Centro Hemisférico at FOMMA 

From 2008 to 2013, Centro Hemisférico at FOMMA was a performance and research space developed in conjunction with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a Mayan women’s theater collective based in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Featuring a state-of-the-art digital studio and a fully outfitted theater space, the center’s mission was to promote, showcase and archive local performance practices and develop research, artistic creation and cultural programming with and for local, national and international communities. Centro Hemisférico presented public performances, visual arts exhibits, workshops, film screenings, and other cultural activities. It also provided space for institutional members to host work group meetings, performance workshops, and academic courses. After five years of collaborative and separate programming at Centro Hemisférico, the two organizations decided to close Centro and hand over the space to FOMMA for its own projects. The Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA will continue to work informally, as they had before the construction of the building.