The Living Altar

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The Old Globe hosts an encore presentation of The Living Altar, a series of new works inspired by residents of City Heights and developed by San Diego performing artists, originally presented at the City Heights Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on October 29.

There will also be a FREE raffle for both kids and adults!

The Living Altar includes a variety of works by local artists. The King of Chavez Street, written and performed by Gill Sotu, is a spoken word poetry piece in which young ones gather to share the memories of their ancestors in order to be crowned the best storyteller on Chavez Street. Feliz Diaz by Jonathan Hammond is a humorous and touching reminiscing of Feliz Diaz and his granddaughter, who kept Death at bay. Estrella, written and performed by Soroya Rowley, is a Spanglish song about a beautiful friend, mother, and spirit.

The title piece, Living Altar by Veronica Burgess, is inspired by the connection one makes with past loved ones when they are remembered, honored, and celebrated during this time of year. The final two works, both dance theatre pieces, are El Encuentro by Nadia Guevara, a story of four generations of family members coming together with memories and music to meet at the altar, a place to reflect, remember, and be inspired; and La Danza de las Abuelas by Erika Malone, inspired by the ancestral stories of Nadia, Baltazar, Esperanza, and Hermalinda.
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By: The Old Globe

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