Partners

Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre

ekhaya-multi-arts-center-logo1As the home of K-CAP, (KwaMashu Community Advancement Projects) The Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre is a unique theatre and creative centre in KwaMashu. It hosts the annual Isigcawu community Theatre Festival, which provides a platform for community theatre and for the new performances that developed by the Twist groups. Workshops also form part of the festival programme.

The Wushwini Arts and Culture Heritage Centre

Wushwini LogoThe Wushwini Arts and Culture Heritage Centre opened in 2011 near Inanda Dam, East of Durban. and is home to Eager Artists, a professional theatre group under the artistic direction of Jerry Pooe . Twist partners with Wushwini on the annual Uhuru Arts Festival.

 

The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA)

PANSA Logo 2This national performing artist’s network is a body dedicated to promoting the rights of performing artists and networking in the performing arts field. PANSA hosts other training workshops throughout the year, and the twist groups will be invited to these workshops. PANSA also co-ordinates the annual Musho! Theatre festival, in which the Twist groups participate.

ASSITEJ Theatre for Youth

Assitej logo_print_co_transTwist Projects partnered with ASSITEJ Theatre for Youth in 2014 to conduct a workshop for groups on working in schools and working with the new curriculum statements.

The outcome of this workshop was four new productions created for school learners.  This process has now become an annual project for Twist, with groups showing their new work at the Uhuru festival.

 

Stable Theatre

Stable-TheatreStable Theatre is a long-standing downtown theatre venue in Durban, hosting a range of shows and festivals. It is a good downtown meeting place for the project meetings/ presentations and workshops. Twist has previously co-hosted a community theatre festival in association with The Stable Theatre and also co-hosts workshops with the theatre.

Durban University of Technology Department of Drama

DUT LogoThe DUT Drama Department is an active producer of new performance work and trains students in performing arts. Twist partners with DUT on an annual exchange programme where students and the twist group members spend a weekend together sharing ideas, styles and innovations for new work.

NAF: National Arts Festival

indexThe National Arts Festival is South Africa’s premier arts festival. An annual event in winter of each year in Grahamstown, the NAF hosts a wide range of theatre, dance, poetry, music and visual arts. As a part of the Remix Lab project, the Twist community theatre groups participate with performances and workshops at the National Arts Festival. The Novel-Script Project focused on theatre writers also takes place at the festival.

Savanna Trust (Zimbabwe)

savanna-trust-zimbabwe-380x202 (2)Savanna Trust is a non-profit making theatre organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The organisation uses theatre for social change and development and focuses on the skills development of local theatre practitioners. The partnership with Twist focuses around a number of theatre festivals both in south African and Zimbabwe, as well as on arts development in both countries

 

Musho! International Theatre Festival

MushoMusho! International Theatre Festival of One and Two Person Theatre. The festival is hosted by The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) in KZN at the Catalina Theatre in Durban. Musho embraces all accepted forms of theatre: from mime, an art form communicating the essence of life in silence with harmony of body and mind, to physical theatre and drama to comedy theatre. Some of the theatre performances at the festival are sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through Twist Projects.