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“Las Fridas” Opens January 9th!

January 3, 2019

“Las Fridas”

Opens January 9th!

New York critics heralded Las Fridas as “brilliant.”

Starting January 9th – experience Las Fridas: a dance-theater duet inspired by Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. This season, the audience has the opportunity to experience the surreal 60-minute work in an intimate setting with limited seating: Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310.
Seating is limited – book your spot before
 we sell out!
Mark DeGarmo Dance at Studio 310
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Join us to experience Las Fridas, a 60-minute transcultural-transdisciplinary duet inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo.

Las Fridas calls on each community engaging with it to examine their own histories, heritages, and assumptions about Kahlo, gender, and aging. Our touring casts include 2 women, 2 men, and a man and a woman playing Frida. Las Fridas returns for a limited New York engagement in January 2020 after selling out 5 performances in November 2019.

 

Performances

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 8PM
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 – 8PM
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 – 3PM
Monday, Jan 13, 2020 – 8PM

Mark DeGarmo, Choreographer and Director
with Marie Baker-Lee, Performer.
Maxine Greene and Judith Malina, Projections
The work explores a transcultural, transdisciplinary art, theater, and performance space, while the sum of its two parts suggests a strange new surrealistic view of Frida’s life and traumas. It is inspired by the duality of sun and moon, mother and child, sacred and secular, ancient and current as they appear in Kahlo’s artwork. Las Fridas challenges its audiences to examine their own history, heritage and assumptions about Kahlo, gender, power relations and aging. The implicit question the work proposes is: “What might Frida Kahlo’s life been like had she lived beyond the age of 47?”
Feature articles: an interview with Mark DeGarmo and Marie Baker-Lee on Dance Enthusiast here and as a featured event on Untapped NYC here.