Falling in love with Frida | Caroline Bowditch

Falling in love with Frida | Caroline Bowditch

Premiered as part of NEAT Festival in May 2014.

Falling in love with Frida is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

It is a reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love like obsession, and an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much can we really control others memories of us. It exposes many little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art. Where affinities and parallels are drawn, happy distractions are employed and a tale of 'the great concealer' is skillfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.

Originally from Australia, Caroline is an established Glasgow-based independent disabled performance maker, choreographer and provocateur. 

 know you so well.

I know the things you like to eat,

The clothes that hang inside your wardrobe,

I know where you sleep, the music you lay down to.

I've sat in your garden and at your table.

I know you left your mark on everything, including their hearts.

They all fell in love with you.

I've never met you, but I've done it too.




 Falling in love with Frida is produced by Dance4. Commissioned by Dance4 and SICK! Festival.  Supported by Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, Arts Council England and Fundays.

Photography: Anthony Hopwood

Set & Costume Design: Katherina Radeva


Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 August - The Edinburgh Festival Fringe where Caroline was awarded with the Herald Angel Award. Read a rave review by the Herald Scotland below.