Pre-confined Travellers

Will you dance with me? Travellers 94 & 95, Tlalpan, Mexico city, 2018. Bored. Traveller 96. Café Procope, Paris 2019. The hand. Facing Saint-Eustache. Traveller 74. Paris 2019. Catwoman is back. Traveller 63. Tlalpan. 2018. Kant or Heidegger? Traveller 97. Paris 2019. Before the sh*t hit the fan. Travellers 98 & 99. Paris last year.…

Call me Kate

My name is Catrina. Catherine? Kathryn? You can call me Kate. I dance with all. I dance with the old. I dance with the young, Alas. With the rich and the poor The mighty and the humble. I dance with Death. Dance with me. You can call me Kate. Another dancer at the Day of the…

Day of los Muertos

Welcome! Welcome! Try our 65 Pesos menu! The Day of the Dead on November 2nd is possibly one of the oldest and strongest traditions in Mexico. I believe (no evidence) that it comes from the Chinese Ghost month, when ghosts and spirits, long-gone ancestors come back from the netherworld. In the Chinese tradition, shrines are…

Danse macabre. Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead. November 2nd. “Are you ready to dance?”   Dance the night away. One, two. One, two… One, two, Three. Day…   And night… La Dance Macabre… Dance, dance, dance… Turn, turn, turn… “Thank you for dancing with me… Until next time…” My heartfelt thanks to the Ollin Yollintizi dance company…

Day of Muertos #2.

Fluttering eyelashes… Stage right. Stage left. Altar to the dead. The small skulls above tend to be in sugar. And often bear the names of the living. A freshly built oven. To cook “el pan de muertos”, the bread of the dead: Altars often display photographs of the departed. The old lady on top is…

Day of the dead. Día de muertos

Bienvenidos, welcome to the day of the Dead. Possibly the most important religious/traditional holiday in Mexico. The day people honour their dead and mock Death. Above: “Desayunos con sabor”, Breakfast with taste. Sound engineers on the Plaza. At the daycare… I kid you not… Altars to the dead are raised everywhere. This one is in…

Day of the Dead. Part two.

Previously on Equinoxio: the Captain and crew are in therapy after the shock of watching the world’s worst haircut after Boris “Judas” Johnson win the election of the modern Empire. In a parallel universe, Mexico celebrated the Day of the Dead. Here is the remainder of a stroll among the Dead in Tlalpan, a borough…