The Memoria Symposium is an open discussion among death-positive artists innovating in the sphere of memorial and memento mori ritual. The October 2021 symposium was moderated by artist Jill Littlewood and participants included:
- All Souls Procession artistic director Nadia Hagen
- Ceremonial artist To-Ree-Nee Wolf
- Burning Man co-founder Harley Dubois
- Crossbones Graveyard ritualist John Constable, a.k.a. John Crow
- Existential coach Daniel Lev Shkolnik
- Way of Life and Death director/teacher Tony Wolf Click image to watch
The 31st Annual All Souls Procession Live Stream Pt 1 & 2
Part 1 * 2 of our live stream of the 31st Annual All Souls Procession.
Featuring Stories That Soar!, Angle Proclamation, Homicide Survivors Inc., Basic Biology Steve Roach, Serena Gabriel, Odaiko Sonora, Flam Chen and the Community Spirit Group. Filmed live at the MSA Annex on Sunday November 8, 2020. Video Elements-Noctivision Lighting Design-Heather Cossette. Many Thanks to the wonderful crew at Southern AZ Video Productions, Jeff Smith, Fletcher Lawrence Anstis and the ASP Media Circle.
The 30th Annual All Souls Procession 2019 Live Stream – Featuring Steve Roach
The 30th year of this magnanimous community event featuring Flam Chen and Music by Steve Roach. Originally aired 11/3/19
The 29th Annual All Souls Procession Live Stream 2018
The Full 2018 Live Stream featuring XIXI, Flam Chen, The Community Spirit Groups, Odaiko Sonora and 150,000 of you all remembering together! (Grand Finale begins at app. 1:55) Many thanks to Heater Cossette, Stagedog Productions, Total Lighting Support, Soundwave Audio, Az Pro Sound, 5th Avenue Productions and Southern AZ Video Productions. Sponsored by Visit Tucson.
Finale Ceremony 2017: The Marriage of The Sun and Moon, Featuring Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Honoring the Ancestors: Tucson Taiko and the Procession
Odaiko Sonora Japanese Taiko drumming & dance troupe has been an integral part of the Procession for a decade. Every year, they play the drums, dance, and sing behind the Urn. And in several years, they have been part of the Finale Ceremony. And in 2016 they are bringing a very special Ondeko performance to the Procession.
The Ancestors Project
Every year, people send in hundreds of photos of their beloved dead, and we create a video that we project onto buildings around the Finale Site. Director Adam Cooper-Terán talks about the Ancestors Project.
Voices of the Procession
The Procession is made of tens of thousands of stories. Here are a few.
Restoration of Care: The Heart Behind the Scenes
Our tech crew offers their skills as a service to the community–behind the scenes, offering technical expertise and equipment to help create the ceremonial power of the Procession.
Finale Theme 2016: The Hunter & The Hunted
Every year, the Finale has a theme that explores death, life, and grief. Artistic Director Nadia Hagen discusses the 2016 theme.
All Souls Procession History
The All Souls Procession is a grassroots, donation-funded, volunteer-run celebration to honor our beloved dead. Over 100,000 people gather every November in Tucson, AZ to walk through the streets carrying photographs of loved ones, pulling altars and floats, playing instruments, wearing costumes, dancing, and singing. Shot and edited by Leslie Epperson.
All Souls Procession 2015 360 VR
Produced by the University of Arizona Journalism Department. This video can be viewed on your computer and you can scroll around 360 degrees or you can use a VR headset.
2014 Grand Finale
2013 Grand Finale
2013 Drone Reel
Exclusive footage captured via drone cinematography. Directed by Karel Moonen and shot by Birds Eye View.