EVA DUDA DANCE COMPANY and the NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE BUDAPEST present:
FRIDA – the muse of life
visual dance theatre – exhibition of moving pictures
This spectacular show on the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo leads the audience on a journey to an exotic dream world, based on the rich expressivity of music, dance and visual arts. Like an exceptional guided exhibition, the dance pictures and images display the beauty and challenges of Frida’s destiny as a female artist, express the passionate nature of her love life, provide glimpses of an impressive culture, create a carnival atmosphere and depict a few remarkable moment of her personal life. What we present is not the story of Kahlo’s life but a unique theatrical vision of a dramatic and colorful world inspired by the artist’s exceptional lifepath.
Frida is a popular artist all over the world, and this performance therefore provides an opportunity for many lovers of her work to see her life and art presented from a totally new perspective. She has inspired many by her unique art work, her unusual life, progressive views and incredible tenacity.
The dance show from a 21st century point of view dives into the atmosphere of Mexico, into Frida’s homeland, with all its surprises and revelations, also putting a modern face on the passions and emotional waves that impacted her life so keenly.
FRIDA was created in cooperation with the Hungarian National Dance Theater.
Frida: Eleonora Accalai
Diego: Tibor Kováts
Dancers: Vera Bundschuh, András Déri, Dániel Dragos, Dominik Gyugos, Gábor Ivanov, Mátyás Kovács, Eszter Lajtos, Noémi Pataki, Zsófia Temesvári
Music: Izsák Farkas, Tibor Molnár
Costume: Kató Huszár, Julcsi Kiss
Set: Eva Duda
Video mapping: Gábor Karcis, Mátyás Fekete
Light designer: József Pető
Assistant choreographer: Beatrix Csák
Production assistant: Orsolya Vitárius
Production manager: Ágnes Huszár
Company manager: Anita Vodál
Director, choreographer: Eva Duda
Supported by: Ministry of Culture and Innovation, Human Capacities Grant Management Office, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, National Dance Theatre, Budapest Capital City’s Council of XI District Újbuda, FÜGE Productions, Movein Studio, Workshop Foundation, Viwa Vitaminwater