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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe & Asia: USArtists International Grants, ISPA Pitch New Works, Emerging Choreographer Series, NYC; Grand Boat Culture, CHINA; Aerowaves Twenty, CROATIA; Camargo Core Program, FRANCE; The Pina Bausch Fellowship, GERMANY; Play Practice, INDIA; CAOS, ITALY; RESID-ENS 2020, NETHERLANDS; TRAM, JAPAN, and more…

New Works & Events: New Pam Tanowitz for Royal Ballet; Lauren Lovette for NYCB, Crystal Pite for Paris Opera Ballet; Saburo Teshigawara for Tokyo Ballet; Kyle Abraham at Joyce Theater; Gisèle Vienne at Sadler’s Wells, and more…

Trending: The Movement Dialogue of a Children’s Play

Learning Opportunities: CATAPULT, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, UK

Competition: Les Lendemains Qui Dansent 12 edition - Young Choreographer's Competition

New Movies: Anima by Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson; Queen + Béjart: Ballet for Life

New Books: Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary, by Ronald Rael 







ARIZONA: Company choreographers are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency with the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work or collaborate with other artists, free from everyday pressures. These residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to three weeks and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. Application is open to U.S. artists and is ongoing. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: Round 3 of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival, dedicated to dance happening in public spaces that explores the intersection of dance and the camera and challenges the notion that there is a proper time and place to dance, is now open for submissions. Apply by November 2, 2019. Visit:


MARYLAND: USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Apply by September 5, 2019. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Kicking & Screening Dance Film Festival is calling for applications. Entering its second season, it is the only year long, travelling short film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera. The festival will take place from October 16, 2019-October 16, 2020. Apply by September 13, 2019. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project (NDP) Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors to connect in-person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadline. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Martha’s Vineyard offers residencies of 2 to 3 weeks, emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making. Residents will have daily access to the studio and/or theater, with the option to lead community class or residency-related workshop. Culminates in a minimum of 2 public performances.  Residency artists are hand-selected by Yard staff after review of live performances or showings.  There is no formal application process. Visit:


NEW YORK: Queens Council on the Arts is offering choreographers a $10,000 commission to create new work inspired by an underrepresented issue in the communities of either Flushing or Maspeth/Queens. Apply by October 29, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York Foundation for Arts is accepting applications from non-profit dance organizations and individual artists for projects focusing on public benefit. Emerging Organizations must be incorporated or in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit at the state level. Apply by September 30, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Shubert Foundation supports not-for-profit, professional dance companies in the United States. The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects. Current grant application becomes available online on September 1, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City choreographers and dance companies are invited to apply for residencies via the CUNY Dance initiative (CDI). Designed to take advantage of underutilized facilities while integrating New York City’s dance community with the public university system, the CUNY Dance Initiative provides local artists with rehearsal and performance space on 13 CUNY campuses across the five boroughs. Applications will be accepted from October 3 - November 4, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Pizarts Mentorship & Entrepreneurial Program is now accepting applications. Mentorship is a vital component to the development and success in any industry. Through the program, participants will be paired with a seasoned mentor to receive 1-1 feedback, guidance and support on their choreographic journey. Visit:


NEW YORK: PMT Seasonal Showcases are dedicated to providing choreographers a chance to gain exposure and present their work on a professional stage. Apply by November 18, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Emerging Choreographer Series is a free, fully curated, two-month residency-style crash course in self-producing that includes a space grant, career development consultations, and performance opportunities providing up-and-coming choreographers with the tools to create, develop and premiere a new work. The program is co-presented by Mare Nostrum Elements and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Audition will take place from September 30 - October 8, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Gibney’s POP is a performance opportunity and provides the dance community with subsidized theater rental rates for showings and performances. Artists participating in the POP performance series receive time for technical rehearsal and a three-night performance run. The three-night POP Performance package costs $5,500. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit:


NEW YORK: Developed from a program that originated at the Banff Film and Television Festival in Canada, Pitch New Works is a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects at International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) congresses. Twice a year, ISPA holds a public call for applications from which ten submissions are selected to be presented at the following ISPA congress. Apply by September 13, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The MAP Fund supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. In particular, MAP is interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape. Apply by November 25, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Virginia B. Toulmin was a passionate supporter of the performing arts and of equity and fairness for women. The foundation she created supports the careers of emerging female composers, playwrights, and choreographers, commissioning their works and supporting their budding careers. Apply by November 1, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non-curated showcase for emerging and/or established artists produced with full production values. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work and receive informative feedback in a supportive environment.  Applications are accepted on an on-going, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full.  Visit:


NEW YORK: HERE Arts Center is now accepting applications for its Creative Curated Rental Program. This program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. The center accepts applications from artists around the world for the opportunity to show work.  All work at HERE is curated based on the strength and uniqueness of the artist’s vision. Rolling deadline. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: The Iron Factory is offering free one-week residencies for individual artists and companies (up to 4 people). The residency includes 6 nights in the 2nd floor shared apartment and free access to the studio on the 3rd floor.  Applications are now being accepted for the weeks of November 1-3, 2019 and January 31 - February 2, 2020. Apply by September 5, 2019. Visit




AUSTRIA: Artists-in-Residence programme of ERSTE Foundation is now calling for applications from artists, curators or theoreticians from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia. Apply by September 22, 2019. Visit:


BELGIUM: i-Portunus is a short-term pilot project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and is calling for submissions for the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027. It is the last of three calls to financially support the mobility of artists of all ages, nationalities, educational qualifications and levels of experience who legally reside in a country participating in the Creative Europe programme. Apply by September 5, 2019. Visit:


BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on the Island of Ilhabela, Brazil. The residency program is an initiative to provide a space to encourage creativity and exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines.  Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:


CANADA: Since 1984, every two years in Montreal, CINARS has been organizing international showcases and networking events. During one week, 170 shows from Canada and abroad grace the stages, while workshops, networking events, and an exhibition hall teem with participants. The festival takes place from November 9-14, 2019. Application process will close in early September. Visit:


CHINA: The Chinese production, distribution and touring company Grand Boat Culture is currently seeking art projects for family shows for children aged 2+ as well as shows for adults in musicals, plays, ballet, physical theatre, magic, symphony concert, and boys choir for touring in China from 2020. Apply by September 15, 2019. Visit:


EUROPE: European residents may apply for Aerowaves Twenty. Aerowaves offers the chance for artists to have their work programmed by the partners of the network. Around 100 performance opportunities are guaranteed by the partners each year. Apply by September 12, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: The Camargo Core Program selects 19 international fellows and offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, the program fosters connections between research and creation.  Apply by October 1, 2019. Visit


GERMANY: Dance-techAIR at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its residency program, which offers international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful, artist-run, working, living and performance space in Berlin. Rolling deadline. Visit:


GERMANY: The Pina Bausch Fellowship is now accepting applications. Each fellowship lasts between three and six months and includes a monthly allowance of 2,500 Euros and one-time travel expenses. Up to four fellowships are granted each year. Apply by September 15, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: The International Tanzmesse 2020 call for proposals is open.  The Tanzmesse provides marketing and production support, but not travel. Apply to USArtists International for artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. American Dance Abroad may also provide some support for artists selected to perform, contingent on availability of funding. Apply by September 30, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: At Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, the new application round is open for globally focused residencies between February and July 2020.  Apply by November 30, 2019. Visit:


HUNGARY: Ork_Kota_Platform_2020 is now accepting one-minute dance films in the theme of the festival: Body_Dance_Picture. Apply by December 1, 2019. Visit:


INDIA: Play Practice Apprenticeship Program is a great opportunity for performance artists to be involved in an international residential program focused on physical training and artistic research development. Collaboration among students is encouraged, as well as the possibility to share the results of the 3 weeks investigation in the form of a performance at the end of the program. The program will start on December 28, 2019. Apply by September 30, 2019. Visit:


ITALY: Officine CAOS is seeking emerging artists from abroad who work in the fields of contemporary theatre and dance, performance, or multimedia art in order to present their work during the winter season 2020, from January to April. Apply by September 12, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama is a space where artists from around the world who are professionally involved in performing arts convene for exchange through diverse performance and meeting programs. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia. Apply by November 1, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Saison Cultural Fund is now accepting applications from overseas artists for its artist-in-residency program. The residency will run from April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020. Inquire by October 3, 2019 to request an application. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: RESID-ENS 2020 is a residency for choreographers to create new work. The theaters will cover all costs for the stage. Apply by December 1, 2019. Visit:







NEW YORK: The 16th Fall for Dance Festival at the City Center premieres four New York City Center commissions. The performance includes tap dance by Caleb Teicher, Kyle Abraham’s solo for American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland, Sonya Tayeh’s choreography with live music by Moses Sumney in a co-commission with Kaatsbaan, and Kim Brandstrup’s duet for New York City Ballet principal dancers Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley. The performance will take place from October 1-13, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The CUNY Dance Initiative is supporting four performances in four NYC boroughs this fall: two premieres, a site-specific project, and an evening of rarely seen repertory. Each performance will take place between September and November 2019.


NEW YORK: One of Ireland’s most imaginative theater makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, and his company, Teac Damsa, transport audiences to a magical realist otherworld of light and dark, ecstasy and catharsis, pain and reconciliation. The US premiere of Swan Lake will take place on October 15, 2019 at the BAM. Visit:


NEW YORK: A shared evening features dancers cultivated and nurtured through Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet. World Premiere is at the BAM on September 13, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Ayodele Casel joins six-time GRAMMY Award winner Arturo O’Farrill to create a collaborative world premiere. Rooted in Afro-Latin jazz culture, both artists share a common musical language that flows freely from modal jazz to stride piano to danzón to salsa and rhumba. The performance is at the Joyce Theater from September 24-29, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Ballet X presents the New York premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince, a full-length ballet performed to the live music of composer Peter Salem. The ballet is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment. Performance is at the Joyce from October 1- 5, 2019. Watch:


NEW YORK: Kyle Abraham’s company will present a program that includes the world premiere of the choreographer’s newest solo for himself, accompanied by a live gospel choir. Also on tap is Show Pony, a recent solo work by Abraham performed alternately by Princess Grace Award recipients Tamisha Guy and Marcella Lewis, and Big Rings, a dynamic group work created by A.I.M member Keerati Jinakunwiphat. The company premiere of Trisha Browns groundbreaking 1976 work Solo Olos rounds out the program.  The performance runs October 15 - 19, 2019 at the Joyce. Visit:


NEW YORK: A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys - life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. THE DAY is a bold and highly collaborative work that explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance. Runs October 22 - 26, 2019 at the Joyce. Visit:


NEW YORK: Choreographers & Cocktails 2019 by the Joyce Theater Foundation offers a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and intimate open rehearsals, as well as a spectacular silent auction and the opportunity to mingle with celebrated choreographers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts. The event will take place on October 28, 2019 at Gibney Dance. Visit:


NEW YORK: ABT will present a gala celebrating the ABT Women’s Movement. This season’s Fall Gala features an exhilarating program of new work by leading female choreographers and honors the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, in recognition of her empowerment of women in leadership roles and dedication to diversity. The program also includes Twyla Tharps new work celebrating ABT Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th anniversary with ABT.  The performance will take place on October 16, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: ABT will present a program with James Whiteside’s New American Romance.  The piece offers a progressive take on classical ballet and pays homage to romantic ballet by injecting it with the social relevance of modern love. The program also includes a new work by former ABT dancer and acclaimed choreographer Gemma Bond. The performance will take place on October 23, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: NYCB will present a program that honors the past while looking to the future. Works by the founding choreographers bookend premieres from Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette and BalletMet Artistic Director and former NYCB Soloist Edwaard Liang. The program also includes Symphony in C by Balanchine. The performance will take place from September 26 - October 13, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: PMT Seasonal Showcases are dedicated to providing choreographers a chance to present their work on a professional stage in a great opportunity to gain exposure. Apply by November 18, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Pizarts Mentorship & Entrepreneurial Program is now accepting applications. Mentorship is a vital component to development and success in any industry. Through the program, participants will be paired with a seasoned mentor to receive 1-1 feedback, guidance and support on their choreographic journey. Visit:


TEXAS: American born Houston Ballet soloist Oliver Halkowich has created his first solo choreographic work for the Company. Also, the program includes a world premiere by Zhang Disha, a winner of numerous international choreographic awards. The performance will run from September 19-29, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Ballet’s 2019-20 Season opener, NEXTsteps features works by emerging and acclaimed choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, John Heginbotham, and Jessica Lang. NEXTsteps supports the evolution of both ballet and the dancer, and celebrates the evolving beauty and resonating power of our art. The performance will take place from October 23-27, 2019. Visit:




AUSTRIA: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will present an Austrian premiere of Cinderella, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot. This ballet oscillates between dream and reality and tells the story of Cinderella experienced through the emotional world of the heroine. The performance will take place on October 5, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Compagnie Käfig will present an Austrian premiere of Vertikal, choreographed by Mourad Merzouki. The piece takes to the air and returns to physicality, while pushing dance to its limits. The dancers abandon contact with the floor and adopt techniques from aerial dance. The performance will take place on October 19, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Editta Braun Company celebrates thirty years of artistic work: powerful and imaginative, free, creative and critical, and decidedly international. Her body of work includes 35 full-length productions, 14 short pieces, 6 films, and 513 guest performances in 32 countries: this is the record of persistent artistic creativity. The company’s anniversary special premieres on October 4, 2019. Watch:


BOLIVIA: The international contemporary dance festival Danzénica will take place in the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz in October. Since its creation in 2012, this festival has become an important event to support and share contemporary dance in Bolivia and Latin America. It has hosted companies of Latin America, Europe and Asia. Watch: Visit:


FRANCE: A leading figure of contemporary photography, Japanese visual artist Hiroshi Sugimoto sounds out a changing world and explores the passage of time. Invited for the first time to the Paris Opera, he joins forces with the choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, a colleague of William Forsythe, for a new production with the dancers of the Company that is set to a selection of songs by composer James Blake. The performance will take place from September 22 - October 15, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: Festival de Danse - Cannes Côte d'Azur France will take place from November 29 -December 15, 2019. This edition's program is eclectic and features many new creations and premieres. Opening with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the program also features a classical production of Giselle and a hip hop creation by Mickaël Mer entitled Butterfly. The festival closes with a new creation featuring Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marin and Christian Rizzo.  Watch


FRANCE: Crystal Pite is reuniting with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet for a series of sixty‑minute performances divided up into as many choreographed sequences. Performance runs October 25 - November 23, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Choreographed by company Artistic Director Tetsuya Kumakawa, K Ballet Company will present Madame Butterfly to celebrate its 20th anniversary.  World Premiere is on September 27, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Tokyo Ballet celebrates its 55th anniversary with a triple bill including Saburo Teshigawara's new creation. The program also includes Serenade by George Balanchine and Le Sacre du printemps by Maurice Béjart. The performance is on October 26 & 27, 2019. Visit:


SWEDEN: In September Claire Parsons Co. premieres the new company work Soon Swoon. Aimed for an audience aged 10 years and up, it features dance and soft circus for three figures exploring emotions and alter egos. Premiere is on September 6, 2019 at Haninge Kulturhus in Stockholm. Visit:


UK: The Royal Ballet celebrates the legacy of pioneering American choreographer Merce Cunningham with a new work by Pam Tanowitz, and works by Ashton and Cunningham himself. The premiere is on October 12, 2019. Visit:


UK: The Birmingham Royal Ballet offers a triple bill, which opens with the fourth Ballet Now commission, from Queensland Ballet dancer Jack Lister and composer Tom Harrold. Second is Cathy Marston’s moving tale of a broken marriage, the critically acclaimed and National-Dance-Award-winning ballet The Suit. The bill will close with Twyla Tharp’s Old Blue Eyes, Nine Sinatra Songs. The performance will take place from September 19 - October 30, 2019. Visit:


UK: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its return with three different programmes of dance, all featuring the soul-stirring masterpiece, Revelations - the most seen modern dance piece in the world. The program includes UK premiere of Rennie HarrisLazarus; The Call which sees Ronald K. Brown offering up his love letter to Ailey, set to the music of Bach; and Ella, Artistic Director Robert Battle’s celebration of the legendary singer. The performance runs September 4-14, 2019 at the Sadler’s Wells. Watch:


UK: Open Art Surgery invites UK’s finest hip hop artists, who will present brand new short works devised and developed in just one week with mentorship from hip hop theatre aficionados Jonzi D and Ivan Blackstock. The event includes six new works. Open Art Surgery is not about presenting finished work. The focus is to develop theatre skills within hip hop artists and to experiment with new ideas that could be developed further in the future. The performance is on September 7, 2019 at the Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: New English Ballet Theatre returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio at the Sadler’s Wells with their dynamic programme New Works. In New Works they present a programme of short, work-in-progress, ballets from adventurous choreographers. The programme also features the world premiere of Two Husbands, a new ballet by Daniela Cardim. Performance runs September 4-6, 2019. Visit:


UK: Opening Dance Umbrella 2019, Gisèle Vienne expertly harnesses the undulating, liquid physicality of the club scene as she sets 15 mud-splattered individuals in the midst of a rave. With a playlist put together by regular collaborator, composer Peter Rehberg and dramaturgy from writer Dennis Cooper, Vienne delves into the collective euphoria of a committed party crowd in her first work to be performed at Sadler’s Wells. Performance is on October 8 & 9, 2019. Watch:


UK: Chosen by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as her choreographer of the future for Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four commissions, Georgia Vardarou plays with the parameters of dance in a startling solo. Made in collaboration with visual artist David Bergé, the piece intricately overlaps image and movement, presenting a spectrum of potential narrative readings as she draws on her highly personal physical language. World Premiere performances are on October 23 & 24, 2019 at the Sadler’s Wells. Visit:




The Movement Dialogue of a Children’s Play - Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.- Mexico Boundary, by Ronald Rael. Artists installed seesaws at the border wall so that kids in the U.S. and Mexico could play together. Architect Ronald Rael designed it as a beautiful reminder that we are connected: what happens on one side impacts the other. Link:







UK: Applications are now open for CATAPULT, Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s yearlong professional development programme for emerging dance makers. Apply by September 8, 2019. Visit:







FRANCE: Les Lendemains Qui Dansent 12th edition - Young Choreographer’s Competition is now accepting applications. Three companies will be selected by dossier and video and invited to present their work before a jury of dance professionals and programmers. This competition is for emerging professional dance companies and is open to all styles of dance. The winning company will be programmed to perform during the festival "Les choeurs dansants" in November 2020. Apply by October 2, 2019. Visit:





Anima (2019), a 15-minute short film, is an interdisciplinary visual artwork involving music and movement, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke of RadioHead, choreography by Damien Jalet – now available on Netflix.


Anima is a long-form music video, albeit one that links three songs by Thom Yorke from his solo album of the same name: “Not the News,” “Traffic,” and “Dawn Chorus.” Anima follows one romantic narrative thread, though, with Yorke himself playing the protagonist as he attempts to connect with a woman (his real-life partner, Dajana Roncione) he sees on the train. Watch video trailer at:



Queen + Béjart: Ballet for Life – a short new performance trailer has been released for the upcoming DVD, Blu-ray and digital video documenting the relationship between Queen’s music and the enduring ballet. The home release is due from Eagle Vision on September 6, 2019.


Ballet for Life was first performed at the Théâtre de Chaillot, Paris in the presence of Madame Chirac, Elton John and John Deacon, and Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen. The new home release features footage from the performance following the premiere, which became Deacon’s last with Queen.


On the website for the production, Béjart describes the work as “a love affair with the music by Queen. Invention, violence, humour, love…it’s all there. I love the group. They inspire me and guide me, sometimes through this no man’s land where we will all go one day and where, I am sure, Freddie Mercury is playing a duet on the piano with Mozart.” (Source: Watch video trailer at:





Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary, by Ronald Rael (Author), Teddy Cruz (Preface), Marcello Di Cintio (Contributor), Norma Iglesias-Prieto (Contributor), Michael Dear (Contributor), Ahmanson Murphy Imprint in Fine Arts, 2017


Through a series of propositions suggesting that the nearly seven hundred miles of wall is an opportunity for economic and social development along the border that encourages its conceptual and physical dismantling, the book takes readers on a journey along a wall that cuts through a “third nation” -- the Divided States of America.


On the way the transformative effects of the wall on people, animals, and the natural and built landscape are exposed and interrogated through the story of people who, on both sides of the border, transform the wall, challenging its existence in remarkably creative ways. Coupled with these real-life accounts are counterproposals for the wall, created by Rael’s studio, that reimagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance, and meaning.


Rael proposes that despite the intended use of the wall, which is to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue. Included is a collection of reflections on the wall and its consequences by leading experts Michael Dear, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Marcello Di Cintio, and Teddy Cruz. Link:










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