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We are now booking Las Fridas, a 60-minute transcultural-transdisciplinary duet inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo for the 2020-2022 seasons.

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.

We engage communities with Las Fridas by collaborating with local artists, architects, and designers to develop the set design. In addition to single or multiple performances, we also offer artist/scholar residencies tailored to the interests of your communities.

The work was originally projected to be performed in intimate gatherings, but it’s operatic scale also makes it suitable for larger venues. These formal and informal spaces include: black box, museum, cultural center, library, gallery, and studio. 

Press:

Critics and audience members heralded Las Fridas as:

  • “Not scared to push the audience right up to the edge that the performers are living on.”
    – November 2019 audience member
  • “Wonderfully in your face, both literally and metaphorically.”
    – November 2019 audience member
  • Las Fridas’ is a new form. It combines theater, movement and dance, performance art, visual art, and music, including the performers own vocalizations. We are still at the threshold of transgenerative awareness and fluid identity shifting and self-identification, which opens new realms of possibility for the individual and the collective across cultures around the world.”
    -Barnett Serchuk, BroadwayWorld.com

Previously Performed at:

Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310 at The Clemente Center, January 9, 11, 12, 13, 2020

Alvin Ailey Studio Theater, January 12, 2018; January 10, 2020

Salon Performance Series at The Clemente Center, Studio 310, May 18, 2018; May 20, 2017; May 29 & 30, 2015; August 7-8, 2014; & June 15-17, 2011

Dig Dance Mexican Dance Festival, 92Y, May 5-6, 2017

Booking Dance Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, January 7, 2017

NYC Previews: Co-Produced by The Clemente Center, Flamboyán Theater, April 20-24, 2016 

NYC Previews: The Clemente Center, Studio 517, December 16-20, 2015

Cutlog Paris Contemporary Art Fair, NYC, May 16-17, 2014 & May 10 & 11, 2013 

Webster Library, New York Public Library, September 29, 2011

Contact us for more information about booking and tours of Las Fridas: info@markdegarmodance.org

In offering this work for public viewing, DeGarmo pays homage to his mothers, grandmothers, mentors and friends, including renowned choreographers and dance educators Anna Sokolow and Hanya Holm, educational theorist Maxine Greene, and Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina. Video projections of Maxine Greene’s hands at 93 and Judith Malina’s feet at 88 are incorporated into the multimedia presentation.