The Twist groups performed their new productions at the Isigcawu festival in November, and have also had success with these productions and others at festivals and events around the province.
Big Brotherhood productions has performed their show “A Bull called Bahlangane” for the national Minister of Arts and Culture on his recent visit to Kwa-Mashu.
Ubuntubesizwe has performed their musical theatre piece “Township Life” by invitation at the Unyezi Festival in Ladysmith
The Siyakha performing Artists were invited to perform industrial theatre for the Auditor-General’s office in Pietermaritzburg, and created and HIV/AIDS play for World AIDS Day on 1 December.
Emuhle All Artists were also invited to perform their production of “The Milk Factory” at the Unyezi Festival.
Uthando Lwabaqulusi have been working on further developing their new work, now titled “How to get a story” and this has been performed in the Vryheid area.
Umsindo theatre Group has performed their new show “Seed” for the Sonqoba Victory theatre, and also performed their production “The Truth Heals” by invitation at the Unyezi Festival in Ladysmith. They have been invited to perform “Jesus What a Disgrace” for a celebration of the 16 Days of Activism against violence.
All of the groups are now working on adapting their shows to perform as 2-hander productions at the Musho International Theatre Festival. The festival runs in Durban from 11 to 16 January, 2011. The groups will attend a number of other performances at this festival, as well as attending a lighting workshop and a physical theatre workshop.
For details about the Musho festival, see www.mushofestival.co.za
Twist wishes all our friends and supporters a peaceful and happy holiday period!