Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Contact:     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974   

Reference:  03/04: 22

Date:           Oct. 28, 2003                                                                                                                                    

Danza Floricanto/USA Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

WHAT:                        Danza Floricanto/USA presents Dia de los Muertos.

WHEN:                        7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1.

WHERE:                 Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

                             13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif.

COST:                    $15 for the general public, $10 for students and senior citizens with ID.

ADD:                      The Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos, is an ancient Mexican celebration where family ancestors are honored with processions, songs, prayers, candles, and offerings of food and flowers.  Today these celebrations are communal, rather than family, affairs, and Dia de los Muertos has become a strong affirmation of life.  Danza Floricanto/USA, the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles, has taken these celebratory images and transformed them into an exciting hour of music and dance.

INFORMATION:         Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at

(562) 907-4203.

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