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Lunch with Live in America | El Paso / Juárez

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Add some art to your lunch break! Tune in for a conversation with many of the thinkers and makers of the upcoming 2021 Live in America Festival. Joining us for lunch are El Paso / Juárez facilitators Edgar Picazo Merino and Amalia Mondragón to discuss the vibrancy of life on the US and Mexico border. Together with Carra Martinez, director of Live in America, and Cynthia Post Hunt, programmer of theater and dance at the Momentary, the four will dive into the complexities of living in a constant state of movement and the lessons we can learn in waiting.

“Live in America offers a unique outlet for communities around the US to tell their own stories. This is particularly important to those living on the border—a place that has been vilified and that unjustly serves as a scapegoat for many of our society’s problems. By providing a platform for self-representation, Live in America is not only showcasing the different talent that makes our communities unique, it also contributes to the important dialogue of what it means to be American in the 21st century.” – Edgar Picazo Merino, Editor-in-Chief, Azul Arena Magazine


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Live in America is a multi-year research process and festival created and developed by Austin-based nonprofit arts organization Fusebox. The inaugural Live in America Festival will take place at the Momentary on October 13-24, 2021, and will present more than 300 artists from eight distinct communities across the US, its territories, and Mexico by way of 30 events over the course of two weeks.

Live in America explores how festivals might be programmed communally, pushing the boundaries of form, function, and social impact within the contemporary performing arts genre. All programming for the festival has been selected by a diverse team of artists and facilitators, including members from each of the eight communities, which include Northwest Arkansas; Las Vegas, Nevada; the Apache, Diné, and Pueblo nations of Albuquerque, New Mexico; the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana; Sumter County, Alabama; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Detroit, Michigan.


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Live in America is supported by:

Walton Family Foundation