Ritual of Remembrance
Saturday, November 4, 2023 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)
Dreaming Stone Arts and Ecology Center is excited to announce “Ritual of Remembrance”, a performance and evening of remembrance for our loved ones that will take place on Nov 4th starting at 5pm. This offering features 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 their 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, “Memories and Murmurations”, 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.
After sharing a potluck, our “Ritual of Remembrance” will be 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 of 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.
To attend, RSVP at https://dreamingstone.org/events/chicken-bank-collective/. 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.
Nov 4th from 5pm till 8pm