National Building Museum

The Wall/El Muro Dance and Discussion

Saturday, April 22, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In-person Program  

El_Muro_group_by_Jeff_Malet.jpgWhat does a border delineate, and how does it exist beyond a physical wall? Where does the permeability of the US-Mexico border begin and end, and how does it affect people throughout the country? While the border might be far away, the policies reverberate all the way to the nation’s capital.

In support of our exhibition The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall?, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performance entitled ‘El Muro’ (“The Wall” in Spanish) confronts the topic of immigration along the southern border. The dance will be followed by a presentation by the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, examining the challenges immigrants face inside and outside detention centers dispersed across the US, including in the DC area. 

$10 Museum Member | $5 Student | $15 Non-member

Please note: online ticket sales end at midnight on April 21. Availability permitting, tickets can be purchased day-of at the door.

This program will be presented at the National Building Museum. Doors open at 4:30pmPerformance starts at 5:00 pm. The Wall/El Muro will be open to view before and after the performance. Drinks are available for purchase throughout the program. Program ends at 7:30 pm. 

This program continues the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.

Image: Jeff Malet

EIBE - Updated 12.8.22 

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