• crowd spectates as a woman dances in the middle of the circle

    Performance in the Borderlands

    We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

  • Performance in the Borderlands

    We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

  • Performance in the Borderlands

    We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

  • Sun shines as the finishing touches are put on the structure

    Performance in the Borderlands

    We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

  • men and women performers with black and white face paint in borderlands performance in the desert

    Performance in the Borderlands

    We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

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Performance in the Borderlands

Performance in the Borderlands is a presenting, public programming and education initiative dedicated to the understanding and promotion of cultural performance in the borderlands. Our work posits the borderland as a conceptual landscape that embodies political and identity borders. The diversity of cultures, histories and artistic traditions in the borderlands inspires new ways of thinking about performance and art, which open new meanings for identity and social engagement.

We advocate for local, national, and international artists and fund performances, lectures, workshops and social engagements for community members and students. Key to our work is the curation of diverse representations of performance, which include theatre, dance, visual art and media. We cultivate “spaces of generosity” where artists, students, and community members come into critical proximity to experience, collaborate and talk about arts and politics in ways that foster intimacy and idea exchange.

Upcoming events

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Sample performances

Desierto Remix: Performance in the Desert

Desert Sightings: Performance in the Borderlands

Bocafloja

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Mary Stephens
Program Director
Mary.Stephens@asu.edu