Award-winning performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch returned to Australia in March 2016 with her intimate and enticing show exploring the life, loves and legacy of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Although she explicitly documented her lived experience of disability through her work, Kahlo is rarely acknowledged as a disabled artist. Falling in Love with Frida is 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. It exposes many little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art. Where affinities and parallels are drawn, happy distractions are employed and a tale of ‘the great concealer’ is skillfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.
The show was part of the British Council's Edinnburgh Showcase in 2015, which provides an unrivalled platform for UK theatre and dance companies to introduce their work to international promoters. We were thrilled to support Caroline's 2016 Australian tour in New South Wales and Victoria in March 2016 at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta; Black Box Theatre, Newcastle; Workshop Theatre, Wollongong; and Theatre Works, Melbourne.
All shows were followed by 20 minute Q&A with Caroline.
For more information, visit www.carolinebowditch.com