Falling in love with Frida

Caroline Bowditch, Welly O’Brien and Nicole Guarino provide a wonderful evening in a cosy little room at Dance Base: it’s not very often a full house can consist of twelve people and it creates the sense of being a privileged guest at a party with friends.

The dancers express profound feelings through their graceful movements in solos and in sequences performed together.

The bright lighting, illuminated cacti and vivid colours create the cheerful Mexican mood and air of fiesta. The cast looks radiant with infectious smiles and stylish costumes. The atmosphere is completely relaxed.

Caroline Bowditch’s openness is truly remarkable. It’s hard to imagine anyone else sharing such intimate and heartfelt secrets with a group of complete strangers. Maybe one or two people might have been a little shocked but there was nothing offensive in the way she spoke. Getting to know the late Frida Kahlo so well has clearly had a huge impact on her life and the stories of the two women are seamlessly interwoven. The dancers also express profound feelings through their graceful movements in solos and in sequences performed together. There are a lot of laughs too, not just from what is said but from the timing of lines and the eye contact with each other and the audience, especially in the water-melon scene. A sandia will never be the same again!

Falling in Love with Frida is an hour of honesty and celebration that might just make you see the world differently and inspire you to make a mark in life.

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There is more to Frida that her monobrow! An intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). 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 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 employed and a tale of the great concealer is revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.

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