Thursday, December 19, 2013

News for Artists and Musicians, Free Acting Workshops and Big Nuz for Durban

The Bat Centre in Durban is looking for emerging Jazz musicians and bands to feature on their upcoming programmes and events; lined up for every Sunday until March 2014 If you are interested in being part of this movement, you are required to send a Profile of your band to T-Bone Hlahane via email:

As a prelude to the 2014 PANSA MUSHO! Festival, the Dutch performing artist Nick Steur will be presenting two FREE workshops in Durban for interested arts practitioners.  
The workshops focus on finding your passion, researching it, and find the strongest ways of communicating it to an audience.
The workshops will be held on Tuesday 14 January from 10.00 - 12.00, and Thursday 16 January from 10.00 - 12.00. Each workshop will hold only 15 participants, so you must sign up for one of these now!
Selected participants will be asked to do a short assignment before the workshop, and during the workshop there will be activities/assignments and discussions about how to make a stronger presentation.

Please register for the workshop that you would prefer to attend by emailing Radwinn in the PANSA office on by 15 December.
You will then receive a confirmatory email and the assignment early in January.  
This is an amazing opportunity to engage with an inspiring young artist from the Netherlands, who is creating waves with his performance art piece "Freeze" that will feature at the Musho! Festival on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January.  
Nick will be in Durban courtesy of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, through Twist Theatre Development Projects, and the workshop is supported by the Arts and Culture Trust

There are vacancies for senior dancer students between 18-21yrs on the 2014 Dance for All Bridging Programme in 2014
To audition, please contact Dance for All if you have recently matriculated as a dance student, or have formal training in Contemporary Dance or Ballet, are between the age of 18-21, and will not be attending any other academic or dance institution during the day in 2014.
Class times:
- Monday - Thursday: 10h00 - 16h00
- Friday: 10H00 - 13H00
Contact details:
021 697 5509

International Opportunities for Singers
Masterclass and International Scholarship Programme Opportunities for Singers
Applications are invited from prospective participants in Masterclass, to be held in Pretoria in February 2014, conducted by Professor Josef Protschka from the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany.
Once again, in February 2014, Professor Protschka will be offering a Masterclass for South African singers - this time in conjunction with the University of Pretoria. The Masterclass will run from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 February 2014 at the University of Pretoria. Prospective candidates are asked to forward their applications to The application should include a CV and an audio recording (preferably mp3 files). The recording should include the following repertoire: one work each from the Baroque and Classical periods (preferably Mozart), a 19th Century opera aria, a 20th Century opera aria, plus a lied of the candidate's own choice.
Eight candidates will be accepted as active participants. The deadline for submission of application materials is 20 December 2013. Selected candidates are responsible for organising their own travel to and accommodation in Pretoria, but there is no charge for the Masterclass.
One student will be chosen for an academic year’s study with Professor Protschka at the Music College in Cologne. The Apollo Music Trust will cover the expenses of that year of study.
For further information please email Richard Cock at the Apollo Music Trust ( or phone 011 447 9264.

(Source - Pansa) 

Big Nuz coming to Durban 

Fanta did a study and found that teenagers are actually starved of having fun. They are burdened with responsibilities at a young age and in most cases this not out of choice but due to social pressures.  Fanta aims to save play by hosting festivals around the country to encourage teenagers to have fun and participate in different activities.

The Fanta Festival will be coming to Durban on Saturday 21 December where they will have various activity zones for teens and Big Nuz will be performing.

Please find details below:
Time: 11am-4pm
Venue:  Umlazi Comtech, Durban 

Article by +Fred Felton 

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