Monday, September 1, 2014

A Pre-Popol Vuh Picnic

When D's teacher sent out a flyer about el Teatro Campesino's production of “Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven," for this weekend, I knew we would go. The Mayan archaeology class that I took in college was one of my favorites. And the boys have actually been to some Mayan ruins in Mexico. Granted it was a long time ago, but I'll show them these photos anyway...

We ate graham crackers on the steps of the pyramid...

...and touched the artifacts. Oye!

Besides, I'm always up for a cultural adventure to which I can tie a themed menu.

About the Play...

Adapted from the Popol Vuh, the sacred creation book of the Quiché Maya, "Heart of Heaven" recounts the creation of the universe and the earth, staged as a pageant with larger-than-lifesize puppets, live music, colorful costumes and spirited dances.

Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven” is narrated in three languages: Spanish, English, and Quiché –the
Mayan language embodying the oral tradition that kept Popol Vuh alive for centuries. And it was neat that the performances ran completely on solar and wind energy. We had a great day!

About our Feast... Click on the recipe titles to go to the original recipe post.

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