€12.00 / €10.00 (concession)


20:00pm to 21:00pm


Fri 11 Sep '15


Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church)

"I know you so well.
I know the things you like to eat,
The clothes that hang inside your wardrobe,
I know where you sleep, the music you lay down to.
I’ve sat in your garden and at your table.
I know you left your mark on everything,
Including their hearts.
They all fell in love with you.
I’ve never met you, but I’ve done it too".

After a sell-out run and a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Caroline Bowditch comes to Dance Limerick with Falling in Love with Frida, her intimate and enticing performance exploring the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

It is a reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love-like obsession and an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much we can really control others’ memories of us.

It exposes many little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art. Where affinities and parallels are drawn, happy distractions are employed and a tale of ‘the great concealer’ is skilfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.

Performed by:
Caroline Bowditch
Welly O’Brien
Nicole Guarino

Suitable for audiences over 16yrs.

Press Quotes
“deliciously wry, humorously conversational and disarmingly frank.”
The Herald

“entertaining, enticing and thought provoking."
Arts Awards Voice

“Remarkable beauty and joyful humanity”
***** The Herald

Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome international performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch to perform her beautiful work "Falling in Love with Frida" on Friday 11th September, as part of Elemental Arts and Culture Festival.

Originally from Australia, Glasgow based performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch, describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito, buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK and further afield. She has choreographed/performed work as Girl Jonah with Fiona Wright, created her own work Proband (2007) - with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Grant - and co-created NQR and the Long and the Short of It as Scottish Dance Theatre’s Dance Agent for Change (2008-2012).

In 2012, Caroline created Leaving Limbo Landing for the Cultural Olympiad. In 2014, she created Falling in love with Frida, which had a sell-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won a prestigious Herald Angel award.

Caroline is a founder member of Weave Movement Theatre (Melbourne) and The FATHoM Project (Newcastle). She is Artist in Association with Paragon Music (Glasgow) and a Visiting Professor at Coventry University. Caroline’s consultancy work in accessibility and inclusivity includes ongoing work with Skånes Dansteater, Sweden and most recently with Australian organisations Access2Arts, Arts Access and the Australia Council for the Arts.

While in Limerick, Caroline will also lead a workshop on Saturday 12th September, from 2pm-6pm. Click link on right for details.

Falling in Love with Frida:
Duration 55 mins, no interval.
Suitable for audiences over 16yrs.

Photo: Anthony Hopwood


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Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

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