THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT presents the diverse works of South African artist, Brett Bailey: theatre productions, installations, opera, house music shows, and site-specific performances. His idiosyncratic, iconoclastic works focus a probing lens on the world we live in; in particular the post-colonial landscape of Africa, and the relations between Africa and the West, and history and the present.
'Brett Bailey is our greatest theatre director, hauntologist, mesmeriser, an artist who returns us over and over again to an Africa that is as obscene as it is elegiac, as deranged as it is transfigural. Our Rimbaud in Africa – trafficker in the illicit, unconscious, sublime – Bailey returns us to the complexity of a continent which remains perversely resistant to categorization.'
ASHRAF JAMAL, SLIP, 2012
‘Brett Bailey is undoubtedly the most exciting, provocative stage director in South Africa.’
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, 2004
‘The country's most advanced theatre company...’
MAIL & GUARDIAN, 2011
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On the production pages of this site you can find a lot of info on the company's works: photographs, blurbs, press clippings and video links. Each production page also serves as an archive, with links at the bottom to full scripts, reviews, articles and programme notes.
For those who are researching our work, links to several general articles and interviews can be found on the ARCHIVE page.
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THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT
Non-Profit Organisation: 023- 773 NPO
Public Benefit Organisation: 930041187
P.O. Box 50721, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Tel: + 27 (0) 82 372 9869
UK PRODUCER: JAN RYAN, UK ARTS INTERNATIONAL
T: +44 (0)7778 168805
EUROPEAN PRODUCER: GIE BAGUET, FRANS BROOD PRODUCTIONS
T: +32 (0)9234 1212
PRODUCTIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRESENTATION
- WORKS IN PROGRESS:
- macbEth - the opera
- 'APARTHEID - the Musical'
- Should you want to commission a unique work that investigates the social-historical environment of your city or region, visit the TERMINAL page in the PRODUCTIONS menu.
Brett also makes large scale music-theatre works for festivals or special events: visit the 3 COLOURS and HIFA OPENING SHOWS pages in the PRODUCTIONS menu.
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