Ritual of Remembrance
Join us for a Ritual of Remembrance Saturday Nov 4th at 5pm! This immersive event will begin with an outdoor performance by the Chicken Bank Collective, a group of six artists from the US and Mexico who weave communities across borders through the art of movement. After the performance, the Mexican members of the CBC will share cultural traditions associated with Día de los Muertos, including the delicious pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate. We will lift up the holy days within various cultures and traditions that dedicate these fall days to honoring those who have gone before.
The evening begins with a site-specific land based performance, where the audience migrates through natural terrain and encounters the land’s dreams, embodied. These murmurations echo legacies lodged within the land, within our bodies, and within our collective imaginations.
Our “Ritual of Remembrance” is a collective act of beauty making, honoring those we have lost, and is an annual tradition of Dreaming Stone’s. All who gather are welcome to share stories of deceased loved ones. All are invited to add to a communal ‘ofrenda’, with pictures or talismans from those you want to remember. The evening encourages all to contribute to a practice of collective meaning making.
Space is limited, so you must register in advance. Participants are encouraged (not required) to bring a potluck dish and pictures of those you want to remember. Wear shoes for walking on uneven surfaces. Dress warm, wear layers, bring a chair.
Donations from this event (suggested amount of $20 per person) go to supporting the Chicken Bank Collective’s local residency, which includes music and mural painting downtown, and offerings within Rutherford County schools.
5 pm – Memories & Murmurations (Performance)
6 pm – Potluck
7 pm – Ritual of Remembrance
Join us on Nov 4th – Be with the emergent truths of the fading light, embrace the perennial hauntings of these lengthening nights, and enjoy the healing gifts of communal festivities.