The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion presents Dutch National Ballet in Frida. The show opens on Friday July 14, 2023, and runs thru Sunday July 16, 2023. CLICK HERE to read a review by one of our staff writers.

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Dutch National Ballet Frida

Frida by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with music by composer Peter Salem, celebrates the life story of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. One of the most intriguing artists of the 20th century, Kahlo refused to bow to misfortune, and also zealously fought taboos. Additionally, she championed women’s rights and painted self-portraits which later became famous the world over. In creating this full-length choreography, Ochoa’s aim was to flesh out the “expressive surrealism that dance—by analogy to Kahlo’s paintings.” Also, the production delves even deeper into the loneliness that haunted Kahlo all her life.

“The 20th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center has been nothing short of exhilarating, and Frida is the consummate finale,” said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “It will be a visual feast to watch Frida Kahlo’s seminal artistry and her relentless trials and tribulations.” In addition, an orchestra of local musicians and conducted by Matthew Rowe provides the music to Frida.

About the Dutch National Ballet

For over 60 years, Dutch National Ballet develops and has also produced and presented ballet. It is also the largest dance company of the Netherlands. In addition to a diverse repertoire of nearly 80 dancers from all over the world and a tradition of innovation, the company plays a leading role in Dutch cultural life and beyond.

Admission starts at $34; Visit the website for more info. Tickets for Dutch National Ballet’s performances at The Music Center are available for purchase online at or by calling (213) 972-0711.

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What: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Where: The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, LA, 90012
When: July 14 – 16, 2023; 7:30pm & 2:00pm Sunday