Luna Mexicana [ballet folklorico] // San Jose & Oakland

Now in its sixth year, Oakland Ballet’s beloved presentation of Luna Mexicana is back for its usual two-night run.

Luna Mexicana is one of the Bay Area’s most elaborate and inclusive Dia de los Muertos events. Like the celebration that inspires it, Luna Mexicana is a beautiful blend of exuberant dance, joyful music, colorful costumes, flowers, candles, food, and – most of all – celebration of family.

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Luna Mexicana tells the story of a girl named Luna who, on Día de Muertos, falls asleep in front of the altar she set up to honor her ancestors.

Her loved ones visit her in her sleep and take her on a journey through the afterlife. The presentation includes choreography by the Oakland Ballet’s artistic director Graham Lustig, performances by the Aztec dance ensemble Nahui Ehekatl and Co., and Ballet Folklórico de México Danza.

Oakland Ballet Company´s 2023 “Luna Mexicana” program will feature:

The return of Viva la Vida – a ballet inspired by the life and spirit of Frida Kahlo. Co-choreographed by Martín Romero of Ballet Folklórico

México Danza and Oakland Ballet Artistic Director, Graham Lustig.

Ballet Folklórico México Danza presenting traditional Mexican Folkloric dance.

Mariachi Mexicanisimo presenting mariachi music

Oakland Ballet’s Luna Mexicana ballet.

*This event is family-friendly. All ages require a ticket.*

Tips for purchasing tickets: For the best experience, use a desktop or laptop to purchase tickets. In person sales will only be available the day of the performance.

Customer support is available via phone at 1-888-348-4577 from 7 am-9pm Pacific Time.

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