How it all started
Dr Daniele Pascal
One of South Africa's most acclaimed entertainers. Renowned for the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and other French Legends, this doyenne has popularized French music. A goodwill Ambassador of the French Chanson, Daniele is an influential force on the entertainment circuit since her arrival in 1985. She has won many awards for her work in theatre in South Africa, Canada and USA, and her personal friends included the late Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull. A few years ago she received the Award for Outstanding Achievement by Women in Culture. Daniele and Eugene formed a lasting partnership since 1986.
Warm hospitality and
unsurpassed service excellence
Daniele and Eugene
Showtime Theatre Award
Sanlam Top Destination Finalist 2016
Having worked in a corporate environment in the fields of Banking-Marketing-Management-Finance-Events, this enthusiastic entrepeneur, armed with diplomas in accounting, business management, computer programming, ditched his corporate career, and followed his dream to apply his skills to the entertainment- hospitality-tourism industries.
A hands-on music promoter, cultural activist, model, bit part actor, and DJ, he is also a skilled theatre technician and sound engineer. He worked at most theatres in South Africa, did touring shows, and spent short stints at theatres in the UK. Eugene studied sound engineering and music production through Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA .
Eugene also represented Durbanville Arts, Culture, Heritage & Tourism on Ward Committee level. He was also one of the founder members of Cape Town North (tourism) and is a panel member of Wesgro Tourism Reference Panel, several Business Networks and Chambers, chairman of the Durbanville Tourism and Accommodation Network, Durbanville Folk Club, and Festival manager of the recent Durbanville En Route Festival. He recently received a certificate in Hotel Management from Oxford Bridge Academy (UK).
Established 31 Aug 2003, Villa Pascal was the realization of a long time dream by Daniele and Eugene. We wanted to recreate an upmarket, yet intimate and homely, multipurpose venue in Durbanville suitable for accommodation, conferences, events, entertainment, weddings, functions and a recording studio, similar to what we had in Oranjezicht Cape Town. Our home was then transformed into this reality.
The fully equipped theatre and function room also known as The Cape's only Theatre in a House, is an entertainment landmark in the Western Cape and a preferred venue for small and medium functions. "There is a growing demand for quality entertainment in Durbanville, and by offering various genres of entertainment,we aim to create a new generation of theater goer.
We are very dedicated in promoting local talent. Through Crazee Records, my own record label, we created Open Mic sessions and Pre-Show opportunities for emerging entertainers, created a folk music club, conduct workshops and skills transfers that will assist in creating sustainable employment " says Eugene. Both Daniele and Eugene received numerous community awards for outstanding service and contribution to the Arts.
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