Red Ladies responded to the geographical location in which it took place – the architecture, history and the people. The work has taken place across the UK and Portugal from 2005 – 2015.
Unfolding in two stages; a series of interventions in public spaces followed by a ‘theatrical demonstration’ within a theatre.
The Red Ladies were a group of identically dressed women who transformed, celebrated, and disrupted the environment around them. Appearing on rooftops, doorways, in places of cultural interest, they commandeered their own limousines, their own brass band and sometimes even a helicopter. Their enigmatic presence en masse compelled the public to look anew at the familiar streets and landmarks of their city.
THE RED LADIES ARE ON THEIR WAY.
WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?
DO THEIR STILETTOS POSE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY?
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!
This event is facilitated by Red Ladies’ auxiliary staff at Clod Ensemble, creators of original performance
Produced in association with Fuel
Clod Ensemble is an Arts Council England, National Portfolio Organisation, supported by PRSF.
Images by Red Ladies Paparazzi
"Brilliantly powerful; at once angry, funny, defiant and euphoric. The Red Ladies are a gorgeous enigma. "
"A shape-shifting, genre-straddling, media-mixing, experimental, experiential project-based performance group."
"By far the most infectious of their projects to date, The Clod Ensemble have amassed no less than 22 of London finest female performance artists for an epic and spectacular study of crown phenomena."
"A postmodern mosaic ... against the absurdist soundscape, the ladies metamorphose into jazz players, '50s housewives, acrobats, deportment students ... constantly hinting at the potential anarchy in their uniformity."
"They lent an enigmatic thrill to the grey city streets ... breathing life into London's East End."