CRUK, Slider Rider
A Ballad For The Brave is an immersive concert, performed by internationally renowned violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball, Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, Chilean guitarist Jorge Bravo, and featuring special guest, Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski. The evening pays musical homage to artistic self-expression, amplifying female voices and honouring established heroines, including the life and works of Frida Kahlo. Drawing inspiration from the cultural landscape of her time, the concert carries an audience on an impressionistic audio-visual journey through exquisite music, original art and animation, and bold video design.
The show premiered on November 2nd 2018 at the V&A in London. I shall post more info about future dates on the blog.
Behind-the-scenes the piece starred some of the entertainment industry’s most talented production team in Director, Co-Producer and Writer, Emily Blacksell (Old Vic), Animator and Art-Director, Coline Brun-Naujalis, Sound Designer, John Leonard and Video and Light Designer, Rod Machlachlan.
It’s no wonder that the show was welcomed with international press acclaim and riotous applause from as far away as Mexico itself where the show was celebrated as ‘a triumphant debut of a show honouring Mexico, Frida and other strong women of the age.