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Annual Day of the Dead Celebration

  • Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

El Día de los Muertos Celebration

Teatro Paraguas and Santa Fe Danceworks present the third annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration.

The Celebration begins on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. with performances on the Teatro Paraguas stage that include actors reading Spanish and Spanglish poetry selected for the occasion, and live music is performed by Melangeand Lone Piñon. Thelma Arguello has composed original Calaveras, traditional and satirical poems performed with music, that poke fun at current events.

Israel Haros Lopezreturns with his take on Chicanismo, and the Teatro Paraguas Teen Actors will perform a short play entitled Doña Sebastiana (la muerte misma).

Dancers from Santa Fe Danceworkswill perform Ballet Folclorico, and special guest performers from Katiria Drag Queen Show will round out the evening.

Santa Fe Danceworks provides activities for children during the performances.

On Sunday afternoon the Celebration moves next door to Santa Fe Danceworks. The public is invited to bring photographs and mementos for aCommunity Altar to honor los antepasados.

A community feast will be provided.

Aztec and Zumba dancers will be present, and Los Niños de Santa Fe will perform Ballet Folclorico. Teatro Paraguas Teen Actors present El Cuento de la Culebra Ingrata (The Story of the Ungrateful Snake). A contest will be held to choose the finest-looking Katrinas, and a raffle as well.

DJ Ricky spins the sounds for El Baile late into the evening.


Saturday: By donation
Sunday: $10, or 4 tickets $25

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Alicia’s Tortilleria (1314 Rufina Circle) and Tres Colores Restaurant (8380 Cerrillos Rd.), as well as Santa Fe Danceworks and at the door at Teatro Paraguas.

Reservations may also be made by calling 424-1601 or email

For more information, please visit

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