Falling in love with Frida is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

It is a reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love like obsession, and an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much can we really control others memories of us. It exposes many little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art. Where affinities and parallels are drawn, happy distractions are employed and a tale of ‘the great concealer’ is skillfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.

Originally from Australia, Caroline is an established Glasgow-based independent disabled performance maker, choreographer and provocateur.

 

I know you so well.

I know the things you like to eat,

The clothes that hang inside your wardrobe,

I know where you sleep, the music you lay down to.

I’ve sat in your garden and at your table.

I know you left your mark on everything, including their hearts.

They all fell in love with you.

I’ve never met you, but I’ve done it too.

 

Falling in love with Frida is produced by Dance4. Commissioned by Dance4 and SICK! Festival.  Supported by Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, Arts Council England and Fundays.

This piece premiered at Nottingham Lakeside Arts as part of NEAT Festival in May 2014.

And has been performed at:

2014
7 & 8 March – CCA, Glasgow
20 March – SICK! Festival Brighton
30 April – Skanes Dansteatrer, Malmo, Sweden
16 May – PDSW, Bournemouth
29 May – NEAT Festival, Nottingham
12-17 August – Dance Base, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2015
4 September – Woodend Barn, Banchory
7 September – Platform, Glasgow
11 September – Dance Limerick, John’s Square, Limerick
15 September – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling.
18 & 19 September – Traverse, Edinburgh
1 October – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
5 & 6 October – Sadler’s Wells, London
8 October – ICIA at University of Bath
10 October – Salisbury Arts Centre
15 October – Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne
18 October – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (part of Dance Live 2015)
31 October & 1 November – Dundee Rep Theatre
4 November – The House at Plymouth University
12 November – Macphail Centre, Ullapool
20 November – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

2016
4 & 5 March –  Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia as part of Mardi Gras 2016
18 & 19 March – The Melba Speigeltent, Melbourne, Australia
11 & 12 March – Newcastle Community Arts Centre, Australia
14 & 15 March – Woolongong Workshop Theatre, Australia
1 & 2 July – Hijinx Unity Festival, Cardiff
17 September – Circomedia, Bristol

Photography: Anthony Hopwood

Set & Costume Design: Katherina Radeva

 

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