Dutch National Ballet’s ‘Frida’ featuring a score by Peter Salem will premiere in the US over the weekend of the 14th July at The Music Center in Los Angeles.
‘Frida, by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa — with music by British composer Peter Salem, performed by a live orchestra — is inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo. One of the most intriguing artists of the 20th century, the Mexican-born Kahlo refused to bow to misfortune, zealously fought taboos, championed women’s rights and painted self-portraits that became famous the world over. In creating this full-length work, Ochoa’s aim was to flesh out the “expressive surrealism that dance — by analogy to Kahlo’s paintings — can embody.” The ballet delves even deeper into the loneliness that haunted Kahlo all her life, her relationship with her husband Diego Rivera, her bisexuality and the way she crafted her own image. Frida paints its own vibrant portrait of the subject’s life, art and enduring legacy through dance.’
Further information and tickets can be found here.