If I Cry - The Story of Frida Kahlo

  • Presented By: Tampa City Ballet
  • Dates: May 4, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center

  • 1010 N Macinnes Pl., Tampa, FL 33602
  • Price: Tickets start at $48.75
If I Cry - The Story of Frida Kahlo

Audiences will once again be able to witness “If I Cry,” Tampa City Ballet’s captivating performance reflecting on the life of the colorful, dynamic and legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Paula Nunez, Tampa City Ballet’s Artistic Director, explained that the inspiration for this performance came from Frida’s diaries. 


“Her diaries revealed a torturous life of pain, loss, and adversity interwoven with her determined will to create works of art while saturating her surroundings with an air of spontaneity, joy, and laughter,” said Nunez. “Tampa City Ballet hopes to transport the audience through a surrealistic dance journey to the poignant and passionate emotional landscape of Frida’s remarkable life.” Please join us as we close our season with this high-acclaimed performance.

This moving, inspirational original choreographic work based on the life triumphs and struggles of the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo is a symbol of resilience and proof of how art can improve people’s lives. As art and dance continues to make a mark in this city, we want to make sure our elected officials have an opportunity to be a part of the action in the movement of art coming to life in our beautiful city. I hope that you can join us at this powerful performance. Thank you so much and we hope to see you at the theater!