10 Jun 2023 - 21:00
Sleek technique, dynamic choreography and nuanced movement come together for Moveo Dance Company’s rendition of the life of the iconic Frida Kahlo.
“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”
– Frida Kahlo
Frida is synonymously famous for her provoking art, however this performance focuses more on the duality between the fragility of her body and her strength of character and will. Frida was fiery, with a passion for her Mexican roots; even wanting to be called a ‘child of the revolution’. She was a woman who survived a terrible accident which broke her body, suffered the pain and loss of multiple miscarriages but most of all felt the heartbreak of disloyalty by her beloved Diego; even with her own sister. Through all of this, painting was her solace. She painted her gruesome reality, and these paintings are the legacy of what could be considered one of the most ground-breaking women of her time.
Frida is a dance theatre performance highlighting the world famous artists life and tragedies. Performed to original music composed by Albert Garzia and choreographed by Diane Portelli, this performance is a spectacular tribute to a woman and true historical icon.