THE SONG THAT BAREFOOT DIVAS SING, BEYOND THE TUNES OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL VOICES, IS A SONG ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF MUTUAL RESPECT AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN CULTURES.
I felt like I was lying on my side on lush grass and these beautiful women performers were pouring nectar into my ear and it was running down into my soul. It was the integrity as much as the accomplishment, the gift for ‘healing’ these empowered women artists possess. I don’t believe you have to be autobiographically connected, I am pretty sure most people in the audience felt the same way. It’s to do with the preservation of centuries old truths in the bodies of these women – what makes them Indigenous artists. And they remind us how ‘emptied out’ so much of our own culture has become.
James Waites (RIP) SYDNEY
With Barefoot Divas, Vicki Gordon has done a wonderful thing for humanity.
Miriam Corowa ABC TV AUSTRALIA
Whether or not you believe in divinity, being in the presence of the bold and brashy Barefoot Divas is an undeniably otherworldly experience.
Daily Telegraph SYDNEY
Everyone in the room seemed to grasp that this was an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was much more than an intimate concert for the students, it was a life line for them during one of the hardest times of their lives.
Disadvantaged Teens OAKLAND CALIFORNIA USA
We have had a number of visits from musicians, scholars and cultural partitions but the impact Barefoot Divas made on us was incomparable! On behalf of my students I extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for directing, producing and bringing this remarkable production to our community. We are eagerly anticipating your return.
Polynesian Students HAWAII
They loved you. They remembered the actions to a song. We explored your website and watched videos. We discussed identity. We discussed womanhood.
Stoney Nakoda Aboriginal Students BANFF CANADA