Cemetery Tours Chile

Over 1,000 Attendees Enjoy Chile’s Chuquicamata Cemetery Tours

Over 1,000 Attendees Enjoy Chile’s Chuquicamata Cemetery Tours

The Heritage Theater Company captivated the audience with 10 performances that brought the historic site to life.

Chuquicamata Cemetery usually sees few visitors, but from mid-May to early June, it became a cultural hotspot, drawing over 1,000 people. The Heritage Theater Company performed an emotional show that resonated with the audience.

The 10 performances celebrated Chuquicamata’s 109th anniversary and continued through Heritage Month. Funded by the 2023 Community Culture Support grant from the Ministry of Cultures, Arts, and Heritage, the events were organized by the cultural group Cielo Abierto.

 

Over 1,000 Attendees Enjoy Chile’s Chuquicamata Cemetery Tours. Image Credit: Ministry of Culture of Chile.

 

 

Holofernes Noria, director of the Heritage Theater Company, noted the project’s success, with nearly 100 attendees per performance. “We’ve found a unique way to share history and heritage. The cemetery as a stage generates great interest. Recreating historical episodes and figures is enriching and wonderful to share with the community,” he said.

Claudio Lagos, the Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts, and Heritage, praised the well-received tours, which preserved Chuquicamata’s history and heritage. He acknowledged the support from the Calama Culture and Tourism Corporation and the Sons and Friends of Chuquicamata group.

 

 

Over 1,000 Attendees Enjoy Chile’s Chuquicamata Cemetery Tours. Image Credit: Ministry of Culture of Chile.

 

 

Audience members were moved by the immersive experience. Giorgina Cardusa said, “The visit was beautiful, learning about the characters and their history.” Jesica Chaca, who attended multiple performances, called it “wonderful art that entertains and teaches.” María Fernanda Mellado found the play very emotional, and Eduardo Ramírez, a non-local, said experiencing a play in the cemetery was fascinating.

The cast included Director Holofernes Noria Mancilla, actress Jacquelinne Catalán Atenas, Francisca Rojas Arriagada, Javier Cuevas del Prado, Ana Valencia Guerrero, musician Richard Medina Leaño, and technicians Pedro Córdova Ceballos and Diego Baeza Araya.

 


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