Oakland Ballet Presents Luna Mexicana

NOVEMBER 2016 | EVENTS

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Oakland Ballet is excited to premier a new performance – a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, skirt swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer,” and a deathly Bride and Groom. This family friendly performance is filled with festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music including traditional Mexican folk music and witty electronic fusions. Audience members are encouraged to attend in Day of the Dead attire. Tickets are $15-20 with discounts for Seniors, children and students and are available at Oakland Ballet.

Q. What was the inspiration behind the event?
The cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos.

Q Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
“Luna Mexicana” is filled with festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music and is a fun event for the entire family!

Q What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
OBC is thrilled to hold this event in Oakland to celebrate the rich diversity of the community.

Q Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
Yes, Calavera, a Mexican restaurant in Uptown Oakland will provide the food and beverage for the post-performance reception. Patrons can attend the reception with VIP tickets to the performance.
In addition, on display in the theater lobby will be many offrendas from the Oakland Museum of CA’s Day of the Dead celebration.

Q What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
The rich diversity of the community and the beautiful Paramount Theatre.

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