Theatre Works Program

Falling in love with Frida | Caroline Bowditch (AUS/UK)

Falling in love with Frida | Caroline Bowditch (AUS/UK)

Date: 18 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Time: Fri & Sat 8pm and Sat 3pm
Price: $35 Full / $26 Conc, Under 30, Groups 8+ [plus $2.50 booking fee per ticket]

Presented by: Theatre Works and Outlandish Arts

Melbourne Season - The Melba Spiegeltent (Collingwood)

Artistic director, choreographer and performer, Caroline Bowditch, returns to Australia to present her intimate and enticing show exploring the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Winner of the 2014 Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and selected for the British Council 2015 Edinburgh Showcase, Falling in Love with Frida celebrates Frida Kahlo as a disabled artist. Through her love-like obsession with Frida, Caroline shares affinities and parallels to her own life.

This exquisitely-performed, all-woman show exposes many little-known facts about Frida, as an artist and cultural icon. Personal, political and poetic, the performance recognises that each life leaves its own mark. Through dance and movement, powerful yet fragile bodies skillfully craft an inquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for.

Falling in love with Frida is a thought-provoking piece, which tenderly invites audiences to challenge ideas around disability, sexuality and our humanity.

'Remarkable beauty and joyful humanity' - The Herald
'Entertaining, enticing and thought provoking' - Arts Awards Voice

Please note Auslan is intergrated into the performance
55 minutes
Recommended for 16+ years

Auslan Integrated and Audio Described Performance
Saturday 19 March, 3.00pm | Including Tactile Tour from 2.00pm
Please contact Theatre Works on 9534 3388 // admin(replace+with+at+symbol) at the time of booking to RSVP
Watch the Auslan video here >>

Artistic Team
Artistic Director and Performer: Caroline Bowditch
Performers: Welly O'Brien, Marta Masiero
AUSLAN interpreter: Yvonne Strain
Set and Costume Design: Katherina Radeva
Lighting Design: Emma Joness
Music: danbeats
Dramaturgy: Jemima Levick
Text Advisor: Luke Pell Artistic Advisor: Joan Cleville
Costume Makers: Jennie Loof & Carys Hobbs
Australian Producer: Gaele Sobott Australian Technician/Set: David Barrett

Visit Caroline Bowditch website
Follow Caroline Bowditch Facebook | Twitter @AgentBowditch

This production is supported by Outlandish Arts, Arts NSW, Australia Council and British Council

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.