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Little Lady: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium on February 1, 2012

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Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?

Little Lady featuring Sandrine Lafond (Photo credit Paolo A. Santos)


Little Lady

The transformation of Cirque Du Soleil performer and Celine Dion dancer to performer generated theater artist is mirrored in this dark, comic and at times grotesque fable about our modern obsession with image. The exquisite movement skills of Lafond juxtapose with the world of distortion and manipulation accentuating LITTLE LADY’s tormented and blissful metamorphosis.

Show Times:

  • Thu 2/23 @ 6:30pm
  • Sat 2/25 @ 2pm
  • Tue 2/28 @ 9:30pm
  • Thu 3/1 @ 11pm
  • Sat 3/3 @ 5pm
  • Sun 3/4 @ 12:30pm

Answers by Sandrine Lafond
(Creator and performer)

Karen Tortora-Lee’s Question
That’s some title. How did you come up with it – and what does it mean?
Sandrine: It was last summer, I was on Manitoulin Island in North Ontario. I was working on two different characters and I needed a name to make sure I wouldn’t mix them up. It was the first thing that came to my mind. The only reason I kept it is because people liked it right away, so they decided! The name of the character and the piece are the same as ,I wanted simplicity.

Diánna Martin’s Question
If you were going to invite five people, anyone from past and present, to see your FRIGID show – who would you invite and why?
Sandrine: I would invite my father, he died when I was 7 and I would love for him to see who I am. My first dance teacher who has passed away too. She was the first one who believed I could be a dancer. I would love for her to see she was right.

Antonio Minino’s Question
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever made for your Art and was it worth it?
I am always traveling, living in my suitcases. I see my family and friends rarely. It is worth it as I am happy and I know I am an inspiration for them as I always go for my dreams.

Geoffrey Paddy Johnson’s Question
Was there any unexpected discovery made during the development of this production and, if so, can you share it?
The biggest discovery and surprise during this creation was to realize how much inspiration living in Las Vegas gave me. It is the seed of my show.

Michelle Augello-Page’s Question
What do you hope the audience receives from the experience of seeing this show?
I hope the audience will feel emotions because this is the only time that we feel we are really alive.


Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH

THM Bonus Question – We’re serious this year!
In the THM virtual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH which FRIGID Show do you take on? And what do you throw?

I don’t understand the last one, lost in translation, so do as you want.

Oh, Sandrine, Sandrine. Lost In Translation – the movie that launched ScarJo’s career.  Such fond memories.  But even cuter, you have no idea what Rock, Paper, Scissors is!  Oh – so glad you left it up to us.  We will choose wisely for you.  And we choose … SCISSORS.  Because you are always living out of suitcases and scissors come in handy when you are always on the road.

You’ve been challenged by Love In The Time Of Chlamydia (who took on everyone) and she threw ROCK.  So – in this case – you lost.  But don’t worry!  There are more chances to win!

Thanks Little Lady for participating in The Happiest Medium’s FRIGID New York Festival 2012 Q&A. And for playing our game! You’re officially SCISSORS in any and all challenges. You may win in the future, you may not – who knows! This is how it works in the crazy world of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH!



For the rest of you don’t forget to check out Little Lady!

Little Lady
Directed by: John Turner

Feb 23, 6:30PM
Feb 25, 2:00PM
Feb 28, 9:30PM
Mar 01, 11:00PM
Mar 03, 5:00PM
Mar 04, 12:30PM
The Red Room



The 2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL will run February 22-March 4 at The Kraine Theater & The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A). Tickets to all shows may be purchased online at or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.




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