Nevada State Museum in Carson City hosting Dia de los Muertos celebration Saturday

The Nevada State Museum is the site of a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration on Saturday.

In addition to the crafts and displays that are ongoing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., it will have the following dance presentations:

1 p.m.: Aztec-style dancing by Angeles de Guadalupe from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Carson City; enjoy colorful feathered dancers accompanied by deep, resonant drumming.

2 p.m.: Experience El Día de los Muertos: A Journey from Grief to Peace, a contemporary, interpretive dance by Tami Castillo Shelton, a choreographer and theater arts professional who is on the roster of the Nevada Arts Council. Tami’s performance will include a discussion about the role of Day of the Dead in the healing process after the loss of a loved one. She will also engage the audience by teaching and leading the Danza de los Viejitos, or Dance of the Old Ones.

3 p.m.: The Nevada State Museum’s Day of the Dead celebration culminates in authentic and spectacular folkloric and Aztec dance presentations performed by the International Folkloric Ballet of Reno and Danza Azteca Aztlán.

Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under. Seating is first come, first serve.

The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 N. Carson St., Carson City. For more information, call 775-687-4810, ext. 237.


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