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"Broken Wings", a new ballet on the life and work of Frida

09 April 2016

English National Ballet’s new triple bill features new pieces created by world-class female choreographers: Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang. 

Their credits list is a roll call of the world’s best dance companies and artists, from Dutch National Ballet and Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Lopez Ochoa), to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sydney Dance Company (Barton) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Wang). The world premiere of She Said is a rare opportunity to experience their talent and vision on a single stage. 

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings tells the story of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo, from her life-changing accident as a teenager to her stormy relationship with painter Diego Rivera. Lopez Ochoa collaborates with director Nancy Meckler and composer Peter Salem, with whom she created the award-winning dance version of A Streetcar Named Desire for Scottish Ballet.

"It tells her story chronologically, from the bus accident that would change her life forever as a teenager, to her relationship with artist Diego Rivera”, Lopez Ochoa explained.

“But Frida often said she didn’t paint dreams, like the surrealists, but her own reality. Her paintings are her life, her emotions are weaved into them, so I am also using them as a way into her mind, as a way to tell the story”.

(check out below the complete article from the English National Ballet website)

Get a glimpse of Broken Wings following the below YouTube link.