International performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch brings her beautiful, award-winning work “Falling in Love with Frida” to Dance Limerick on Friday 11 September at 8pm. This intimate, witty and compelling performance explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Tickets €12/€10 from www.dancelimerick.ie Suitable for audiences over 16yrs.
Largely remembered for her art, particularly the iconic images she created that explicitly document her lived experience of disability, Frida Kahlo is rarely remembered or acknowledged as a disabled artist. “Falling in Love with Frida” is a celebration: 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 we can really control others’ memories of us.
Fresh from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and a prestigious Herald Angel Award at Edinburgh 2014, “Falling in Love with Frida” continues to move, engage and entertain audiences in equal measure. The show exposes many little-known facts about Frida Kahlo. Where affinities and parallels are drawn between the creator and the subject, happy distractions are employed and a tale of Kahlo as ‘the great concealer’ is skilfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.
Creator Caroline Bowditch, herself a disabled artist, says “The journey of making this piece… has been full of adventure, joy, laughter and tears. I invite you to join me around the yellow table in celebration of one of the finest women that has ever lived”.
The show will be performed by Caroline Bowditch, Welly O’Brien and Nicole Guarino.
“An hour of remarkable beauty and joyful humanity… deliciously wry, humorously conversational and disarmingly frank” Five Stars – The Herald
“Entertaining, enticing and thought provoking” Arts Awards Voice
Workshop for Professional Choreographers with Caroline Bowditch and Nicole Guarino:
While in Limerick, Caroline Bowditch and her collaborator Nicole Guarino will lead a workshop for professional choreographers which serves as an introduction to inclusive and artistic choreographic practice used by Caroline in the making of her work Falling in Love with Frida. The workshop will draw on themes raised in the piece and will leave participants with skills, exercises and techniques which can be easily applied and utilised within their own artistic practice. Workshop: Sat 12 Sept, 2pm-6pm, at Dance Limerick, fee €25, email [email protected] to book.