Saturday, November 01, 2014

Halloween in the Jardin

Throughout the past three days the town has been gearing up for Oct. 31, Nov.1 and Nov.2. Ofrendas have been set up everywhere. We walk the city and are amazed by the creativity of these alters of respect and honor. Every display is unique, but after reading about these Ofrendas we found they contain many of the same types of items. If you want to know a bit more about Day of the Dead Ofrendas visit this page here.

Sonic Butterfly, a performance by Andra Brook was the center of the action on Friday night. The three days prior stainless steel wires were run from the cathedral down to the Jardin and connected to Sonic Butterfly.  A huge sound system was erected Friday and then at 9:15 PM we got to watch a very interesting performance. If you are interested you can see a performance she did at Burning Man, or you can see a couple of clips I made here.
Andrea Brook readies Sonic Butterfly for evening performance.
A face painters paradise!

Parade of the Catrinas and Catrines.

Sonic Butterfly performs.
Another fire dance during Sonic Butterfly.
Just one of the elaborate costumes from the night.

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