Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Are you team #kurt&courtney or team #sid&nancy ? tweet your vote to @UpstairsDurban #movienights

News from Spiga

Movie Night | Wed  7 Aug | Doors open 18h00 | Movie starts 20h00 | Free Entry
Even if hard partying and pharmaceuticals aren’t your cup of tea, it’s impossible to deny how intriguing rock n’ roll couples are.
This Wednesday #movienight at The Upstairs will be about the very famous,tumultuous and destructive love affairs of some of rock's most well known couples. 
Choose to watch Kurt & Courtney (by British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield) or Who Killed Nancy- a documentary on Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen (by rock author and punk expert Alan Parker).
Visit the Upstairs #movienights event page to vote or tweet your choice to @UpstairsDurban #kurt&courtney or #sid&nancy  

Red Lips & Studs Womans Day Shindig | Thurs 8 Aug | Party starts from 19h00 | Free Entry if you wear red lips/studs
Celebrating Woman's Day with a more edgy vibe this Thursday - The Upstairs salutes all you Durban beauties, by throwing a party which will be hosted by local blogger Jenna Kelly, from . It's called Red Lips & Studs, check it out here. If you wear red lippy or studs, entrance is mahala! There will be give-aways from Courtney Shaw Skincare & Body Therapy, a professional make-up artist will be onsite from 7 - 9 to assist with some lip-love, a Bianca Kim Clothing pop-up shop for some late-night shopping, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tanqueray Cocktails between 8 & 10, music by Renaude5…….. PLUS you get to sleep in the next day because it's public holiday!!!! 

For further details please contact

(Source - Spiga Durban) 

Pansa News

Reminder of Invitation to PANSA National AGM

To all members of the performing arts industry and friends.
You are invited to the 2013 National Annual General Meeting to consider the activities of the past year and elect the National Committee for the next year.

Date: Saturday 10 August 2013
Time: 10:00 – 14:00 (9:30 for Tea/Coffee)
Venue: The Apartheid Museum, Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Road, Johannesburg
RSVP: Nolonwabo Base, or 021 448 3513

Only paid up members of PANSA, in good standing, are eligible to stand for election on to the Provincial Committee and to vote in the elections. There will be an opportunity to pay membership fees at the AGM.
We look forward to seeing you there

Call for MUSHO 2014 proposals


The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) in KZN will host the ninth Musho! International Theatre Festival of one and two person theatre, in Durban from January 2014, celebrating the art of the one and two-performer plays.

'Musho’ - isiZulu for an enthusiastic praise response, something similar to 'Bravo!' - embraces many forms of theatre: from mime to physical theatre, drama to comedy-theatre.  It pays tribute to the smaller works featuring one and two performers.  These are intimate productions that showcase the skill of theatre performance and storytelling, as well as covering a wide range of styles, from drama to comedy and physical theatre.

After extensive research, PANSA realized that a festival early in the year staging more intimate theatrical productions is considered a useful and exciting start to the year by performers and audiences alike.  Musho! benefits the performers as staging their shows and collecting reviews early in the year helps them for future seasons of the production through the year.  The audiences love seeing an array of fabulous theatre early in the year when calendars are quiet and when the festive flurry is over.

The festival is organised by PANSA KZN, the Performing Arts Network of South Africa. If you have a play or theatre piece that will be suitable for our festival feel free to send in your proposal to
All proposals are read by a selection committee of local theatre professionals, and successful applicants will be contacted in October 2013.

Selection criteria for the festival include:

• The work must have one or two persons only performing
• The work should be an innovative and interesting concept
• The work should have potential appeal for local audiences
• The work should be classifiable as theatre (with a discernable narrative)
• The company or individual should have a good track-record and reputation
• The work should not have played in Durban in the past 12 months
• The work should be 50-70 minutes in length

Participants are paid for their participation in the festival.  The amount paid per performance will be confirmed at a later date, and is subject to the funding that PANSA receives.

Contracts will be drawn up between the artists and the festival once selection and confirmation procedures have been concluded, in October 2013.

Proposal guidelines and compulsory information.

1.     Contact person
2.     Contact address ,telephone,number, email
3.     Name of the show
4.     Genre of the show
5.     Appropriate audience and age group
6.     An exciting description of the show.
7.     Technical requirements for the show
8.     Name of performers and directors of the show
9.     Group background and experience.

Good luck and all the best.

(Source - Pansa) 

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