The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center invites you to a one-of-a-kind Dia de los Muertos celebration, “La Vida de los Muertos,” on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Plaza Guadalupe, starting at 6:30 PM. This free community event promises a captivating fusion of tradition, culture, dance, humor, and mysticism.
A Theatrical Dance Extravaganza
The heart of the event is a remarkable theatrical dance presentation by the talented Guadalupe Dance Company, featuring students from the Mariachi and Dance Academy. With over 60 performers, the production revolves around Don Catrin and Doña Catrina, guiding the newly arrived Don Chepe on a journey to reunite with his familia on the other side.
The performance offers a unique and educational perspective on the Dia de los Muertos tradition. It aims to preserve cultural traditions and convey the significance of this celebration, the symbolism of altars, and the stories that enrich it.
An Enchanting Evening
The festivities commence at 6:30 PM with the Mariachi Academy’s enchanting performance of traditional songs. A colorful procession with the entire cast will follow, culminating in a theatrical dance presentation of “La Vida de los Muertos.” This is an event for all generations, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Dia de los Muertos.
Join Us for a Memorable Evening
We invite you to bring your loved ones and lawn chairs to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dia de los Muertos. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will also host an altar exhibit, starting on November 2 at 1 PM at the Galeria Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos. These altars, adorned with ofrendas, marigold flowers, and photographs of the departed, have been crafted by San Antonio community members and local school students.
The altar exhibition will be open to the public from November 2 through December 2, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM. It’s an opportunity to experience the deep-rooted traditions and artistic expressions that define Dia de los Muertos.
Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of life, culture, and remembrance at Plaza Guadalupe on November 2. Nos vemos pronto!