Preview of Las Fridas, A Duet Inspired by Artist Frida Kahlo


A perfromance still from Las FridasA backstage view of Las FridasA perfromance still from Las Fridas

Watch a dress rehearsal of Las Fridas presented at the Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310. This 60-minute duet  is inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. 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?” The performance was directed, and choreographed by Mark DeGarmo, who also plays a role alongside performer Marie Baker-Lee, Performer. 

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates underserved New York City communities and children; creates, performs and disseminates original artistic and scholarly work; and promotes intercultural community through dance arts. New York press and audiences have heralded MDD’s dance-theater works as “risk-taking” and DeGarmo as “a gladiator in various arenas.”

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Photographs by Reiko Yanagi

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NOTES

Tickets are limited to one per member unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Event
Details

  • Date: Wednesday, January 8th at 8:00PM
  • Capacity: 15 guests, Spots allocated on a first come, first serve basis
  • Meeting Locations: Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310 The Clemente Center 107 Suffolk Street, Studio 310 New York, NY 10002 Subway: F/M/J/Z to Delancey/Essex 3rd floor, no elevator
  • Registration opens Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at 12PM EST
  • Things to Know: The house will be taking video of the performance from a central aisle. All seats are first come, first served. The show will run 60-minutes with no intermission