OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT (‘TWB’) is a performance company that has maintained its position at the forefront of South African performance throughout its twenty-year history.
The company is directed by Brett Bailey and managed by Barbara Mathers (see links on photographs for CVs and biographies).
TWB has a mission to create and present innovative, multi-layered, deeply considered performance and installation works of excellence, both locally and internationally; works that reveal the beauty, the wonder, the darkness and the tragedy of our world.
Our belief in the potential of art and performance to activate people, energise depressed situations, integrate the marginalised, transform and heal, underlies our ethos.
Our works foreground issues, stories and situations that are all too often overlooked, suppressed or ignored. They unpack and expose the machinations of power that crush so many people or render them voiceless.
Our main focus areas are the post-colonial situation in Africa, and historical and contemporary relations between Africa and the West.
We have a strong orientation towards fostering and exposing the talents of both performers and non-performers from disadvantaged and previously disadvantaged communities.
We have trained and worked with several thousand performers in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Haiti, New Zealand, Chile
and several European countries.
TWB is a Non-Profit Organisation as defined in NPO Act 71 of 1997, and a public benefit organisation under section 30 (3) of the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962.