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Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi

World Premiere: 1998

Music: Tobias Picker, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Arvo Pärt

Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Costumes: A. Christina Giannini

Slides: Douglas J. Sloan, Icon Pictures

Set Design & Costume Painting: Debora Maché

Narration: Cynthia Adler


Original Cast: coming soon!


Viva la Vida, I have achieved a lot, I will be able to walk, I will be able to paint,

I love Diego more than I love myself, My will is great. My will remains. (F.K.)


Frida is inspired by the life and art of Frida Kahlo, a heroic woman of extraordinary passions, extreme magnetism, and originality. An artist whose sensual vibrancy came from her life experiences; her childhood near Mexico City

during the Mexican Revolution, her devastating accident at eighteen which changed her life forever and her turbulent and public marriage to artist Diego Rivera. Buglisi conceived the text from the letters and diary of Frida.


Buglisi thanks: Instituto de Bellas Arte Mexico City, and Carlos Gutierrez of the Mexican Consulate for their permission; and Douglas J. Sloan. Frida was made possible by grants from The Greenwall Foundation, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Diana de Vegh and Dr. Rachael Yocom. Set Construction: Sebastian Lane Pärt’s De Profundis and Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors; Villa-Lobos’ Bachiana Brasileira No. 5 courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Classical Masterworks.

Background photo (c) Kristin Loden Linder


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