Luna Mexicana Student Matinee

Luna Mexicana

Production in Action Student Matinee

Friday, November 1, 2019
10:00-10:45 am
The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Free for Title I OUSD schools
$7/attendee for all other attendees

This program is appropriate for 1st Grade and up.

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Luna Mexicana is a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, skirt swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer,” and a deathly Bride and Groom. Festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music. Educational study guides and lesson plans will be provided.

Luna Mexicana. Photo by Dan Dion.

About “Production in Action”

As part of OBC’s mission to expose new audiences to the art of dance, we offer our educational program, “Discover Dance: Production in Action.” Each season we open our dress rehearsal performances to students and teachers from Oakland and East Bay schools.

Students not only enjoy a fully-costumed performance, but also learn about the technical elements that go into producing a professional dance performance, such as how scene changes work, how dancers work with a live orchestra, and much more. In addition, OBC provides educational study guides and lesson plans that align with California’s Common Core standards.

These performances are reserved exclusively for student audiences, their teachers, and/or adult chaperones. They are not open to the general public.