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Greenwich + Docklands International Festival - The Four Fridas




The Four Fridas - Directed by Bradley Hemmings
will be a spectacular, outdoor theatre production celebrating the life and work of the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Audiences will be immersed in a visually thrilling experience, integrating elements of ritual, music, narration, contemporary dance and aerial choreography, played out against stunning video projections in the sky.

Taking inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s lifelong empathy with indigenous Mexico, The Four Fridas will feature a rare opportunity to see the breathtaking ritual flight of the Voladores. The production brings together an exciting creative team led by GDIF’s Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings, including a specially commissioned appearance by Shechter Junior, a new young ensemble of talented dancers from Hofesh Shechter Company, alongside an innovative collaboration between leading UK aerial dance company Wired Aerial Theatre and BAFTA Award winning film maker Tal Rosner, together with film animation by artist Rachel Gadsden. The production is designed by Georgia Lowe with an original script by award winning writer Jay Griffiths, music by BAFTA Award winner Dan Jones and lighting by Olivier Award winning Natasha Chivers.

Performances of The Four Fridas will take place in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with venue to be confirmed in May.

For more information on The Four Fridas, visit our blog.

There will be both paid seating available in advance and substantial free promenade access available on the day. Tickets for reserved seating will go on sale on 14 May. Please check for regular updates.

Rachel Gadsden in a short video about her role to create an animation as part of the perfromance in collaboration with Abigail Norris:

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