In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with 400 community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project to honour survivors of sexual violence — a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario that engaged in the creation and public unveiling of one permanent public art anchor monument in Eganville, and smaller sibling monuments in Algonquins Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe,
Read Shay Erlich’s review May I Take Your Arm is a Stunning Immersive Performance Installation, posted on their blog Reviews From the Comfort of my Wheelchair.
If we walk together, does the way we ‘see’ our neighbourhood change?
In a downtown Toronto neighbourhood, blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of community members. Together, they walk, listen, and share stories of place. Experience their journeys through this multidimensional portrait that considers the past, illuminates the present, and evokes possible futures.
Red Dress Productions presents
May I Take Your Arm?
A multidisciplinary, sound immersive piece integrating walking, art, storytelling, and tactile installation.
We’re very honoured to announce that Red Dress Productions’ artistic co-directors Anna Camilleri and Tristan R Whiston will be artists-in-residence in the multi-disciplinary department of Arts, Media, and Culture at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, this fall/winter term from September to December 2018. We’ll share more details and invitations in the weeks to come. https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/content/welcome
RDP was honoured to be nominated for an “Inspire Award” on Friday Night; the awards, now in their 8th year, honour the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the GTA. RDP was amongst an incredible list of nominees in the Inspiring Community Group of the Year category: the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); YMCA Sprott House; 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations. Congratulations to Rainbow Railroad, the 2018 recipient of the award,