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CANCELLED: Beyond the Grave: A Performance Series

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Saturday, April 16, 2022,
1pm - 2pm

Evergreen Cemetery
261 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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$20 General, $12 MAH Members

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Due to likely inclement weather on Saturday, this performance is being cancelled. Ticket holders can get a refund or exchange their tickets for the exact same performance of Beyond the Grave next weekend, April 22-23.

What happens where the line between the living and the dead grows thin? Join us for the second year of Beyond the Grave, a site-specific series at the historic Evergreen Cemetery to find out.

The cemetery is a place we visit to somehow communicate, in our own personal ways, with those connected to us in life. It’s a portal through time, a place of self-reflection, and a ledger of history etched in stone. This year for Beyond the Grave, the MAH is teaming up with Indexical to bring you two weekends of performances featuring the work of Madi McGain, Mikhail Johnson, Departure Duo, Angel Dominguez, and Aja Bond. Indexical’s Executive Director Andrew C. Smith invited artists to share work that connects us with those no longer living to create a series that highlights the cemetery as a place of connection to the past, and a vibrant source of new life in the present.

Performance Dates:

Friday, April 15 • 6-7pm
Saturday, April 16 • 1-2pm & 6-7pm
Friday, April 22 • 6-7pm
Saturday, April 23 • 1-2pm & 6-7pm

*Rain Days: Sunday, April 17 & 24 • 1-2pm

In this series, Madi McGain explores the idea of Evergreen Cemetery as a “silent” place, using the spatial geography of the site and minimal sonic accompaniment to inform her work. Departure Duo will perform Evil’s Peak by composer Mikhail Johnson, a work that explores the equalizing force of death in the context of the colonization of Jamaica and the integration of church and state. Angel Dominguez, a Santa Cruz poet of Mayan descent, reads from their new book Desgraciado, in which they communicate through letters with a Spanish conquistador who attempted to eradicate the Yucatan language—while building a memorial/monument to their grandfather out of stone. Aja Bond closes the evening with a meditation on dirt, decomposition, and the ways in which the bodies of the living return to the earth to nourish new life.

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Event FAQs

Yes, to maintain social distancing we will have seats grouped together by party. If you hope to sit near friends or family, we recommend purchasing your tickets under one name through one transaction. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations if you reach out. Get in touch early to reserve your seating arrangement.

For questions, concerns, or requests regarding a disability-related accommodation please contact Marla Novo.

Let's please continue to care for another as we enjoy this outdoor event. We will have hand sanitizer readily available and a no-contact check-in process.

To maintain social distancing during the event, seating will be grouped by your reservation and spaced 6-feet apart from other groups.

No, but there is a public restroom that is about a 5-minute walk from the event at Harvey West Park.

No, in the case of rain, we will reschedule the performance to either April 17th or 24th from 1-2pm. You will be contacted prior to the event if a weather cancellation occurs.

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