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Twist newsletter September / October - ———————————————————— SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 NEWS Twist says ‘hello and goodbye’ Twist said farewell to the old groups that it has worked with for the past two years, and welcomed in the four new groups: Ubizo Theatre from Marainhill, Nansi Impumelelo Arts and Culture from Manguzi, and Mzansi Theatre Advancement and Thandimpilo Theatre groups from Pietermartizburg. These … Continue reading Twist newsletter September / October
Twist newsletter – JULY / AUGUST 2015 - Twist at the NAF Twist facilitated three successful projects at the National Arts Festival this year: The Novel-Script Project included 5 writers from South Africa, The Netherlands and Zimbabwe in a weeklong residency, culminating in a public staged reading of short scripts at the festival. The Dutch production of TEA by Poolse Vis, enjoyed sold-out … Continue reading Twist newsletter – JULY / AUGUST 2015
Twist News – May / June - MAY / JUNE NEWS Twist groups perform at the Uhuru International Arts Festival The four Twist groups performed their new work at the Uhuru International Community Arts Festival at the Wushwini Arts and Heritage Centre in May. These new shows are designed for schools, and ready to tour. Dutch-Curacao story-teller Roland Colastica also performed his … Continue reading Twist News – May / June
Twist News March / April - NEWSLETTER – MARCH / APRIL 2015 Twist group’s new productions The four Twist groups are busy working on their new productions which they are readying for performances in schools. These productions are the result of workshops with mentors Emma Durden, Roel Twijnstra and Bhekani Shabalala as well as with Assitej earlier this year. The groups … Continue reading Twist News March / April
Twist News January / February - TWIST THEATRE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS NEWSLETTER – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015 Twist at the Musho! Festival All of the groups performed their new work at the Musho! Festival in January– and the Twist shows bought in audiences of almost 350 people. This exciting work was well-received, and positive reviews were pasted on the Musho! Festival Website. … Continue reading Twist News January / February
Twist News – November / December - TWIST NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014 Director’s workshop Two writers from each of the Twist groups came together for an intensive director’s workshop with mentors, Roel Twijnstra and Bhekani Shabalala. The mentors worked with the groups on their new scripts, which were inspired by the writer’s workshop with Kobus Moolman. We also welcomed back old … Continue reading Twist News – November / December
Twist News September / October - TWIST NEWS – SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER Twist groups exchange with DUT students Twist group members recently enjoyed a workshop with staff and students from the Department of Drama at the Durban University of Technology. The workshop focused on stage fighting and other stage techniques, and generated a great creative atmosphere for the groups to share … Continue reading Twist News September / October
Twist News July / August 2014 - NEWSLETTER – JULY / AUGUST 2014 Remix-Lab Project Members of the four Twist groups enjoyed the National Arts Festival in July with ten days of workshops, performances and discussions. The project included a mix of workshops, introducing the groups to hip-hop, dance and street theatre. Lashona Arts comments “it was an amazing opportunity of networking … Continue reading Twist News July / August 2014
Twist Community Group’s New Productions - New work by Twist Groups! ‘Midnights Spirits’ by Sinethemba Art, with Jerry Pooe ‘Pay Day’ by Siyathuthuka Theatre Group with Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi ‘Inhlambuluko’ by Izwi Theatre Group, with Zwai Mgijima ‘Silent Cry’ by Lashona Art and Theatre Creations with Ntshieng Mokgoro  
Twist News May/June 2014 - New Productions by Twist Groups The Twist groups performed their new productions at the Uhuru Festival at Wushwini Arts Centre in April, and are now taking these shows home, performing in their own communities. These shows included the following: Inhlambuluko: A dark tale of a family trapped in a satanic environment created by the father … Continue reading Twist News May/June 2014
Twist News March / April 2014 - UKZN Exchange Twist Group Siyathuthuka Arts performed their work “A men to We-men” at the Drama Department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus in March to a large group of students, who were excited by the work’s poetic content and style, and were intrigued to hear about the community group and how Twist … Continue reading Twist News March / April 2014
Twist News Update – Jan / Feb 2014 - MUSHO! FESTIVAL 2014 Three of the new Twist groups performed their new work at the Musho Festival in January: A-Men to We-Men was created by Siyathuthuka Theatre Company, in collaboration with writer / mentor Zwai Mgijima. The production won the fringe audience favourite award, and has been invited to perform at the Drama Department at … Continue reading Twist News Update – Jan / Feb 2014
NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 - Performances from Dutch theatre group The visiting Stut Theatre group from the Netherlands had a busy week in Durban at the beginning of Novembe r, performing to students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg), at the Stable Theatre, at the Isigcawu Festival and in Umlazi. The group also meet with a number of other community … Continue reading NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013
Twist News September-October 2013 - New Grant Agreement Twist is delighted to announce that it has signed a grant agreement with the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) for the 2013-2014 project cycle. The NLDTF grant is for R 2 110200, and will cover a full cycle of the project. About the NLDTF The NLDTF relies on funds from the … Continue reading Twist News September-October 2013
Twist News June – July 2013 - The Novel-Script Project The 2013 version of the Novel-Script project brought together writers from The Netherlands, South Africa and Zimbabwe in an intensive script-writing workshop which benefitted writers and actors alike. Feedback from the writers was very positive, and all felt that they had benefitted from the workshop process as well as the exchange element … Continue reading Twist News June – July 2013
TWIST NEWS: APRIL/MAY 2013 - 2013 PLANS Twist has secured financial support from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as well as from the KZN Department of Arts and Culture and from Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for some of our projects for this year.  Although the full … Continue reading TWIST NEWS: APRIL/MAY 2013
Feburary / March 2013 - Phambili Theatre Festival In partnership with the Stable Theatre, Twist was an integral part of the Phambili Theatre Festival that ran from 22 to 24 March. Both Emuhle All Artists and Siyakha Performing Artists showed their full-cast versions of their new work, which were very well received by the audience. It was also great to … Continue reading Feburary / March 2013
January 2013 - 2013 has started with a bang and two awards for Twist members! Musho! Festival The Twist groups performed their new productions at the Musho! International Theatre Festival at the Catalina Theatre in Durban on 19 February. The shows were well received by a large audience, and a number of people commented on their high standard. … Continue reading January 2013