Long Live the Dead

Ana Ines King and her Latin Ballet of Virginia junior and professional company brought drama and beauty to the El Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center yesterday. The troupe added color and mystique to an otherwise dismal weather day, delighting attendees of all ages.

El Dias de los Muertos – a national holiday in Mexico on November 1, but celebrated October 31 through November 2 – is a wonderful Latin American way to remember and honor loved ones that have passed on. The celebration is perhaps misunderstood by the ignorant due to the visual motif of the macabre, and the unfortunate calendar coincidence with the contemporary observance of Halloween.

Latin Ballet of Virginia company member 10/29/17
Latin Ballet of Virginia company member 10/29/17
Latin Ballet of Virginia company member 10/29/17
Latin Ballet of Virginia company member 10/29/17
Latin Ballet of Virginia company member 10/29/17
Ana Ines King, founder and Artistic Director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia company members 10/29/17

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