VOX AT THE FESTIVAL OF WHITE LIGHTS
AT SPIER WINE FARM
In December, Spier Wine Farm is transformed into a light-filled, multi-sensory cross-cultural wonderland for the annual Festival of White Lights. Ushering in the festive season, this performance arts procession on the Werf is led by the Spier Angel of Light on stilts. A dazzling display of light – fire dancers, sculptures and lanterns – with a diverse collection of artistic performances amidst the oaks is choreographed by the acclaimed Jay Pather.
In 2017, VOX presented a selection of music loosely connected to Christmas including works by Franco Prinsloo, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Peter Gritton and folk carols from Spain and Poland.
VOX’s offering in 2016 ranged from “Stars” (under the stars) to the unleashed kinetic energy of “Cloudburst”, accompanied by a thrilling video installation. Finally, in a moving tribute to Leonard Cohen, VOX was joined by Magdalene Minnaar, floating gently in an illuminated pool, who together sang his most famous number, “Hallelujah”.