Hanal Pixan: Food For All Souls is a combined arts project culminating in an immersive dining experience inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead - specifically the ‘Hanal Pixan’ traditions of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico - with a focus on of the shared cultural heritage of corn maize farming, cultivation, and cuisine of both Mexico and the UK.
We envisage our production to include: live cooking, shared meals, ritual actions, audience interaction, communal altar building, audiovisual soundscapes, video projections, to create an unforgettable multimedia, multisensory experience. Hanal Pixan will explore the themes of death and rebirth, ancestors, eating and consuming, ritual and ceremony, indegenous land resistance, and climate change - in relation and in remembrance of the shared deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and Mexico.
This will be a new, collaborative performance devised with an ensemble of 4 lead artists and performers, with a small, supporting creative team of costume and set designers, lighting and sound engineers etc. to bring this immersive production to life.
Photography by Louise Carpenedo
Made possible using public funding from National Lottery thoruhg Arts Council England. Hanal Pixan: Food for all Souls is an original idea by ITZATNA Arts.
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