Pride, Grief and Forging Ahead (2017)

Choreography: Elena Osalde commissioned by MexVic and The Art Gallery of Ballarat

Drawing on the Mexican legend La Llorona (The Weeping Lady) and the love song Llorona. Pride, Grief and Forging Ahead explores the journey of taking beauty for granted, losing loved ones and healing through honouring them to be able to move one.
Both, the song and the legend, portray feelings of loss and the pain of unrequited love stories. The heroes in the stories long and lose but regardless of what happens; their love remains eternally alive.
In the spirit of Mexican Day of the Dead, let’s reflect on the permanence of the love that transcends the boundaries of life and death. By staying true to the love that remains, we can eventually heal and make peace with the events in our past.