Feb 22

Amalia Ortiz Performance

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artpace’s inaugural Performance Artist-in-Residence, Amalia Ortiz will reveal new work in response to the multi-institution exhibition, Common Currents, at Artpace.

El Nacimiento de la Nueva Mestiza/ The Birth of the New Mestiza: A Redemptive Remembrance

Adapted from Paulo Freire and practiced in Mexican American Studies programs now banned in Arizona, “redemptive remembrance” describes the act of seeking redemption for our humanity through collective reflection on our history. An interactive ceremony of song, movement, storytelling, essay, and ritual, this event invites audiences to critically examine the confluence of cultures which birthed a new people. Featuring text by Gloria Anzaldua, original poetry by Amalia Ortiz, and performances by Nicolas Valdez and Maria Ibarra, it is an offering to the mother of la nueva mestiza.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Artpace has free parking at 513 N Flores.

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