Falling in love with Frida explores the life, loves and legacy of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), probably the most famous disabled female visual artist in the world. Today she is largely remembered for her artwork, for the iconic images she created that explicitly document her lived experience of disability but she is rarely remembered or 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 other’s memories of us.
‘The journey of making this piece, that I am really proud of, 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
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.
Falling in love with Frida is part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015 and will tour to venues across Scotland, England and Ireland in the autumn.
18-30 August, 6pm (1hr) (not 24th)
Dance Base (venue 22)
£10/£8 / 0131 225 5525 / dancebase.co.uk
Preview 18 Aug, 6pm £8/£6
Signed Performances: 20, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 Aug