April 11 - 16, 2017 Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher (Fishman Space) 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 636-4100
Fragmented Frida, a deeply personal account of the joys and struggles of renowned 20th Century icon, Frida Kahlo, will receive its World Premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Fisher Space for 8 performances, April 11th-16th.
Fragmented Frida is the story of the unbroken spirit of a broken woman. This timely piece explores the life and seeks to capture the essence of the audacious artist who overcame seemingly insurmountable adversity that included being relentlessly bullied as a child, surviving a near-fatal bus accident in her teens that left her shattered physically and emotionally and then falling in love with a womanizing genius that would betray her in the worst way.
The work presents a complex Frida as revolutionary, provocateur, activist, self-reflexive painter and as a woman in need of love and validation. Frida was a Mexican Jewish bisexual feminist, four strikes, even in the most progressive times. Fragmented Frida taps into the tremendous resilience that allowed this titanic figure to examine her own life and suffering via the canvas so it could be forever preserved as art.