6:00 pm Processional parade in costume (2 – 4 block walk) starting at & returning to Still & Moving Center
6:30-8:45 pm Fiesta!
Celebrate with us a tradition honored in the Mexico and Latin America. Known as ‘The Day of the Dead’, this annual event pays homage to the deceased and to one’s ancestors, as well as serving as a fiesta for the living. As Hawaii’s oldest Day of the Dead Celebration (14 years and counting), Willow Chang’s Dia De Los Muertos celebration has become a time-honored tradition itself, along with similarly intended celebrations such as Ching Ming/Bai Sain (Chinese) or the O-Bon season (of Japan). Dia De Los Muertos laughs at the scariness of death; people’s feelings of closeness to the dearly departed defy their separation. Bring a photo to place on for the community altar (offrenda), which will be decorated with other traditional elements, such as marigolds, incense, candles and sugared skulls. This year, enjoy the offrendas by special guest artists. Dress as a skeleton, enter our costume contest and join our parade procession starting at Still & Moving Center, touring the Ward/Kakaako area and returning to Still & Moving.
Here, you’ll enjoy a night of guest performances. Past year’s celebrations have featured storytelling, music, dance theater, beatboxing, circus sideshow acts and beyond! Contact Willow Chang if you wish to perform. The health-conscious folks at Still & Moving Center will have delicioso Mexican-themed, non-alcoholic and vegetarian refreshments available for purchase! (We’re trying to keep you on our side of the grave as long as possible!!!)
9:15 – 10:25 am Hawaii Standard Time
In person or Online Live
$35 or $17 drop-in
Sundays, Oct 9, 16, 23
Not enough experience or time to create new choreography for Halloween? Learn to adapt your known choreography to ghastly, ghostly tunes!
Then you can take this Halloween as a playful opportunity to dress up with your students and shake your bones WITH YOUR SPECIAL SPOOKY MUSIC! You can be creepy, scary, frightening, sinister, chilled, goose bumpy or downright silly shouting “Boo!” and your students will still love you…’Cause they already know the moves – you’ve just put it to new music!
with Robyn Singh
Thursday October 31
6:30 Paint Your Bones
7:30 Stretch Your Bones Yoga
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HALLOWEEN ~ not just trick or treat, it is also a time of recognition for those in our lives who have passed on from this physical plane. Bringing light and joy-filled intention, we remember, honor and celebrate loved ones and ancestors during this time when the veil is thinnest between the worlds! Bones are powerful. Come stretch and integrate your “Bones” in a magical lighthearted yoga practice to specially chosen music! Honoring our body, our bones, our life, Our Light! To show your glow, just wear white or neon clothing! Punch & Pretzels!
Our treat for you: Moon Light Aerial Lyra Performance by Heather Booth
6:30 pm Paint your bones or any other cool design of your fancy! For extra fun, use night glow paint on old yoga clothes (the paint can stain) and/or glow-in-the-dark skin paint. We’ll have both kinds available for purchase so you can paint yourself and your friends. We’ll have a few artists on hand to give you a quick paint job for $2 per minute. Come early for a more elaborate design. To guarantee a spot with an artist, call at least 3 days in advance to reserve your time.