MIS AMORES FRONTERIZOS,
Las Fronterizas presents community performance at Arizona/Sonora border
On March 28, 2020, performing and visual artists from both sides of the US/Mexico border will present “Mis Amores Fronterizos,” the product of a twelve-month collaborative, community-engaged research and exploration process. This free, family-friendly event will be presented on both sides of the border fence between Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, west of the port of entry.
Las Fronterizas Ensemble is made up of 6 youth and adult artists from Sonora and Arizona. Their year-long collaboration builds upon relationships established through the Binational Arts Residency with dance companies convened in 2018.
Over the past twelve months, the ensemble has conducted over 50 community story circles, interviews, and workshops, engaging an expansive network of community members of all ages on both sides of the fence. “Mis Amores Fronterizos,” represents the culmination of this process. Co-created by community members who participated in the ensemble’s workshops, the production features creative interpretation of local narratives through dance, theatre, and visual arts. Ensemble artists will perform alongside their community partners in a shared effort to center stories of love that move and dissolve literal and figurative borders.
Project partners include Border Arts Corridor, Rising Youth Theatre, Safos Dance Theatre, Bibi Danceur Academy, Casa de la Cultura Agua Prieta, Ballet Ángeles de Agua Prieta, and Aztlan.
Support for this project has been provided by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC).