Artist Projects

Red Dive

Performing Arts, 2002



Red Dive

Red Dive was founded in 1996 by group of women working independently in theater and dance who sought to radically re-envision how and where performance is presented. They aimed to advance cross-disciplinary collaborations within a theatrical context and create a model of collective arts management. Inspired by happenings, public art and street theater experiments of earlier decades, their mission quickly evolved. Today, Red Dive is a New York vanguard in what is best described as site-specific, performance tours. They have transformed a school building, tenement building, Brooklyn’s Gowanus canal and many of New York’s lesser-known streets, neighborhoods, and public plazas into hosts of performance. Using performers as guides, Red Dive has led close to two-thousand audience members through sites animated by a crafted series of wide-ranging artistic works. Red Dive performance-tours have explored such themes as immigration, urban environmental renewal, post 9/11 re-developments and more. Appropriately, Red Dive was the first group to receive a BESSIE in the category of ‘new media and performance installation’ and they continue to garner attention with prestigious commissions, grants and critical acclaim.


http://www.reddive.org




INDIVIDUAL COLLABORATOR BIOGRAPHIES

Maureen Huskey

Maureen Huskey (formerly Brennan) is an award-winning theater director based in Los Angeles since 2006. Her work reflects a strong commitment to pursuing a wide range of material, performance styles, ...
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Ellen Baird

Ellen Baird is a dancer and choreographer who has performed at the DIA Center for the Arts and the Mulberry Street Theater in New York City, as well as at New Performance Gallery in San ...
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Kerry Lowe

Kerry Lowe joined Red Dive in 2000. Prior to becoming a member, she worked with Red Dive as a performer in both Inhabited–Ghosts of Home and Inhabited–Afterlives. ...
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Ashley Smith Steele

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