Dangerous Spaces, Dangerous Liaisons: Performance Arts on and of the U.S./Mexico Border

Kirsten F. Nigro
2008 Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature  
This essay will consider the performative arts on the border, ranging from script-based plays to performance pieces in urban spaces and public installation pieces. These will be analyzed according to their focus on 1) the plight of the illegal immigrant; 2) the violence that has become a daily factor in the lives of border citizens; and 3) the symbolic efforts to make a sacred space out of one as seemingly unsacred as the border; and if not a sacred space, one that is more transparent and hopefully, less dangerous and threatening.
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