Bluegrass Youth Ballet Day of the Dead

day-of-the-deadBluegrass Youth Ballet will perform “Dia de Los Muertos: A Mexican Celebration of Life & Death” on the first weekend in November at the Lexington Opera House.

An original creation from BYB Artistic Director and Founder Adalhi Aranda, the performance revolves around a Mexican village after tragedy strikes their community, and villagers embark on their Day of the Dead celebration.

The play features a cast of more than 100 students, ages 5 to 17, as well as many of their parents, with dancing skeletons, bilingual narration and images of the actual Mexican holiday in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The play will be performed to live music from classical guitar, cello and a number of vocalists. Showtimes are Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House. Tickets are on sale at the Rupp Arena Box Office. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and children.

Info: 233-3535