Photo Research -   The Kimo Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Searchlight advertising the opening night of a dance concert

Kimo Theater
Kimo Theater

An Art Deco Theater on Central Boulevard in Albuquerque, NM

Kimo Theater's foyer
Kimo Theater's foyer

Tile work and murals

Kimo
Kimo
A balcony of herons
A balcony of herons

All murals in lobby

Kimo Interior Stage_edited_edited
Kimo Interior Stage_edited_edited

Ribbons, lace & bouquets

Aztec Fertility Goddess
Aztec Fertility Goddess

Tonantzin - Great Mother Goddess of the moon, earth and death

Guadalupe  / Tonantzin
Guadalupe / Tonantzin

The transformation of Tonantzin into Guadalupe

The Virgin of Guadalupe
The Virgin of Guadalupe

Goddess of Mercy - our Compassionate Mother

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Search lights sweep the Albuquerque sky. The exterior of the Kimo theater is ablaze with lights illuminating the Indian motifs that run along the facade of the historic Pueblo Art Deco theater built in 1928. The show "Aparitions de la Madre" appears on the marquee. Four generations from one family are in the audience as two dancers portray the transformation of the Aztec Goddess Tonantzin  into the Virgin of Guadalupe. The contrast between the  brutal reality of fertility goddess Tonatatzin and the Compassionate Mother of the Guadalupe influences  the ebb and flow of events that define the life and times of each bride, her husbands and family. The four brides are introduced: Matilde, great-grandmother, Feliz, grandmother, and Delores, mother to the dancer Eve who portrays the role of Tonantzin.