Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Bluegrass Youth Ballet Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Dance

While Halloween is the popular holiday most celebrated around this country this week, it's not the only commemoration of the souls of the departed. The Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead is celebrated November 1st and 2nd and can be seen as having similarities with our festival of ghouls and goblins. This weekend, the Bluegrass Youth Ballet Performs their Day of the Dead dance concert, Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet present Dia de los Muertos at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://bluegrassyouthballet.com/schoolperformances.html

Adalhi Aranda Corn, a native of central Mexico, is both the Executive Director of the group and the choreographer of the ballet. She spoke with WEKU's Roger Duvall about the festival's origins. 

WEKU's Roger Duvall speaks with Adalhi Aranda Corn, Executive Director of the Bluegrass Youth Ballet, about the origins of Dia de los Muertos, the subject for the ballet's Novemer 2nd performance.