Miro Dance Theatre invites audiences to a behind-the-scenes look at Self-Portrait, Miro’s newest work which will premiere at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 2. Commissioned by Art After 5 in conjunction with the Museum’s Frida Kahlo retrospective, Self-Portrait is a solo dance work celebrating Kahlo’s life and art. The performance, deeply inspired by Kahlo’s paintings and diary, reflects on the artist’s struggles with illness and her penchant for self-expression. Performed by Miro’s Amanda Miller, the multi-dimensional “living performance sculpture” combines dance, live animation, elaborate set design, and video. As part of this Open Studio, guest artist Julia Zagar will lead an open discussion with audience members. Zagar, who recently presented a lecture series on The Folk Arts of Mexico at the Museum, is an art collector and owner of Philadelphia’s Eyes Gallery. Please join us for this unique opportunity to discuss Kahlo’s work and view the inner-workings of Self-Portrait before experiencing the premiere in May.
Open Studio Series: April 17
Behind-the-scenes of Self-Portrait
Miro welcomes guest Julia Zagar
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm, FREE
Miro Studio @ Girard College, Philadelphia
For detailed directions visit www.mirodancetheatre.org