Image by Moss Beynon Juckes

Image by Moss Beynon Juckes

Frida and Diego

Frida and Diego

STUN, Manchester

December 2017


A devised Music Theatre piece incorporating the ancient art of Japanese Shibari rope bondage, Butoh: the contemporary Japanese dance, and Vogue: the dance form originating from the black/Latino queer subcultures of ’80s Harlem. Through an intensely visceral performance and live musical score, solo performer Jarquin will offer a unique take on Frida Kahlo, demonstrating how her physical suffering was at the root of her creative process. Exploring the identity politics of Frida’s representation and her subsequent commercialisation and deification; Frida and Diego asks how the giant of Mexican art (her husband Diego Rivera) was left in twilight whilst Frida became one of the most recognisable and iconic artists of today.


Artistic Team

Ignacio Jarquin - Concept and Performer

Jonathan Grieve -  Director

Andrew G Marshall - Dramaturg

Nwando Ebizie - Choreographer

Jethro Cooke - Composer

Pablo Fernández Baz - Lighting Design

Samantha Wilson - Costume Designer

Sara Pons - Butoh dance mentor

Anna Kostina - Shibari mentor