top of page
Calaveras_edited.jpg

Death and Love

A NEW musical play

First image play 3.png

An end’s journey, and a tale of redemptive love.

 

Action, Dance, Song, Video, Fantasy, Surreal, Macabre, Latino and orchestral music. A unique memento mori spectacle! Death and Love!

 

A murdered man travels to find his living lover to warn her of the coming troubles and attest to his everlasting love.

“You can open for me the portals of Death´s house, for Love is always with you, and Love is stronger than Death is.” 

― Oscar Wilde

The story

In an impovershied town called Carmelita, in Almeidan,  a boy is born, in a shack, in an makeshift home by the main road to another bigger city, where the trucks come and go.

The town celebrates the birth, after the plague, as there has been no child born for years.

People come out to sing and dance.

It is a time of great rejoicing and carnivale.

The child is named Francisco.

"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one." - Khalil Gibran

boy born.png
image TOSK.png
Family poverty.png

Dreams of
a new life

The boy Franciso tries to fly his kite.

The wind does not pick up and he is devastated. His parents console him and sing of a new day to come where he will rise up to the skies.

Francisco is heartened and the townsfolk cheer him on.

"Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything existrs, only because I love." - Leo Tolstoy

image TOSK.png
sunset couple 2.png

The meeting of souls

Covering a protest, Francisco, now a rising photographer, meets Vicki, an Australian journalism student. They share their dreams and are smitten, as they dance with newfound love.

 

Vicki is in a gap year and must return to Australia to complete her studies. They part with a hope for a reunion.

“He held her with the type of intensity that only happens when a person wants something that isn't quite theirs. But she was. She just needed to tell him she loved him.”― Stephanie Garber, The Ballad of Never After

image TOSK.png
portarit-dead-man-mexican-festival-day-dead_95618-436.Freepik.png

Death's journey

A cartel gang takes Francisco away and he is never found again. On the Day of the Dead he returns in a ghostly skeleton to his astonished then accepting parents.

 

He travels to Australia to warn Vicki to keep away from Carmelita, and to say goodbye. The dead and the living dance in a touching, longing but impossible love.

Death and love.

"If you're out there can you touch me? Can you see me, I don't know
If you're out there can you reach me?"
― Robbie Robertson, Fallen Angel

A new
beginning

Vicki seeks truth and arrives at Carmelita.

 

There she flies Francisco’s kite in the hope for a new day.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From an Irish headstone.”
― Richard Puz, The Carolinian

33416759-the-girl-starts-colorful-kite-flying-on-the-background-of-white-clouds-and-blue-s
image TOSK.png
victor_background_humanitix.jpg

Victor
Valdes

An extraordinary artist and his musicians will perform music and songs composed by Victor for Death and Love.

 

Also with music by Daniel Stone and others to be announced.

“Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and shape. Love gets into everything. Death doesn’t conquer all; love does. Love wins every single time. Love wins by lasting through death. Love wins by loving more, loving again, loving without fear.”
― Kate O'Neill

The storyteller

Victor will play the storyteller as a resuurected ghost (with his own character background to be revealed), to narrate the story and sing from the stage, and guide the audience through this magical world of joy, heartbreak and new found love of oneself.

"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." - Thomas Mann

victor valdes on stage.jpg
image TOSK.png
BW GMS.jpg

A celebration

The play will celebrate the people of Latin America in all their joy and splendour and unite voices and song in a dramatic, fantastical, harmonious way, to show the world how diverse and joyous our vibrant cultures are, all over the world.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us,”
― Helen Keller

Performance

The play will debut in late October 2024 to coincide with the Day of the Dead and Halloween celebrations.

We will feature animation and video creations by Daniel Stone projected on a background screen for Death and Love.

“True love defies the realm of death.”
― Anoir Ou-Chad

frank calls nicola.png
image TOSK.png
20210613_194012.png

More Artisits

The play will feature choreographed dancing from Sandra Lucas, her team and other dancers, musicians, singers, actors, and make-up and design specialists.

“People you love never die. They live in your mind, the way they always lived inside you. You keep their light alive. If you remember them well enough, they can still guide you, like the shine of long-extinguished stars could guide ships in unfamiliar waters.”
― Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

More updates soon!
“Death” is never an end,
but a To Be Continued...” ― Renee Chae

 

bottom of page