Every November 1st and 2nd, URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto transforms into Carnaval de los Muertos for a very special performance in honor of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. This annual performance ritual combines traditional Mexican culture and URBAN-15’s Brazilian and Portuguese dance and rhythms, resulting in a presentation that pays tribute to and genuinely celebrates our passed loved ones.
Carnaval de los Muertos has been an annual URBAN-15 tradition since the early 1990s, when the ensemble would make visits to the Alamo Camposanto, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza and San Fernando Cemeteries. In recent years, URBAN-15 has performed in Hemisfair’s Plaza México, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Instituto Cultural de México, and appeared for presentations at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Market Square, and Centro Cultural Aztlan.
Carnaval de los Muertos is an organic altar with special costumes, choreography, and rhythms all designed and created by the URBAN-15 members themselves.
This year, the Carnaval de Muertos makes two appearances on Wednesday, November 2nd:
7pm performance is free and 8pm performance has a $3 suggested donation.