On Thursday July 22nd in Darlington market square, you will see one of the country’s most quaint and ambitious dance theatre stage shows of 2021.
The Two Fridas is motivated by one of the world’s most famous self-portraits [The Two Fridas by legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo] which is being brought to life from the canvas to the stage through an intriguing mixture of storytelling, dance, music and live performance.
The show will also draw upon the tempestuous marital relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The 50-minute socially distanced show is an explosion of cultural and heritage references, pulling together emotional and imaginative elements from the eventful lives of both KAHLO and SHER-GIL in a production which fuses together Classical Indian Dance, Western Contemporary Dance and Mexican Folk Dance.
The tour has been set up in reaction to the overwhelming response to a sell-out ‘World Premiere’ performance that was staged at The Bowes Museum in County Durham back in September 2020.
To ensure the right authenticity and accuracy is achieved on stage The Two Fridas has brought in the skills of Manchester-based Mexican consultant, Magaly Flores – who runs a Mexican dance company 'Colibri'.
Throughout the performance the audience will also be stimulated by a display of live painting that will be delivered by a different local painter connected to each individual venue.
The Two Fridas promises to be a cultural highlight of Summer 2021.