Performance:7-9 October FRI-SAT at 20u30 and SUN at 15:00
Location: Zuiderpershuis - Waalse Kaai 14 - 2000 Antwerp
Dance style: contemporary dance with live music
Concept: Elles Grzybek
Choreography: Elles Grzybek, Michael Lazic in collaboration with Lunella Cherchi ann Samuela Papotto
Composition music: Cedric Van Caille en Sarah Thery
Composition soundscapes: Grzybek/Lazic
Live music: Cedric Van Caille (multi-instrumentalist and vocals), Sarah Thery (vocals)
Light design: Bart Van Dessel




Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon (July 6 1907 – July 13 1954) was a Mexican surrealist painter whose life had a very dramatic course. She was physically marked by child paralysis at the age of 6, which caused a permanent disability, and a major accident at the age of 18. In response to the severe restrictions her body imposed on her, she developed a striking "attitude to life". She has left us 143 paintings that were striking, special witnesses to this attitude. The abundant, bright use of colour contrasts sharply with the alienated character that the work of Frida Kahlo exudes. Just like in her real life where physical suffering and pain are in sharp contrast with her very extroverted, almost theatrical excesses.
We have interpreted her life by two contemporary dancers, and also musically, by two female singers. Two characters opposed to each other. The withdrawn dark sore side flanked by cheerful colours. Overcoming the pain and loneliness by the high poetic mobility of her brushes.
Frida Kahlo probably ended her life and left a farewell note: "I hope the end is happy and hopefully I’ll never return."

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