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About – Shared History

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About Shared History

Shared History, the festival of India in South Africa, evokes the common in our history and heritage and our close socio-political and economic ties.

In its eleven-year long eventful journey, Teamwork Art’s Shared History has covered the vast cultural space of Music, Dance, Theatre, Comedy, Wellness and Food from India. The festival has also encouraged exchanges and collaborations with South African artistes to further shrink the cultural distance between the two countries.

Teamwork Arts and the Indian High Commission in Pretoria are proud that Shared History is today a known and anticipated fixture on the South African Cultural Calendar.

In 2017, India marks 70 years as an independent democratic republic, which despite its staggering diversity reflects an innate sense of ‘Indian-ness’ amongst its people. On the other hand, South Africa, also uniquely diverse, stands for reconciliation and co-existence after many decades of the political and social divide.

Shared History celebrates the spirit of Incredible India and of the rainbow country – South Africa.

The 20-day long Festival will be a bouquet of India’s vibrant culture designed to charm South Africa through the following events:


Teamwork Arts

The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist.

For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India. In countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, Teamwork produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities.

Teamwork Arts produces one of the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the Ishara International Puppet Festival in New Delhi, the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, the Indo Africa Summit in Delhi and many more.


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