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PANSA Cape Town Live Festival: Lauren Beukes and Sam Wilson's Twitter Play on NOW

PANSA Ct LiveAlert! The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA)’s Cape Town Live Festival is now on! Currently, BOOK SA members Lauren Beukes and Sam Wilson have the virtual stage, and are performing a play on Twitter; follow #ctlive for the latest PANSA Cape Town Live Festival offerings (see search box directly below), and follow #cwz for Beukes’ and Wilsons’ contributions.

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Here is more information on the PANSA Cape Town Live festival from the organisation’s website:

ONLINE FESTIVAL for Cape Town’s performing artists !

!! STAND A CHANCE TO WIN R 10 000 !!

As part of the 1st Cape Town Live! festival, which aims to bring the internet closer to all those in the performing arts in the Western Cape, we have lined up a week full of activities and challenges.

So get together with a few friends, live or online and create pieces of live performance for the web. And remember, you are doing this for a good cause – as the winning piece of each day will be passed on to the final competition (FINAL BYTE) on Sunday where they stand a chance of winning R10 000!

Here is the schedule in brief:

Look below for more details about each day.
Together with this we are running the OFFLINE-ONLINE-LIVE competition (collaborators needed!) where participants collaborate online to create and perform a piece on our Sunday FINAL BYTE night. You can check in on their progress at any time during the week through the PANSA website.

Each day’s entries will be judged by YOU the internet audience, so you must vote for your favourite piece each day to carry them through to the final.

And at the end of it, for the FINAL BYTE on Sunday the 28th of Feb,
we meet at LiquidLime Studios and watch the best of the best
to select the people’s choice for the best online-live piece,
which will walk away with R10 000.
For any further queries contact or visit our website
Check out our Facebook FAN page ( PANSA) and follow our tweets on @pansatweet.
All Week – Offline/Online/Live
Teams collaborate to create a 15 minute live performance.  Trick is – they can only meet and rehearseONLINE!.  Their 1st live meeting and performance in Sunday 28th Feb on FINAL BYTE NIGHT!

Monday – Tweet a Play- 22nd Feb 2010

Your team has to write a short one act play – live and online using only tweets!

Tuesday – Trailer Tuesday – 23rd Feb 2010

Create a visual or audio trailer for your live performance (concert, dance piece, play).

Wednesday – Digital Response – 24th Feb 2010

In the morning, we will display an extract – an image – a video clip – a website – a piece of text. Your task will be to create a bit of live performance in response to this. Your live performance can take the form of spoken text, a movement piece, or pieces of music – but can also be a piece of written script…whatever, as long as you can record it and send it through to us.

Thursday – LessonPOD – 25th Feb 2010

Create a 10 minute (max) audio podcast during which you teach the internet population about any subject in performance art. Educate and entertain, give us a day in the life of Shakespeare, an extract from the Greek theatre, a talk on Artaud, a voice lesson, a class on rhythm….

Friday – Stream IN / Stream OUT – 26th Feb 2010

A special day in which we use internet technologies to broadcast our work worldwide. We give you a location, you arrive with your live performance bit, and we will stream your performance out to the masses.

Saturday – Urban Players – 27th Feb 2010

Teams are given three extracts of text from plays. Find a public space anywhere in Cape Town or the Western Cape and perform your three pieces. Capture with your camera phone and submit it to us.

Cape Town Live! brought to you by
Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Cape Town Live! A challenge from PANSA Western Cape…

Cape Town Live! is a project currently running
in the Western Cape - however anyone can join in our PANSA Challenge:

Are you Online Literate?

Over the month of February we will be setting challenges based on basic on-line tools that you can use to enhance your career, or just to have on-line fun.


Follow us on @pansatweet and we’ll share your performing arts news, and keep you up to date.

Challenge Number 3: We want to SEE YOU !

So you’ve emailed us, you’ve become our fan on facebook…now we want to see YOU – send an url linking to your profile or work online to line for email – “LINK

Challenge Number 2: Facebook!

The next step is to become a fan of ours on Facebook – and if you are a member and have your own fanpage there please let us know about it so we can become fans of you.

Challenge Number 1: Join the Challenge!

Send an email to : with 100% Live! in the subject line

… That’s it: easy, hey?

Click here to see who has taken up the Challenge and follow their progress.

More about Cape Town Live!

These days if you’re not online, you’re missing out. On connecting with people, on job opportunities, on global audiences and opportunities. This month, PANSA would like to help you become “100% Live” – and we’ll be challenging ourselves too.

Here’s how it works:

During the month of February we will be offering workshops, discussions, webinars, discounted services and so much more.
Alongside that we are running a challenge to all our members to take time to focus on your online presence. We want you to be emailing, facebooking, blogging, twittering, writing, showcasing your work on You Tube and podcasts.

At the end of the month, we’ll be hosting an online festival to showcase Cape Town to the world.
We’re running incredible workshops every week !

Click here to read full
Cape Town Live! Release


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