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    A company who thinks globally

    From the company’s inception in 2013 BeautifulMess has sustained & developed international relations with both organisations and communities in South Africa and India.This global reach has allowed them to engage, uplift and learn from marginalised people who remain invisible to the world. BeautifulMess has worked to create a stage for them to tell their stories and be heard.Exposure to cultures and people through the unifying nature of theatre has informed and enriched the company’s  aesthetic, stories,  methods of communication and theatrical style. From the marvelously physical protest-theatre in the townships of South Africa, to the mythical, magical and surreal moral tales in the Mulshi Valley, Pune.

    BeautifulMess’s major international projects, Bling Ka-Ching (SA, 2013), A Tale of Two Valleys (India, 2015), Panchatantra and the Net of Dreams (India 2017) were the culmination of years of sustained & ethical engagement with arts bodies, Theatre Arts Admin Collective (TAAC) in Cape Town , and community centres like, Sadhana Village, (http://sadhana-village.org/)which is a much overlooked centre for adults with learning disability in Mulshi, Pune.

    Most recently BeautifulMess have been putting their energies into developing and curating a new public arts project in Cape Town South Africa. Borderlands (SA 2017- ) brings creative encounters to the spaces in and between communities which are still so starkly divided through spacial apartheid and asks people to play with possibility in those spaces through multiple modalities mixing art, environment and heritage.

    For more details please see the website: www.borderlands.co.za.