CAROLINE BOWDITCH (UK / AUS)
20/03/14 – THE BASEMENT, BRIGHTON
Exploring the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Falling in Love with Frida is a love-like obsession; an exploration of how to become an icon, a reclaiming of a disabled artist and an enquiry into how we can shape and how much can we really control the memories that others have of us.
Originally from Australia, Caroline is a Glasgow-based independent disabled performance maker and choreographer who has been making work in the UK for 10 years. She is passionate about creating performances that are accessible to audiences using clear ideas or concepts. As a result Caroline produces robust, multi faceted and engaging work.
Having majored in performing arts for her education degree, Caroline retrained at the University of Melbourne and worked as a Genetic Counsellor from 1997 to 2002. She has been dancing for 14 years, arriving in the UK in 2002 and choreographing her own work since 2006.
The performance was followed by a post-show discussion Falling In Love With Frida will be followed by a post-show talk and discussion reflecting on issues of body, identity and disability explored in Falling in Love With Frida with Caroline Bowditch and Robert Softley.