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