Red Diva Projects
Producer: Marie Clements
Producer: Michelle St. John
red diva projects is a collaboration between veteran artists Michelle St. John and Marie Clements, committed to deepening the vocabulary and aesthetic style of integrative Indigenous performance and storytelling.
With a combined 60 years of experience, these senior artists have come together to pool their considerable knowledge to develop, create, and produce innovative works of live performance and new media that speak to contemporary Aboriginal realities while pursuing and promoting authentic form and vision forward, with an uncompromising artistic ferocity.
red diva projects is inspired to create works of live infused performance, influenced by modern storytelling methods that is ready to shape and shift, encircling Aboriginal artists of all disciplines that are willing to answer the call for social change through artistic expression.
In 2010, red diva projects launched with the closing production in the Aboriginal Pavilion for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The Road Forward was a live performance featuring the finest performers in Indian Country and was also turned into a short film that has traveled the world. The Road Forward was followed up with the world premiere co-production (with Native Earth Performing Arts) of Marie Clements’ play Tombs of the Vanishing Indian. red diva projects’ sister company Frog Girl Films released the short film Jesus Indian which is part of a cross-platform multi-media project – Prison Chronicles. In February 2012, Prison Chronicles was presented in Vancouver as part of a residency with SFU’s Audain Gallery. It featured Marie Clements, Michelle St. John, cellist Peggy Lee, visual artist Stephen Gladue and women from the Downtown Eastside. In 2013 – The Edward Curtis Project, written and directed by Marie Clements will close the National Arts Centre & GCTC’s season in Ottawa.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario, red diva projects specializes in the development of original works that reflect an integrated Aboriginal perspective, and a highly actualized creative process towards production.
Produced by Red Diva Projects
|Tombs of the Vanishing Indian||March 10th, 2011 – March 27th, 2011|
|Michelle St. John||Producer|