AWARD-WINNING FALLING IN LOVE WITH FRIDA COMES TO DANCE LIMERICK, FRI 11 SEPT, 8PM

Tuesday, 11 August, 2015 - 12:11

After a sell-out run and a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, international performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch brings her beautiful work “Falling in Love with Frida” to Dance Limerick on Friday 11 September at 8pm.

This intimate and enticing performance explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Largely remembered for her artwork, 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.

Falling in love with Frida is being presented at Dance Limerick as part of Elemental Arts & Culture Festival.

Fri 11 Sept, 8pm.
Tickets €12/€10 (conc) /€5 (student)
Click link on right to book (advance booking strongly recommended)
Tickets on the door subject to availability.
Suitable for audiences over 16yrs.

‘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.’ Caroline Bowditch

Performed by:
Caroline Bowditch
Welly O’Brien
Nicole Guarino

“An hour of remarkable beauty and joyful humanity”
***** The Herald

“deliciously wry, humorously conversational and disarmingly frank.”
The Herald

“entertaining, enticing and thought provoking."
Arts Awards Voice

Caroline Bowditch describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK. Born in Australia, Caroline now lives in Glasgow. She has already had a stellar career as a performance artist and choreographer including an Unlimited Commission to create a performance as part of the Cultural
Olympiad for the London 2012.

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