one hour sessions per day for 5 days $2,075 + HST


As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.
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School Residency: So, what is your story?

New Program Residency English

Everyone has a story, what is yours? This interactive and engaging residency has been designed to help you transform your raw, personal story into a moving, creative storytelling performance. Confidence building, creative thinking, and connecting with classmates are all part of this unique experience. Through movement exercises, creative writing and theatrical games participants will gain more insight into their own life story. By the end of the 5th week, participants will be able to share their stories with their classmates. There needs to be at least one week between each session.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
15 students per session
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person only:
For One Class: 2 one hour sessions per day for 5 days $1,575 + HST
For Two classes: 4 one hour sessions per day for 5 days $2,075 + HST



As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.
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School Performance: 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 $320 + HST
1 performance + 2 workshops $420 + HST

Materials $1 per student

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School Workshop: Traditional Storytelling

New Program Residency Workshop English

Since the dawn of time, storytelling has been an ancient art form of conveying crucial information from generation to generation, helping communities to grow and helping children to engage with their creativity and imagination. This two-hour workshop focuses on engaging student’s imagination with theatrical games and voice exercises. Participants will learn the art of retelling stories from the motherland.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One 2 hour session $315 + HST
Two 2 hour sessions $415 + HST
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Senior Performance: Stories from the Motherlands

New Program Residency Performance English Seniors

Stories from the Motherlands: 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:
Seniors
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person and online:
One performance of 1 hour: $240 + HST
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