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All Souls 2018 Theme: Sky Islands

drawing of stilt walkers wearing dresses decorated like a desert landscape and sunset

The overall theme of the Procession this year is Sky Islands. We will be integrating music, dance, symbolism, and ideas that span Cuba, Colombia, and Southern Arizona. From the literal island of Cuba to our desert sky islands—the land enclosed by water, the mountain environments enclosed by desert—to the isolation that is epidemic in our…

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Finale Ceremony Theme 2017: The Marriage of the Sun and Moon

In honor of our collaboration with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, we present “The Marriage of the Sun and Moon,” an homage to the roots of Western classical thought, drawing on the artistry of Medieval and Renaissance alchemical and hermetic texts. Modern science has its roots in the alchemical experiments of ancient Greece and Hellenic Egypt,…

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