Red Ladies

Award-winning performance company Clod Ensemble brings the iconic Red Ladies to the Performance Festival

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Raphael Gallery, Room 48a, Level 0

  • Free event

Who are they and what do they want? Red Ladies - a group of identically-dressed women will rendezvous at the museum, re-mapping the architecture, histories, objects and narratives of the V&A. With solo performing missions happening spontaneously throughout the building, the V&A’s Raphael Gallery will become the Red Ladies’ temporary HQ and the stage for reassembled fragments of their celebrated ‘theatrical demonstration’.

The group performance will happen at 11:30, 14:00 and 15:30. Solo missions will happen throughout the day.

Clod Ensemble is an award-winning performance company that creates provocative, ambitious, finely-crafted productions and participation projects. Over 28 years, director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language, one forged in collaboration with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras.Clod Ensemble has presented work both across the UK and internationally. Some of the theatres, dance houses, galleries and public spaces to have hosted Clod Ensemble’s work include London’s Sadler’s Wells and Tate Modern, Manchester’s The Lowry, Wales Millennium Centre, Porto’s Serralves Museum and New York City’s Public Theater. Clod Ensemble is a registered charity and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. This presentation of Red Ladies is part of ‘Choreozone’, a multi-year project focussed on the sharing and reinterpretation of Clod Ensemble’s archives, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Header image: Red Ladies - Image by Manuel Vason