DAY OF THE DEAD - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2016 / Motus & Loutky bez hranic & Cristina Maldonado

An afternoon full of colours for children and their parents.
performance length: 300 min
no language barrier
“The old Mexicans did not perceive life and death in contrast as we do. Life continued in death, while on the other hand death was not the natural end of life but only one chapter in a never-ending story. Life, death and rebirth were only different stages of the endlessly repeating universal process.“ (Magdaléna Koháková, Literární noviny)

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional celebration which take place every year all over Mexico. It’s a very important holiday in which pre-Hispanic culture meets the Catholic church, and a very emotional time, though these emotions need not be negative. The sadness we feel thinking of the loss of loved ones can blend with celebration, because death as the Mexicans see it is not a definitive end to life, but just another kind of life. The celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead is split into two parts, the first is All Saint’s Day, which is celebrated on the 1st of November, the second is the Day of the Faithful Dead on the 2nd of November. Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre brings a bit of Mexico to the Czech lands this year for the eleventh time!


14:00 opening, children’s craft tables open, opening of the altar garden
14:00 – 14:30 Krystyna Skalická (accordion): music
14:30 – 15:00 Omar Acosta Sandoval: Mexican dance
15:00 – 15:30 Dora Bouzková & Cristina Maldonado: Guided tour of altar garden
15:00 – 15:30 Toy Machine Theatre: FAUST
15:30 – 16:00 Krystyna Skalická: music
16:00 – 16:30 Omar Acosta Sandoval: Mexican dance
16:00 – 16:30 Toy Machine Theatre: FAUST
16:00 – 16:30 Dora Bouzková & Cristina Maldonado: Guided tour of altar garden
16:30 – 17:00 Krystyna Skalická (accordion): music
17:00: children’s craft tables close
17:00 – 18:00 Wariot Ideal: The Undertakers + lantern procession
18:00 – 19:00 Orchestr posledního dne: live music
19:00 the end
With the support of: Art District 7, The Mexican Embassy in Prauge, Kreslírna, the Czech Ministry of Culture, The City of Prague.