Premiere of Mis Amores Fronterizos,
On March 12, 2022, performing and visual artists from both sides of the US/Mexico border will present Mis Amores Fronterizos, the product of a multi-year collaborative, community-engaged research, and exploration process.
After a two year hiatus, I am excited to be co-creating new choreography with Las Fronterizas ensemble member Isis América Tovar. I am thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented dancers and dance schools from Douglas and Agua Prieta for the upcoming Las Fronterizas binational production of Mis Amores Fronterizos. The dancers from this border community are open and willing to take artistic risks, it is such a joy to work with them!
The show features new choreography by me with Isis América and a cast of dancers from Los Ángeles de Agua Prieta and Stage Dance Studio in Agua Prieta, Sonora and Bibi Danceur Academy in Douglas, AZ. The show also features choreography by guest artists Bibi Carson y Juan Luis Angeles González.
What: Mis Amores Fronterizos,
When: Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 6:00 pm
Where: Douglas/Agua Prieta Border Fence, West of Port of Entry Admission is free and open to all.
The Las Fronterizas Ensemble is an intergenerational team led by six mujeres artistas from Sonora and Arizona, working collaboratively across and between borders and art forms. Me, my company Safos Dance Theatre, and Sonora-based dance artist Isis América Tovar are the dance artists in the Las Fronterizas ensemble.
Support for this project has been provided by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), and Arizona Humanities.
Yvonne Montoya, along with M. Jenea Sánchez, Isis América Tovar, Ammi Robles, Paula Ortega, Xanthia Walker, Rising Youth Theater, Border Arts Corridor and Safos Dance Theatre comprise Las Fronterizas ensemble.
Las Fronterizas Ensemble engages the communities of Douglas, AZ, and Agua Prieta, SON to develop a public performance that blends dance, music and theatre, presented on both sides of the US/ Mexico border fence.
The ensemble is made up of youth and adult artists from Arizona, USA and Sonora, MEX. Las Fronterizas have participated in border exchanges with artists at the Mexican/Guatemalan border.
"Mis amores fronterizos," binational performance was postponed due the pandemic.
The art film "Del norte a sur" was presented in Douglas, AZ, Agua Prieta, SON, MEX and Comitán, Chiapas, MEX in November and December 2021. The film was a collaboration between performing artists in the USA, Mexico, and Guatemala.