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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Toni Giselle Stuart

Toni Giselle Stuart

Toni Giselle Stuart is a South African poet, writer and spoken word artist and educator.

Main reading Toni Giselle Stuart

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Toni Giselle Stuart

With her poetry, Stuart aims to heal inherited and ancestral wounds and traumas as well as regain access to ancestral wisdom and gifts, bringing herself and her audiences closer to who they are. She is especially interested in discovering, re-imagining and rewriting the forgotten and buried histories and ‘herstories’ of mixed and creole South Africans and people of color. Furthermore, she seeks to connect these stories to the bodily experience, nature and the interplay of the two. In her live spoken word performances, she uses sounds and breath...

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Main reading Toni Giselle Stuart

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Toni Giselle Stuart

With her poetry, Stuart aims to heal inherited and ancestral wounds and traumas as well as regain access to ancestral wisdom and gifts, bringing herself and her audiences closer to who they are. She is especially interested in discovering, re-imagining and rewriting the forgotten and buried histories and ‘herstories’ of mixed and creole South Africans and people of color. Furthermore, she seeks to connect these stories to the bodily experience, nature and the interplay of the two. In her live spoken word performances, she uses sounds and breath to create tension and emphasis. 

Stuart collaborates and performs across disciplines with filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and dancers. In 2016, she collaborated with South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson to create an audiovisual installation of her work Krotoa-Eva’s Suite, a Cape jazz poem in three movements. The piece was part of the exhibition Re(as)sisting Narratives which showed at Framer Framed Gallery in Amsterdam, and the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town. Furthermore, she was the founding curator of Poetica at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town and founded the youth poetry programme Athlone Young Poets in Cape Town in 2018. In 2013 Stuart was named in The Mail and Guardian’s list of 200 inspiring Young South Africans. She has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, such as Looking Back, Going Forward: Young Voices on Freedom (2004). 

Saturday June 8th 

18.30 - 19.00

LantarenVenster - Auditorium 6


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Language: English

Poets recite in their own language. You can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

Duration: 30 minutes

 

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère