Choreography by Andrea Dawn Shelley Music: The Kronos Quartet Premiere 2014
The Broken Column, referencing the acclaimed self-portrait of the same title, by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Choreographed by Andrea Dawn Shelley, this sextet delves into the speculation and expression of the emotional torment and turbulence derived from Kahlo’s painting. Shelley examines the desperation and need for love through movement, music and gestures. Of her tribute work Shelley explains, “I want to educate and introduce Frida Kahlo, one of the most important Twentieth century artists of the Americas, to those who possibly do not know of her life and contributions to the art world."