Through a visual journey of folkloric and contemporary altars, Death in Parallel examines el acompañimiento, the accompaniment of the dead in our everyday lives. A whisper, a fleeting shadow lets us know they are here with us. Other signals are close at hand, but how open are we to acknowledging the presence of our ancestors? Death in Parallel explores this relationship, which eyes open or closed, remains an intimate one. With the creative presentation of stories, photos, home video and personal artifacts, MCCLA continues our participation in a rich and vibrant tradition within our Latino community to call upon the dead as we remember and honor our loved ones.

A través de un viaje visual de altares contemporáneos y folklóricos, "Muerte Paralela" investiga la presencia de los muertos en nuestra vida cotidiana. Un susurro, una destello fugaz nos indica que están con nosotros. Hay otras señales cercanas, pero ¿qué tan abiertos estamos para reconocer la presencia de nuestros antepasados? "Muerte Paralela" explora esta relación, que con ojos abiertos o cerrados, se mantiene íntima. Con la presentación creativa de cuentos, fotos, videos caseros y objetos personales, el MCCLA da continuidad a su participación en una tradición vibrante en la comunidad latina de convocar a los muertos mientras recordamos y honramos nuestros queridos antepasados.

The celebration includes a sugar skull demonstration, Danza Azteca, Mixtizo performance in the Theater, Pan de Muerto y chocolate, mask making, and more.

Inti Raymi Project Gallery

LAPIZTOLA, a Oaxacan based artists collective, will create a site-specific installation
in the gallery. It will consist of stencil and video works. Lapiztola artists will be in
residence from October 11 – 28.

Main Gallery, ALTAR ARTISTS:

Jennifer Beach and Susan Prentice, Rocio Miller,
Carlos Juan Castillo, Hector Zavala, Nelly Reyes, Nina Reyes Rosenberg, Mara Lea
Brown, Victor Carrillo, Vanessa M. Mosqueda, Olivia Muñoz and Margarita Muñoz, Paul E.
Zinser and John Skwiot, Carlos Martinez, Robert Marosi Bustamante, and Fernando Marti, Melody Rodriguez, Alfonso Ochoa, Herminia Albarrán Romero.

celebrates Latino culture in its fourth
annual Día de los Muertos community
concert, conducted by SFS Resident
Conductor Donato Cabrera with guest
soloist Mexican tenor David Lomelí
performing “Besáme Mucho”, “Granada”
and other beloved Latin American favorites.

Come at 1pm for pre-concert entertainment
and art in the Davies Symphony Hall
lobbies, including Mexico-based artists
from Lapiztola in collaboration with the
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
For more information about Dia de los
Muertos @ the SF Symphony click below.

MCCLA thanks all our "MOLE TO DIE FOR / MOLE PARA MORIRSE" participants and contestants.

And the winners are (...drum roll please!):

Professional Chefs:
First Place / Francisco Baca (Regalito Rosticería)
Second Place / Johnny J. Marenco (Panchita's 3)
Third Place / Albert Suazo and Erin Brooks (Tropisueño)

Homemade Chefs:
First Place / Marta Gladys de Ochoa
Second Place / Dena Cornett
Third Place / Israel Escuidero

Honorable Mention
Gerard Dolores
Thanks to the judges, the MCCLA staff and volunteers. Click the left image to see the MOLE video-clip.

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