Nonprofit Partner: The All Souls Procession – 100% Donated
The wheel has turned another rotation and it’s time again for The Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos. A time to remember and celebrate. The shift from grief to gratitude can be a challenge from the depths of mourning and wishing for one more day, conversation, one more look into our loved one’s eyes.
Thanks to the All Souls Procession, in Tucson, we have it a whole lot easier than most,. The history of this event, nearing three decades in existence, is storied, inspiring and colorful. As touching as it is fierce. And it can’t be told any better than by the founders themselves at the All Souls website.
Nadia Hagen and her Pyrotechnic Theatre Company Flam-Chen have lit up Tucson with an artistic, creative force that is second to none. I believe it was the New York or maybe the Chicago Times that said Flam-Chen was “…like Cirque du Soleil, but with fire instead of money.” That offers a glimpse into this incredible performance art troupe. Nadia is the artistic director of the All Souls, the director of Flam-Chen and the artist behind the skull pendant created by A Nice World. The silver-plated fundraiser pendant bears an image taken directly from Nadia’s original digital drawing, which is an homage to the Urn itself, shown here in the background. As our 2015 Key Nonprofit Partner, 100% of sales benefit the cause.
Nadia is the reason I am a fire performance artist and I’m proud to say I have performed in the All Souls Procession back when it was a teeny affair of fewer than 10K people, with fewer than a dozen performers on one small scaffolding. Now, less than 10 years later, the ranks of those processing and attending the event are well over 100K. Check out the gallery and you’ll begin to see why. Perusing these images will uplift and support your journey as you focus on the light and joy to celebrate the memories and embrace the mystery of our celestial adventures ahead.