The Four Fridas

Theatre, Puppetry
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The Four Fridas
'The Four Fridas'

The lead show of this year's Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is this grand theatre spectacle inspired by the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Directed by Bradley Hemmings, who co-directed the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in 2012, the show will be an outdoor celebration featuring contemporary dance, music, aerial choreography and video projections on a giant 'flying canvas'. There's also a piece performed by Hofesh Shechter's young apprentice company commissioned specially for the piece and there will be a strong Mexican feel to the show, with a group of young indigenous women from a remote village in the Sierra Puebla coming to enact an ancient traditional dance with a pole - the flight of the Voladores. The GDIF shows are usually lots of summer fun and this year you can buy tickets in advance and there is also a chance to rock up on the day and catch the promenade fun.


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what a load of drivel. how Time OUt could call this a must see thing to do in July is beyond belief. There were some super talented performers and a greta perfromance from the young Hofesh Shechter company but the plot line was dire. The biggest drama was when a 3 metre high piece of movable set lost a feel and nearly landed on the audience. A real calamity and GDIF should be thankful no-one was injured in this ridiculous promenade charade they call performance art.