Artistas Fronterizas: Bajo Construccion/Under Construction
- Anishka Lee-Skorepa, soprano
- Eva María Monroy Rocha, mezzo-soprano
- Olena Galitskaia, piano
Bajo Construcción/Under Construction is a bilingual experience that consists of three distinct sections, each representing a different aspect of la vida fronteriza.
The first section begins with “Connection/Conexión, exploring how each of the performers relates to the border and what it has meant to her.
The second section, “Control/Control,” explores the topic of pollution and environmental impact along the border. This section uses Rossini’s Stabat Mater as a musical canvas with which to paint the pain and destruction of the environment.
The third section, “Co-exist/Convivir, compares the U.S./Mexico border relationship to that of an old married couple — forever together, with ingrained dynamics that exist in long-term relationships — regardless of whether or not they are “healthy.” In this last section, using old-time love songs from the U.S. and Mexico, both sides agree that they are better with each other and united, than without and divided.