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Sunday, February 18:  PHOENIX

6:00-8:00PM:  Sobremesa (Residency Kick-Off Event) 

Location: Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center

Join artists, culture workers and community members for a meet-and-greet with artist Ana Maria Alvarez. Learn more about the Binational Arts Residency and the women leading this work in two countries. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required.  Special musical guest:  Luz de Luna.  

*Due to limited capacity, tickets are required.


Monday, February 19:  PHOENIX

2:15- 4:00 PM:  Classroom Instruction Urban Dance 3

Join ASU students for a free classroom urban/Latinx dance class. 

Open to the public, no tickets required.  


6:30-8:30 PM:   Bodies & Boundaries: An Exploration of Silence and Activism (Workshop)

Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts

During this Charla led by Mujeres del Sol and special guest Ana Maria Alvarez, we will explore how the body responds to boundaries through a series of exercises in which participants will build symbolic alters and share stories that examine how silence, activism, resistance, and healing have shaped their lives  and the communities in which they reside..  

Limited space.  Tickets required.  

Tuesday, February 20:  PHOENIX

3:30-4:30 PM:  Student talk:  Dance & Activism

Location:  Fine Arts Center 122

Ana Maria Alvarez talks with students about dance as a tool for social engagement and political reimagining. 

Open to the public, no tickets required.


6:00-9:00 PM:  In-Between Movement Workshop:  Ana Maria Alvarez & Liz Lerman  

Location: Eastlake Park Community Center

Ana Maria Alvarez and Liz Lerman will co-facilitate a workshop geared towards women artmakers, cultural workers, and organizers. The workshop will focus on themes including: the personal is political, living in the in-between, and storytelling as ritual. Creation, experimentation, and play will be highly encouraged.

Workshop capacity is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are required.

Wednesday, February 21:  PHOENIX

5:00-7:00PM:  We Are Currents: A Conversation on Water with Ana Maria Alvarez & Natalie Diaz

Location:  Rio Salado Restoration Area

We Are Currents brings together choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez and poet Natalie Diaz for an intimate performative conversation about water. Both artists have created thought-provoking works that explore the power of art in connection to environmental and cultural justice struggles about water. Join us at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area for a poetic reflection about the power of language, movement and personal story to our memories of and future with water.

Saturday, February 24:  DOUGLAS/AGUA PRIETA

4:00-5:30PM:  Binational Border Performance

International Port of Entry (3/4 mile east on US side)

Border Arts Corridor, in partnership with Rising Youth Theatre, Bibi Danceur Academy, Luis Angeles Academy, Yvonne Montoya, Liliana Gomez, and Cochise College students, presents an evening of binational dance, poetry, and music at the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON. 

Open to the public, tickets required. 

Monday, February 26:  TUCSON

4:30-6:00PM:  Public Lecture - Dancing Community: Reflections From the Field

Speaking and sharing on art, performance and creativity as metaphor for building a more equitable, tolerant and just society. 

Location:  Chavez Building/Room 400 at University of Arizona

Open to the public, no tickets required. 


6:30PM:  Community Dinner at Guerrero Center

Join Tucson students, community leaders, and Ana Maria Alvarez for an informal dinner and meet-and-greet.  

Location:  Guerrero Center at University of Arizona

Open to the public, no tickets required.

Tuesday, February 27: TUCSON

5:30-7:30PM:  Dancing Joy: A Workshop for Radical Practice

Join the movement and participate with your full body and being as Ana Maria Alvarez leads participants in building community through conversation, movement practice, and sharing stories through Council. Fully embrace and embody your cuerpo as a vessel for activism as you practice the revolutionary act of joy! 

Open to the public, tickets required.