Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frida Comes to PS4

Students with actress, Flor Bromley, recreate Frida Kahlo's painting, 'The Bus' (1929)

1st grade students dancing to Mexican folk music with 'Frida'.
Do you know who Frida Kahlo is? She was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits.  But, what people don't know is that she was a lonely girl who had an imaginary friend.  Click here to find out more about her!

Making Books Sing, an organization devoted to bringing high-quality theater productions and arts-in-education programming to NYC schools, brought Frida to PS4!  In this interactive, bilingual musical, children followed Frida Kahlo on a journey throughout her incredible life.  As a lonely little girl growing up in Mexico, Frida had only her imaginary friend to keep her company, but after discovering her inner artist she went on to become one of the most celebrated women of the 20th century.  The 45-minute performance also included some of our students who acted as passengers on a bus scene painted by Frida Kahlo in 1929!  "I liked the part when she (the actress) pretended the baby cried", said Delila S. from Ms. Pinales's class.

Special thanks to Sara Orr, Education Associate from Making Books Sing, for supporting the arts and bringing our artist of the month to life!  Click here to visit their website.

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