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Broken Wings

Broken Wings, is part of an English National Ballet’s triple bill. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings tells the story of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo, from her life-changing accident as a teenager to her stormy relationship with painter Diego Rivera. Broken Wings marks the second collaboration between Peter, Lopez Ochoa and director Nancy Meckler; their first being the award-winning A Streetcar Named Desire for the Scottish Ballet.

English National Ballet
Nancy Meckler
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Dieuweke van Reij
Lighting design:
Vinny Jones


Peter Salem’s tuneful mix of South American style tunes fits the action perfectly.

Stuart Sweeney 14 Apr 2016

Peter Salem’s original music, interwoven with mariachi bands and Mexican folk was rhythmically extraordinary at times and perfectly simple at others, revealing the inner world of Ochoa’s Frida.

Chloe Billington 13 Apr 2016

Photos: Laurent Liota