Barefoot Divas will embark on their 1st North American tour commencing in Oakland California February 2nd 2014.
Producer and Curator Vicki Gordon broke new ground when Barefoot Divas premiered to sold out houses, receiving standing ovations for every single performance as part of the Sydney Festival and the New Zealand International Arts Festival in 2012. As the critics noted; bringing together these unique and talented Women from Aotearoa, Australia and Papua New Guinea in a contemporary, not a folkloric, production will, again, break new ground by showcasing these authentic, contemporary and poignant performers to new audiences in America.
Opening at the top of the U.S presenting field, the Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley is a leader and taste-maker in the country, renowned for consistently presenting major artists from around the world and home to Sweet Honey in the Rock and Lady Black Smith Mambazo. The tour then takes in the Leeward Community College Pearl City Hawaii, Banff Centre in Canada culminating in a special Valentine’s Day concert in the Town Hall Seattle. Consistent with their philosophy and mission, Barefoot Divas will also engage with disadvantaged communities, youth and young women, in addition to their performance, and look forward to making special connections with First Nations people from across the country.