Ice Dance Performance featuring “Viva La Vida” inspired by the Life of Frida Kahlo; told through the mediums of Ice Skating, Puppetry and Story Telling!
Sunday, March 25th 1:00PM
The Saugerties Kiwanis Ice Arena
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Children and Seniors, $90 for a group of 10 tickets
Public Session to follow, all attending the performance are welcome to bring or rent skates. Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Students
For More Info: Boundless Edge 845.626.4596
To hear the story of Frida’s life as told in Viva La Vida click here
Performers include Line Hadad, French and Israeli Ice Dance Olympic competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble Member, Alizah Allen, Senior Ladies US National competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble Member, Patrick Connelly, US Ice Dance National competitor, and Beth Woronoff, Director of the Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble and former Ice Theatre of New York Former Ensemble Member. The cast of twelve is filled out by eight members of the Saugerties, NY based Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble.
Fifteen foot tall skeleton puppets join the Day of the Dad Parade, complete with Mariachi music and costumes from Mexico city, all there to honor Mexico’s great artist, Frida Kahlo. Voice-overs in Spanish and English quote Frida’s original journal entries “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” and “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” The trolley and bus accident is depicted by five skaters in a bus puppet and two in a trolley puppet crash into one another and spin apart. Diego and Frida appear in front of Frida’s painting of them only to be interrupted by Frida’s sister, Christina and revolutionary Leon Trotsky. The seductive scene plays out as Diego casually leaves Frida to dance with her sister. Despite the physical and emotional pain that Frida endured, the message of her life and this dance is “Live Life! Enjoy Life! Be yourself! Let nothing stop you!
Produced and co-directed by: Mike Carson and Beth Woronoff
Choreography by: Beth Woronoff
Puppets by: Sara Peattie of the Puppet Cooperative and Theresa Linnihan
This opportunity is supported in part with funds from Strategic Opportunities Stipend through New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Mid-Hudson by Garrison Art Center.
Boundless Edge will also present works from our regular repetroie including, Volcano, Celtic Techno and Till the End of Love.
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