Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Todas las Fridas/All the Fridas Collective Reading June 4th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Part of PVDFEST 2016!

Todas las Fridas will marched in the PVDFEST Parade Downtown Providence on June 4th, 
come join us!



Todas las Fridas/All the Fridas is a collective reading of Sussy Santana’s poem Mujer/Woman.


The poem is inspired by the iconoclast Frida Kahlo and celebrates the strength of women and sisterhood.  Although Frida lived in pain most of her life, she never stop creating.  Her revolutionary spirit and artistic vision has been and still is an inspiration for millions of people.

This will be a call out to women of all ages to honor Frida’s creative spirit by adding your own piece to this poem.  What does being a woman mean to you?


I ask that you join me by dressing up as Frida and collectively reading our poem.


The readers will stand together to form a column on the street, to represent Frida's fractured spine, and express an act of healing. The first 25 women who sign up for the performance will receive a hand-made, one of a kind, headpiece by artist Helen Santana. A pre-performance meeting will be held on May 14 and May 22, 2016 for the group to get to know each other, rehearse the poem and celebrate sisterhood.


As I started researching Frida’s work for this project, I quickly realized other women had gotten together to celebrate Frida in a similar way. The idea of sisterhood took on a new meaning...


We all know a woman who embodies this fighting spirit, maybe you are that woman.  Let’s celebrate the women in our lives who make the ordinary, extraordinary!

If you are interested in reading, send me an email me at: fridha99@aol.com  by May 23, 2016.  

If you are not in RI but would like to participate, gather your friends and family and send me a picture of all of you dressed up as Frida, with your permission, I will share it on the FB event page and on this blog!


THIS PERFORMANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION MACCOLL JOHNSON FELLOWSHIP, THANK YOU!



Todas las Fridas/All the Fridas es una lectura colectiva del poema Mujer de Sussy Santana.

El poema está inspirado en la figura icónica de Frida Kahlo y celebra la fuerza de volundad de las mujeres. A pesar de que Frida vivió con dolor físico casi toda su vida, nunca dejó de crear. Su espíritu revolucionario y su visión artistica continua inspirando a millones de personas en todo el mundo.

Este es un llamado a las mujeres de todas las edades a celebrar la creatividad de Frida escribiendo tu poema. ¿Qué significa para ti ser mujer?

Les pido que me acompañen el sábado 4 de junio, 2016 a vestirse como Frida Kahlo y a marchar conmigo en el desfile del Festival Internacional de Arte de Providence. Vamos a marchar juntas, en hermandad y a leer nuestro poema.

Formaremos una columna en la calle para representar la columna fracturada de Frida y levantarnos en su nombre. Las primeras 25 mujeres que se inscriban recibiran una corona de flores, hecha a mano por la artista Helen Santana. En mayo tendremos una reunión para conocernos, ensayar y celebrar la hermandad y el respeto entre las mujeres.

Cuando comencé a planificar este proyecto me di cuenta que otras mujeres habían celebrardo a Frida de una manera similar. La idea de hermandad tomó más fuerza. Todas conocemos a una mujer luchadora, todas tenemos un sueño. Vamos a celebrar a las mujeres que convierten lo ordinario en extraordinario.

Si quieres leer mándame un mensaje por FB o al email: fridha99@aol.com

Si no quieres leer un poema, acompáñanos en la marcha del Festival de Arte, ven vestida como Frida, trae a tu madre, a tus hijas, hermanas y marchemos juntas!!


THIS PERFORMANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION MACCOLL JOHNSON FELLOWSHIP, THANK YOU!






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