A poignant, riotous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman's story - fabulous, fun and feathery.

RED is fearless, RED is fierce, RED is powerful - a one woman show full of film and fabulousness.

A poignant, riotous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman's story - an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, RED is a soul baring retelling of one one woman's journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future.

You will laugh, you'll cry, you won't forget.

Hitch a ride on a race with time that speaks in another tongue. The language of body, movement, words and film. RED is an elusive, fractious and fabulous interdisciplinary performance. Bringing on the bawdy and banishing the banal. RED challenges laughter, relief and tenacity. It's a fast ride, and you want to get on board before it's too late. A tale told by one woman with a particular take on how time passes for us all. Let Liz Lea get you in touch with your mischievous self in this new and captivating work about the temporal workings of your own body. RED has been created with an international recognised team of artists to deliver a show that brings a universal feel to one woman's story.


Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
C
Touring Party
2
Considerations

There is some adult context in relation to talking about sex, bowels and vaginas.

Projector needed for film element.

Liz Lea is a performer, choreographer and producer based in NSW and Canberra after 20 years in Europe, touring internationally. Her speciality is working with classical Indian dance and martial arts. She has worked with Ranjabati Sircar, Mavin Khoo, the Royal Opera House and English Bach Festival and been commissioned in India, UK, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and USA.

Under her company, Liz Lea Dance, she has created and toured a dozen shows including '120 Birds', 'Magnificus Magnificus' inspired by the red tailed black cockatoo for Indigenous dancer Tammi Gissell and 'Kapture', inspired by the South African freedom fighter, Ahmed Kathrada.

Named as the 2017 ACT City News Artist of the Year Liz was also awarded a 2017 Australian Dance Award for her direction of Great Sport! for Canberra Dance Theatre.

Liz creates children's shows inspired by science and in 2017 she toured Reef UP! to 40 venues nationally. She also runs two Festivals - BOLD, celebrating the legacy of dance and DANscienCE where dance and science meet. DANscienCE; Moving Well ran on the 2nd June 2018, presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres.

Most recently she premiered her new one woman show, RED, to critical acclaim and is touring through 2020.


Company Website
leadance.com

Unique Selling Point

Lea is an internationally recognised and acclaimed performer. As dancers/performers are on stage for longer this work questions and aligns with the way we as audiences age and how we see ourselves. The work brings together a personal story with a universal theme - delivered with text, dance, film and music. The response has been critical acclaim, standing ovations and audiences leaving in laughter and tears. The work is particularly poignant at a time of female empowerment - many things female run through RED, however, men are included and humanity celebrated.

Marketing Materials

Promo images, Promo film, Marketing copy. Rehearsal footage. The work premiered in March 2018 and full footage, marketing and reviews are be available. Reviews of recent solo performance are available now.

The work also has the capacity to engage a company of older community dancers - men and women in two sections. This can be achieved by sending a link to an online instruction video and rehearsals in residence before the performance season. Its a great way to engage and bring in audiences.

Community Engagement

Lea can teach a range of workshops - dance, burlesque, showgirl, baroque. Talks about women's health, fertility, workshops around these areas. Creating a community of awareness for women and also for the men show support the women in their life with female related illness. Sound dreadful but may be a way in to creating a community around the work and there is a need for stories to be told.

There is also scope for elder ladies to join in a section about vaginal health = comedy and movement. If there is the scope to be in residence for a few days other local dancers can be included in another section - hot, sharp, jazz.